Saturday, May 15, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday - Drive Time


Shadows occur with regularity - happily, if we pay attention, we are able to capture them all, unique or mundane.

Happily, Shadow Shot Sunday allows us the opportunity to display our finds. Of course, the finds I showcase here really are 'ours' - as I drive, the always lovely Patti takes the shadowy pictures.

On top, we have just exited the Charter Oak Bridge entering the capitol city of Hartford, the shady sides of the buildings add the requisite shadowy texture to the panorama. Patti always knows the best time to engage the shutter button...





Continuing south on Route 15 toward our abode in the Ansonia Uplands, we are near the entrance to the tunnel under the West Rock Ridge The shadows here are up-close and immediate as we aim toward the portal of the crossing, itself appearing as one.

A nice day it always is alongside lovely mate (and photographer) Patti. Shadow hunting is a fun avocation. See much more at the fun meme hosted by Tracy, aka: Hey Harriet!

31 comments:

sarayutouched said...

driving into the shadows...to emerge into the light. wonderful shots.

frayedattheedge said...

A nice contrast between the cityscape and the tunnel entrance.

Sylvia K said...

I have to agree with Robin, the driving into the shadows and emerge into the light is superb! Marvelous captures, Ralph! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

bobbie said...

Patti did a marvelous job!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We just love the tunnels & bridges out east...some of our favorite!
Hope you & Patti have a lovely weekend!

Martha Z said...

Patty caught a nice skyline shot each building framed by another before you headed into the shadow of the tunnel.

BLOGitse said...

So many places to explore in this world...blogging is a great way - and saves time and money! :)

Happy SSS from Casa!

BLOGitsePHOTOS

Tom Hilton said...

Cool...I really like the tunnel shot.

fredamans said...

I love the cityscape! Shadows everywhere can be seen, on the ground, the buildings.... well done!

Rosebud Collection said...

Great pictures/shadows. Very interesting. They are both wonderful.
Happy SSS.

EG Wow said...

That's a very attractive shot of Hartford. Patti DID click the shutter at just the right time!

Serendipity said...

That's an interesting skyline - what is the building with the blue roof?

Hot Fudge said...

What a team - the driver and the shutter bug. And what great images you create together. Hartford looks such a pretty city - I really love that part of the world. Have a wonderful weekend, both of you.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Into the tunnel
traffic flows. Where it ends up?
Ah, nobody knows!

Target practice

Sweet Repose said...

I'm so unaccustomed to seeing huge building, so it's a treat to see you and Patty's' world...wonderful captures!

Dianne said...

I feel like I'm on the road with youse guys :)

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

I know the feeling. Nice shot.

chubskulit said...

Love the first shot so much!

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Hey Harriet said...

These are fab! You and Patti make such a perfect shadow shooting team. Thanks for taking us along on the drive. That was fun!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Eden said...

Beautiful shadow shots. The skyline is my favourite. What a beautiful city you live in.

Have a nice weekend.

Carin said...

Patti caught great shadows. Always nice to see parts of other countries. Hartford looks like a big town!

Enjoy your week!

Sam said...

I can't tell you how much I love these glimpses of your magnificent (and enormous) country of yours! Look at that city view! That tall buliding that looks a little older with the clock tower is very lovely! Hope you have a lovely week!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Hi Bro,

How's everything doin`? It looks so magnificient the view of your place from afar. With the wonderful day, I can see you & Pattie enjoying your day, chasing shadows too?

Enjoy your day and GB you both.

x0x0

Greyscale Territory said...

Delightful drive images! The city skyline always look so pretty with all the shapes and textures! And tunnels always give me a feeling of entering a strange world! Great photos!

Linda said...

Excellent shadow shots as always, Ralph! I'm pretty sure I've only been through that tunnel once - next time I do, I'll pay closer attention to the shadows.

Carolyn Ford said...

The shady side of buildings and other things is always the shadow...they are everywhere. We know that and we still hunt for them...that is amusing to me. Hartford looks like a picturesque city. And, tunnels are attention getters. People always announce a tunnel when it appears up ahead...something special, they are.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Great shots! With all those shadows, Wow. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Sherrie's Stuff

Radka said...

On the blog you have amazing photos. I like to photograph his son Matěj. Have a nice day Radka.

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

It's a great skyline and it makes me want to know more about the buildings :)
The shadows are really dark when going into tunnels.
Have a nice week!
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Paula Scott said...

I especially like the top of what looks to be an Orthodox church in the first shot. It's like a blue onion in the midst of all those buildings!

LDH said...

Great team you two make! Love the tunnel ~ we pass through the Lehigh Valley tunnel when we visit our NY daughter. It is a very pretty area.