Saturday, July 10, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday - Gallery Shadows



Shadow Shot Sunday is a wonderfully fun meme hosted by Aussie Brisbane artist Tracy. The shadowy and reflective artistry is all over the place - we participants thus get the opportunity to play along.

This week I am happy to highlight blog friend Linda of Are we there Yet. It is fun to have a fellow blogger from not-too-far away Norwich, CT, merely 60 miles (97 km) and one hour away.

A photo artist in my opinion, capturing wonderful shots of Connecticut with her Nikon D-60. And, often involving the P&W Railroad, Yantic, Amanda and Jamie.

A cool blog friend, always with artistic shadowy possibilities...












So being so close, we were excited that Linda had a photo that was part of an exhibit in fairly close to us West Hartford. Linda has made it into that world of the showcased, the recognized, the artiste.

She chose a fine framed photo of the stone towers of the always beautiful and artistic Brooklyn Bridge, opened in 1883.

The stone arches dissipate the western light with such elegance and style. The look is just right to crop and center into a matted frame. Perfect for what turned into a stuffy and crowded exhibit. At 55, I was even feeling young in this environment...

Art is so often what is captured in the moment. And what works is not how the bridge is captured - but that it was captured so well with the D-60.








I would hope that the artist considers the total view, the look in the corner that is not defined by the frame or matting. However by the look, the artistry and perfectly captured by the artist. I am sure she agrees!

Blogging is fun, and having a blog friend of ours so close, the meetings are also fun. So Linda, perhaps Patti, I and you need to meet in Waterford for an always excellent meeting for conversation and food (in that order :>)


For more shadows and art from around the earth, please see this always fun site at Hey Harriet!








24 comments:

sarayutouched said...

very cool ralph...thanks for sharing linda's work with us. that is a lovely photo of the bridge. light, texture and shadows. awesome.

Linda said...

Aw shucks, thank you so much, Ralph! This really gave me something to smile about on a day that I really, really needed it! And most definitely we need to get together again - soon!!!

Sylvia K said...

This is really great, Ralph! Thanks for sharing Linda's photos with us! I love the one of the bridge, it is fantastic! It is fun meeting up with blog friends, isn't it? Hope you have a wonderful weekend1

Sylvia

frayedattheedge said...

This is a super photo - thanks for sharing it with us. I've now met several blog friends - including one in Australia when we were on holiday last year!

fredamans said...

I especially enjoy that last shot! Really puts the shadows in perspective! Great shots!

Tom Hilton said...

Lovely work! That Brooklyn Bridge shot is wonderful.

Joops said...

The Stone tower looks classic.

Sammy said...

Thanks so much for sharing Ralph, how exciting to be viewed by so many, Linda must be very proud of her work, I know I would be :-) its a fantastic piece of art

Arija said...

What wonderful possibilities...a blog friend actually becoming a living, breathing, tangible one! The simplicity of the combination of arches and light makes Linda's photo an outstanding one.

Carletta said...

How sweet of you Ralph to showcase a fellow blogger's work and let us share in her wonderful accomplishment! How divine to have one's own work hung on a wall in an exhibit. Congrats to Linda!!
The light and shadow in her work is lovely.
Nice post Ralph!

Arija said...

Ralph, thanks for your insightful comment. I thought the same when I shot if. Unfortunately my pottery studio was destroyed in the '83 bushfires that took everything else as well.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

how wonderful that you have a fellow blogger so close to you..and one that is so artistic.

This shot is gorgeous, thanks so much for sharing it with us

Hey Harriet said...

That's a stunning image of that bridge by your friend Linda. Thanks so much for sharing her work. I just popped over to Linda's blog and bookmarked it for later reading. Which I'm looking forward to! Enjoy the rest of your weekend Ralph!

Greyscale Territory said...

Linda's work is delightful! Love her use of interesting colour!

BLOGitse said...

Great art exhibition, thanks for sharing!
Blogging is a possibility to meet new people, to get new friends around the globe...
Have a great Sunday,
greetings from Casa!

BLOGitse

GardenJoy4Me said...

That picture is amazing ! I was totally drawn to the orange/yellow light absorbed by the stone work of the bridge .. stunning !
What you have said is so true .. the best photography is almost always the on the spur of the moment accidental type !
Joy

Sweet Repose said...

Whattayamean, 55 is young!!! It's all in the perception and the view...and I think the view of the bridge is fabulous, the way the light and shadow play games on the stone...simply beautiful!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Sarah said...

That is a lovely photograph that you have shown us of Linda's Ralph. The golden light under the bridge os magical. It is fun to meet up with blog friends isn't it?

Manang Kim said...

A very beautiful shot, Ralph. Thanks for sharing it to us. Happy Sunday!

Shadow shot Sunday

Carin said...

Hi Ralph, that sounds like fun being able to meet up with blof friends for conversation and food! Thanks for sharing Linda's work with us, really like your first shot, makes me wish I could visit that gallery!

Have a nice week!

EG Wow said...

Cool shot of some fun art, Ralph. How nice of you to showcase Linda's work.

Paula Scott said...

I agree-there are some wonderful 'meetings'/relationships that develop by way of blogging.I love all my blogging friends as we all have so much in common and yet, are so very different. The best part is, the same passions that we share.

Eden said...

Fantastic shadow shots, Ralph.Have a wonderful week.

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

That bridge photo is really cool! Thanks for sharing Linda's work:)