Saturday, August 21, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday - Stowing the ramp

Shadow Shot Sunday allows us the opportunity to capture shadows. Tracy, from Brisbane in Oz, offers us this fun meme as we search for the shadowy world. 

I had the family Canon point-and-shoot in my possession. I was hoping to find shadow art in my suburban travels. Shadows show up when we least expect it, like today when I saw the back side of my parking place and the van wheelchair ramp, all courtesy of several electric motors, relays, switches and other sundry items.


Shadows are plentiful, the oval openings on the aluminum surface of the ramp leaving pleasing light patterns on the driveway. Okay, this is really a car park. I think we drive on the wrong side, too...Happily a sequential shadow shot shoot ensued and I now have a post! Naturally, the photographer though he should be involved in the picture too - bare knees and all. It was a wonderful day of blue sky, low humidity and nice temperature of 86° F (30° C). Never to worry, shadows abound! 

32 comments:

sarayutouched said...

just when you were thinking there were no shadows...your ramp let you create many shots for today.

it always works out...if you are patient.

happy sss.

Tom Hilton said...

Cool...I love the way mundane objects can cast such interesting shadows.

fredamans said...

The lift to the van's shadow resembles a film strip. Quite cool shots!

Sylvia K said...

I, too, am constantly amazed at where we can find interesting shadows once we start looking and these are a perfect example! I love all your shots! How fun to find them when we least expect them! Hope you and Patti have a great weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Rajesh said...

Very nice sequence of shadow shots.

Catherine said...

beauty can be found in the most ordinary of places - that is what is so great about shadow hunting - very nice sequence...

Gallery Juana said...

Looks like it was a beautiful day to go out for a ride. You keep your suv looking so clean and taken care of. I remember when you were posting about getting your new ride.

Happy Shadow Shot Sunday to you.

frayedattheedge said...

A lovely sequence of shadows - but unfortunate, like last week, some of them are missing!

EG Wow said...

OH< how NEAT to see how your ramp works, Ralph! And it makes interesting shadows as it goes up and down in the sun.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Ralph you caught the shadows perfectly and in progress too : )
I find I see shadows more easily when I am not looking for them .. sort of a catch 22 .. when I panic and think I need some shots I can't see them .. then when I am at ease ? there they are ! LOL
Joy

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

Yes that is how it often is - what you search is round the corner ;)
Great shadow!
Happy SSS!

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Paula Scott said...

I love those ramp shadows! They have a really neat pattern and crisp edges. Love your 'self portrait' too!

Sam said...

That's a serious piece of modern machinery there and it makes for a great shadow shot! I like the photo where you can see you Ralph reflected in the curve above the wheel. Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Crafty Gardener said...

great series of shadow shots, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment

Sweet Repose said...

I can see you had fun with these shots...can you imagine what other people think of us as we take such care in the shadows we shoot, as they wonder why we take shots of the ground...if they only knew...HA!

Have a good one tomorrow!

Joops said...

Now those are called electronic-effect shadows beautifully captured on cam.
Rock collection shadow

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Neat shadows, and don't they just appear when we least expect them.

I find myself always on the look out for shadows.

chubskulit said...

Those are nice shadows Ralph. I love the reflection on the vehicle.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Who would have thought something used daily would give us some great shadows! Loved seeing it in action, as well as the shadows it created as it went into place!
Have a great weekend Ralph!

imaginationlane said...

Great sequence of pictures, Ralph! One of the things I love about photography is how it can transform the ordinary into soemthing special...your post illustrates this wonderfully...

Lynette

Greyscale Territory said...

A fantastic series of shadows from your ramp! All those shadowy slats become varying sizes as the ramp raises! Very interesting capture!

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Nice shadow shots Ralph! I really like shadows made by metal things...they tend to be very sharp and detailed. Nice captures!

anka said...

Great shots! And, as always, there is so much more fun to have them find you, when you least expect it!

Sarah said...

You never know where you will next find shadows. Always worth having your cameral with you!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

That's what I call, "Eyes of Artistry" §;-)

Not kidding, you really have good eyes on arts.

Hope everybody's in the best of everything.

Happy Sunday.
/chie

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

o I do wish our taxi companies had vehicles with ramps like that - even the better ones don't seem to operate as nicely as that.

Cassie said...

Nice sharp SHadowShots Ralph. I only saw 3 though it appears there were more.

Eden said...

Beautiful sequence of shadow shots. Great captures.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

love the sharp shadows created by ramp slats... fabulous shots.. Have a great week .. Julie

BLOGitse said...

Great shadows!
Thanks for your comment on my blog even if I was traveling...
Greetings from Bilbao, Spain - shadow shots coming this weekend! :)

Pagan Sphinx said...

Shadows do surprise us, don't they? Even on overcast days, with only a little light, we find them. Looks like your day was very sunny. Barnes and Noble is one of my favorite suburban stores. :-)

Dani said...

interesting series of shadow shots.

Thanks for the visit