Saturday, September 25, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday - Sunny Soundview


Super meme Shadow Shot Sunday, by Brisbane artiste  Tracy, reappears again, and we are ready! 

Last Sunday I attended my non-profit’s fund raiser, known as a Wheel-a-Thon. In this, teams compete to push a manual wheelchair around a course with ramps, gravelly pavement, grass and the usual cones that define the course. 


I wasn’t a participant, and had no assigned duties. So, point-and-shoot in tow, I looked for shadowy delights - and found them! The cone is shaped perfectly. The photographer less so...This was a perfect morning, starting at a cool 58°F, rising to a satisfying 72°F (22°C) by noon. Dry and blue, shadows were to appear, and not by accident (mostly). The place is in West Haven (CT), alongside the Long Island Sound estuary. The beach and walkway along the shore would soon fill up with people, but early on few were there. That made it easy to capture easy to spot shadows of benches and planters...

I suspected a fine day of capturing shadows when I arrived at the Savin Rock Conference Center. Arcs, angles and foliage combine with the early day sun to showcase the beautiful day.The walkway has a number of flags and banners along its way - and this one with its well-defined shadow.


This view typifies a very nice day, the day to be outside. The West Haven beach is a nice place to be on a sunny day. Happily for us, we are only 20 min away, and before Winter there are other days to hunt shadows on the shore...See lots of shadowy art at Hey Harriet!



23 comments:

sarayutouched said...

love the archway photo ralph! looks like it was a beautiful day for shadow chasing!!!

Sylvia K said...

What marvelous shadow shots, Ralph! Love those blue skies! On a day like that it's such fun to look for shadows because they're everywhere and it does look as though you had a wonderful time with camera in hand and with terrific results! Hope you have a great weekend -- hopefully with more sunshine!!

Sylvia

Rajesh said...

Very lovely shadows are formed by variety of items. The last one is my favorite.

frayedattheedge said...

aaaargh - all I can see this week is your first photo - this is getting to be very annoying!! Ah well, it's a lovely crisp shadow shot!

Dani said...

wow! I love the first one best. Creative.
I like them all, though. I would have a rest on that lovely spot.

Thank you.

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

I think you have more than one shot here but I can only see the first and it is a bit funny and a great shot!
Hope you will have a nice weekend!
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Kay L. Davies said...

Great shadow shots, Ralph. Most of your "models" stood still for you, so I think the shadow of the gull flying over is the most fortuitous, and therefore my favorite.

Kay
Alberta, Canada

Linda said...

Perfect weather makes for perfect shadows perfectly captured!

Now if only that weather would return and this hot stuff would blow on outta here!

Cassie said...

A usual, good ShadowShots Raplh. You better start archiving some, 'cuz as you said, winter is coming soon! Have a great week.

EG Wow said...

You found some great shadows to shoot, Ralph!

Greyscale Territory said...

Your shadowy delight in the first photo is just wonderful! And smiled when I saw your comment below it! And love the variety of your following shadows!

chubskulit said...

Your shadow shots this week are gorgeous Ralph. My favorite is the first one!

Brad Pitt is in Town, shhhh! Have a great weekend!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Great shots Ralph,I too love the first one, and the seagull shadow is another favourite.

Carin said...

Hi Ralph, Cone shadow is very sharp and I liked the way you captured you are own shadow! Funny thing is I can't see the other photo's straight away but have to click on a line to open. Really liked your second picture, would love to sit on that bench and enjoy the far view over the blue sea into the far horizon.... just dreaming away...... Great place to be and you are lucky it is only 20 min. from where you live!

Enjoy your Sunday!

Hey Harriet said...

I like the one of your shadow taking a photo of the cone shadow! That's funny! You've captured some lovely scenes of West Haven! How pretty it looks! And how lucky you are to live so close by. Enjoy the rest of your weekend Ralph :)

BLOGitse said...

Interesting shots. You're so lucky to live in an area where it's clean and a lot space to stop and relax...
Have a good week ahead!

Laura said...

must say I'm drawn to the archway too ralph. beautiuful shadows, thanks for sharing.

Dianne said...

the archway is superb
I like the first shot though, there's something about the cone watching your shadow that is very lovely

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

You said it, that 'W' word...ewwww...we know it's coming, our time in the sunshine is limited, but in the meantime, let's enjoy every bit of it allowed.

The shadows from your shooting vantage point are wonderful, there's a zest for life in them...have a great day!!!

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

What a beautiful day and a fun event. Lots of great SSs...I especially love the Conference Center one! Happy Sunday Ralph!!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Inspired by your photo, Ralph!

Shadowy Photographer

Shadowy photographer,
Point-and-shoot in tow,
Will you frame the perfect shot?
Do you really know?

Shadowy photographer,
Wheeling through the sun,
You will aim your lens and shoot
Till the day is done.

© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Gee....how are we to beat that? :) Love that first picture Ralph...it is so fun - love that the cone is so colorful against the asphalt and the shadows!! Sounds like it was a perfect day - we agree, we are trying to cram all of the nice days into our favorite things that we did in the summer before the winter takes all of that fun away!
Have a super week!

Calico Crazy said...

Great collection of shadow shots, looks like a great beach area too. Bet it's too cold to swim there already. ~ Calico Contemplations