Saturday, October 30, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday - Snow Plus

Shadow Shot Sunday, hosted by fun Aussie Tracy, reappears. Our hunt for the sometimes elusive prey can be intensive, but with much diligence we capture one or two...


I am not trying to speed up ths seasons. Autumn is here and the trend is cool, not yet the cold of Winter. Irregardless of season, shadows appear. Such as ice flowing from the roof gutter. The sun highlights the frozen water, but the shadow peers around the cold side of the garage. 


Also, not a shadow, but the ice seems to end in a hand with a finger pointing toward the snowy ground...


Shrubs in the winter don’t spring to mind, ever it seems. We usually think of ornamental decorations such as these as three season items: Perhaps in the spring when in bloom, maybe in the summer when full, possibly in the autumn with colorful foliage.





But the winter, it appears with shadow settling upon freshly fallen snow. Patti captured this on the ramp just outside the door. The illumination adds the desired shadowy effects from the light outside the front door. The view is stark, almost a B&W view. Snow, while not always welcome, can be appealing in a shadowy sense. See lots more at Hey Harriet!

28 comments:

sarayutouched said...

that may be the ONLY appealing thing about snow ralph...it makes a nice backdrop! happy sss!! have a great weekend.

Gallery Juana said...

Brrrr.... it's getting cold indeed. Beautiful pic of the shrubs. They remind me of cotton puffs.

Hope you are staying warm and enjoying your weekend!

Sylvia K said...

What wonderful shadow shots, Ralph! And I have to agree with Robin, that may be the only appealing thing about snow -- a lovely backdrop! Hope you have a fun Halloween weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Tom Hilton said...

Lovely. Here in SF, we don't see snow unless we drive to it (and seasons are more about elevation than about time of year), so it's always a welcome sight...

LauraX said...

love the snowy bush shadow...but I am not ready for the cold (the snow, yes, the cold???NO WAY!)

Cassie said...

Oh yes, the icey fingers of Winter will soon be here. Liked that hand pointing at the snowy ground. Very good! Have a good weekend Ralph.

Woody said...

Very mysterious shadows in that second shot!

Diane AZ said...

The ice does look like it's pointing towards the ground. Also, that is a lovely natural nearly-monochromatic scene Patti captured by your front door. Thanks for sharing the beauty of ice and snow.

Paula Scott said...

Already? Ice? Snow? Oh, my! It seems too early to me, but there it is. I love the mysterious look the snow gives the shrubs. Good catch, Patti!

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Hey man, you're freakin' me out!!! It got up to 55 today and I'm so grateful for that mediocre number, but I just can't say the 'W' word, not yet! But fun shots anyway!

Sam said...

I am very envious of your Winters! The scenery is so dramatic - we just don't have that big visual change here in temperate Sydney.

The ice on the roof reminds me of Peanuts and more particularly Snoopy who always managed to have one directly above his kennel!

Lovely shots as always Ralph!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Winter shadows really are beautiful. As much as I dislike the cold, it is so beautiful in New England in winter.

Ciao,
Gina

Dimple said...

Well, I am not ready for snow yet, but your second shot is quite dramatic. I like it!
Thanks for the visit!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Wow, great shots Ralph. I am so looking forward to seeing what everyone does during Winter for SSS.

We don't get snow where we live, so it is always exciting for me to see what you Winter wonderland will be like.

Beverley Baird said...

Great shadows - just don't want to be thinking of s-n-o-w yet (Can't even say that word yet!)

chubskulit said...

Just by looking at your photos, I am already shivering hehehe. I am not looking forward to snow days.

Halie Santos - Dayo said...

Wonderfully lovely! These shadows are amazing!

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Kay L. Davies said...

Icy and snowy shadows -- wonderful. Those who live in sunny climes don't know what they're missing.
Or do they, and are they smarter than we are?

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Hey Harriet said...

I'm shivering just looking at that ice! Ice and snow, so very pretty but I imagine the temps that accompany them are too extreme for me! Lovely photos Ralph. Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

BLOGitse said...

oh no...I don't miss ice nor snow even if your shots are great.
Have a good week ahead!

Sarah said...

I love the cool shadow in the first picture and the icy hand too. The second picture is beautifully soft and shadowy-a mysterious shot. Great shots both of you!

jabblog said...

Each season brings its own beauty. Lovely shots, particularly the last one of the shrub.

Dianne said...

after the way too warm weather of last week these shots are very refreshing

maryt/theteach said...

Wonderful shots Ralph! But just a little too soon... :)

frayedattheedge said...

Super shadow shots - but I hope not harbingers of the winter to come, after the severe weather we had last year!!

Rambling Woods said...

Thanks for reminding me that there is beauty even in the winter..which is rapidly approaching....

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Oh...I'm so not ready for winter yet! Great SSs tho:) Hope you had a happy weekend!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

You guys must be having some crazy weather Ralph....Patti has beautiful fall leaves and you have icicles and snow??!! Just kiddin'! We will say that the ice and snow is NOT very funny Ralph :) We aren't quite thinking in that direction yet...Christmas decorations in the store....Christmas music in two weeks...but no snow, not yet (we hope!!)
Have a great week!
Karla & KArrie