Saturday, November 13, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday - Gazebo



Shadow Shot Sunday by Tracy reappears, to the delight of participant and viewer alike. Today we are on the town green of small town (13,000) Derby Connecticut on a sparkling autumn day. 


What passes for style depends on your point of view. Modern architecture has its charm, providing of course that lines and angles appeals to you. The structure in the background is full of a brick and glass constructed in the mid-1970s. Not unattractive, but perhaps a bit bland.


Of course, the charm of the past allows for myriad details and shapes that may just leave great shadows. Perhaps a gazebo constructed in 1990, using the classic octagon shape from eons ago. The lattice under the eaves and the cupola on the roof can be from 100 years ago. The multi-sided shadow follows the form nicely. Old and new architecture coexist on the historic town green. 


Shadows of all shapes remain classic, so see more at Brisbane’s own Hey Harriet!



30 comments:

Sam said...

Very lovely! I can imagine people lunching under the shade of this pretty gazebo in Summer. I must say I appreciate it when town planners decide to put in something a little less plain and modern, something that is new yet looks back. Very nice capture!

sarayutouched said...

to the mix of "new" old ideas brings character to the town...a breath of fresh air for sure.

Catherine said...

it casts a strong bold shadow - we have similar wrought iron bandstands in every plaza here in mexico..

Tom Hilton said...

I'm really a sucker for gazebos. There's just something so comforting about them.

jabblog said...

Beautiful, intricate shadows. The gazebo is a pleasing contrast to the boxy constructions behind it.

Sylvia K said...

I love gazebos and this is a really lovely one and casts a fantastic shadow shot. It is nice to see what a pleasing contrast it is to the surrounding buildings. Just the little difference that can make in a particular place is terrific! Hope you have a great weekend, Ralph. Thanks as always for your visit, comment! Always appreciated!

Sylvia

Gallery Juana said...

Autumn sparkles for me too. I absolutely love Autumn.

I can imagine having some hot chocolate or tea in that gazebo and having a good chat with a friend.

Martha Z said...

The shade of the gazebo, welcome in summer, seems chilly in mid autumn.

EG Wow said...

I really like this gazebo, Ralph! What a great place to sit and enjoy the shadows. :)

Jen said...

Great shot Ralph. Looks like that time of day one would need to go out from under the gazebo to get some shade.

Alissa Nicolau said...

I wish more towns would embrace their old with the new so well! Great thoughts on you shadow. Happy SS hunting!

Greyscale Territory said...

A beautiful, strong shadow cast by the gazebo! Love how the newer buildings act as a backdrop for this old style! But I think the best part is that the gazebo holds the sunlight and casts the shadow elsewhere!

Kay L. Davies said...

Lovely, Ralph. I love gazebos, and your diplomatic "not unattractive" re the 1970s building behind this one. LOL
-- K

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

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Now, your talking bro? This is the most beautiful gazebo I seen, for long.

Perfect for your shot. It looks you still have a great sunny & warm day, ha?

Enjoy the last days of sunny days & have a happy SS...

x0x0.
/chie

Beverley Baird said...

What a gorgeous gazebo! Love the shadows on it and made by it!
Great shot!
Have a wonderful weekend!

chubskulit said...

I always love gazebo ad this one is gorgeous Ralph!

Spice Up Your Life

Hey Harriet said...

That's a beautiful gazebo and a very impressive shadow it casts! It looks like a lovely spot to sit and relax for a while. And that gorgeous sky! Wow! Enjoy the rest of your weekend Ralph :)

maryt/theteach said...

An incredible shadow on a beautiful day. I went out today too to catch some photos and shadows. Have a good weekend Ralph. Say hi to Patricia! :)

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Where is everybody...an empty gazebo means only one thing, change of season, ahhh yes, winter is setting in and chasing them all away! Told ya I wasn't a winter person...ha!

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Beautiful dark shadow, and great composition in this photo. Isn't it something how much more aware of them we all are after participating in Shadow Shot Sunday?

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Were imagining a barber shop quartet...singing away in that gazebo! It is fun to see all the different types of architecture that are thrown in together in a melting pot of style!

Paz said...

Very nice-looking gazebo. Nice shadow shot, too!

Paz

BLOGitse said...

Thanks for teaching me a new word - gazebo 'huvimaja' in Finnish.
We have them a lot in Finland. Here in Casa I haven't seen one...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

empty gazebo
waiting for ten musicians
and their instruments

Dianne said...

gazebos offer up such lovely shadows
this is an especially pretty one :)

indicaspecies said...

Beautiful gazebo, and a lovely shot!

Crafty Green Poet said...

the light is lovely in that photo!

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

A lovely gazebo...and shadow. I can almost here the band playing:)

Eden said...

Beautiful gazebo.Fantastic capture.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

It looks just like a bandstand - it surely could be used as one.