Saturday, November 20, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday - Snow Day


Shadow Shot Sunday, by Tracy in Brisbane, appears again and we are ready. Not to worry, the view to the left is from last year - not currently...


Of course, I have posted that snow, despite its faults, is a fine canvas for shadowy art. The fresh snow here is perfect for impressions of the sun working on the leafless trees in our back yard. Thus, winter shadows can be beautiful.


And the new snow covers up the leaves that weren't raked the previous autumn...




Naturally, the warmth of the summer is a memory. And the sun in that season creates shadows from the fully clothed trees that surround our patio.


The difference is that in the summer, we can enjoy the shadows while outside - in the winter, the preferred shadow watching, alas, seems to occur while inside.



Visit Hey Harriet (where Brisbane is nearer summer) to see many great shadows!


30 comments:

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

That first photo was a shocker...I'm not ready for that yet :) Really nice shot. I even love the snow sitting on the pane ledge...I think I like it best in photos tho ;)

Tom Hilton said...

What a lovely winter scene. Snow on a sunny day produces the best shadows, bar none.

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely, snowy scene! I love it! Nothing quite like sun on snow for gorgeous shadows! Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend, Ralph! Stay warm!

Sylvia

sarayutouched said...

oh so true ralph...the season leave us chasing shadows differently. nice contrast in photos...but i perfer the second one.

frayedattheedge said...

Oh rats - back to not seeing your photos!!

Quilt Works said...

Wonderful shadows... but they made me sad - reminded me of the snow coming soon

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautifully contrasting photos, Ralph.
I was out tromping around in the snow yesterday to get shadow shots. The sun was shining, and it was bitterly cold outside. My dog couldn't figure out why we were out in the yard.
-- K

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

MyMaracas said...

Beautiful winter scene. You're right about snow making a wonderful canvas for shadows. Which is a good thing, because it's on its way.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Ralph...you had us scared for a minute :) Love the snow when it is softly falling - know what we mean?!! Like it even better when it's a day off...not having to muck up the car and all! Being that we're listening to Christmas music in the store...the snow & shadows are a welcome sight tonight!

Arija said...

Nice one Ralph, in summer we enjoy the shadows as protection, in winter we enjoy the sunshine and wath the shadows as art.

Love the snow shot.

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

HEY, you're freakin' me out here...yeah, it's purdy, but what a pain, though our aquifers are in need of fresh stores, it's a welcome necessity throughout the world...but it doesn't mean I have to like it!!!

Wonderful shots though and COOL shadows, have a great weekend Ralph!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

I love it Ralph, shadows and snow, I am envious of your Winter wonderland.

But must say that I am more than happy to be having some warm sunny days at long last after a wet and wild Winter.

Dimple said...

I agree with you, Ralph, that winter shadow watching is best done from indoors! You found some lovely shadows that way, judging from your picture!

chubskulit said...

I prefered to watch the shadows when outside lol.. But snow can give beautiful shadow pictures!


Green Bottle Shadows

Paula Scott said...

I'm sorry if that snow is from right now! That makes for a long winter, doesn't it? Oh well, at least it does provide a nice canvas for your shadows!

John said...

Shadows during winter are more finest looking than those summer ones. I preferred summer though.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Thanks for helping me get psyched for winter! I have to keep working on it, though...
:-)

Peace,
gina

Diane AZ said...

Interesting point that we enjoy summer shadows while outside and winter shadows while inside. The tree shadows on the snow are just beautiful!

Beverley Baird said...

Quite a contrast in photos! I'll take the second! Too soon we'll have a lot of that white stuff around here as well! You're right tho - it does make for lovely shadows.

EG Wow said...

I'm so glad that first photo is from LAST year! PHEW! Great shadows, though. :)

Hey Harriet said...

You are so right about snow being a fine canvas for shadowy art Ralph! I love that first photo of yours. I hope you are keeping warm! Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Sam said...

So, so pretty! I think we really miss out here in Aus because we don't get the snow you do up north. You have proper seasons!

However, I hope the cold doesn't get too extreme up there this winter. Looking forward to more snowy winter wonderland shots in the next couple of months!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Hi Bro!

My heart jump up to my throat when I saw the first photo §;-)

I thought it's the present one. Thanks God, it wasn't.

Oh yeah... both weather are kinda cool when they can offer us all the shadows around, huh?

Luv the patio shot! Cozy there, I guess?

Keep warm bro & enjoy the rest of the day.

x0x0,
/chie

Cassie said...

What a great ShadowShooter you are Ralph! I've got snow all around me here right now in farrr NorthIdaho. Just yesterday I was in sunny Phoenix where shadows abound. Today where did Mr.Sun go??

Gallery Juana said...

Beautiful tree shadows on the snow. I wonder how that area will look this year when the new snow comes?

fredamans said...

I prefer the summer shadows only because I love the warm and sunshine.

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/11/shadow-shot_20.html

Woody said...

I think that shadows in the snow are great!

BLOGitse said...

Snow greetings from Finland. Today it's even colder, 21.2 ºF brrrr...but I like the fresh air! :)

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Now it worked to see the pictures :) Looks like a beautiful sunny day. I would love to have a cup of coffe on your veranda :)
Have och great week Ralph!

http://fotochip.blogspot.com/

jabblog said...

Snow shadows are always so serene and peaceful. Summer shadows, on the other hand, give relief from the hot sun. All beautiful, all different.