Saturday, January 22, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday - Going in Circles


For Tracy’s always fun Shadow Shot Sunday, I look again to daughter Allegra for a unique shadow.  And she provided same.

Allegra was returning with mom Patti from their school trip to Paris in her Junior year of high school. The plane, a 777 from London, United Airlines 905, was on approach to New York. In this view, they were now in a racetrack shaped holding pattern over the east coast of Connecticut near Groton. The air traffic around JFK airport meant that the trail of airplanes behind the destination all had to slow down for landing in sequence. Allegra was impressed with the sight of the CT coast, and fired away. The shadows here are quite subtle – the broken layer of clouds below the aircraft leaves shadows on the shoreline below. Light and barely perceptible.

As son Cameron and myself held down the fort, you always hope for a smooth trip to and from their European travels. And hope they took lots of pictures – we are fortunate they captured this aerial shadow too!

See the shadowy world at Hey Harriet!


32 comments:

Linda said...

There is nothing quite like a picture taken from the window of an airplane, there really isn't.

Tell Allegra I said very nicely done!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

We thought they were clouds,
but on closer inspection—
sinister shadows!


Carnival of Shadows

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Ralph that is a wonderful picture your daughter Allegra (I love that name!) took ! .. I only wish that I had a digital camera ll the time we lived in the Netherlands and traveled to so many countries while there .. taking a picture while on the plane would have been amazing coming into and out of Schiphol airport .. Paris was beautiful but I always thought the Eiffel Tower was much larger .. a bit disappointing ? LOL
Joy : )

Catherine said...

I thought it was textured snow at first glance - lovely shot - the texture of the clouds are quite beautiful...

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Lucky girls, this was the trip of a lifetime indeed...how did the boys fare all alone in the world...ha!!!

Have a great weekend Ralph...brrrr...it's cold in Iowa!!!

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific sounding trip! And I love the shot taken from the plane! Great shadow shot for the day! Hope you guys did well while holding down the fort! Have a wonderful weekend, Ralph!

Sylvia

Dianne said...

at very first glance I thought it was snow on your car
I guess I'm snow crazy at this point

when I realized what I was looking at I was amazed, that is an incredible capture

frayedattheedge said...

I too at first thought it was snow on a car! A very good shadow shot!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shadow shot. It's fun to take pictures when you are on plane.

Soft shade of shadows at Nostalgic Marvelingplease come and see. Have a great weekend!

Cassie said...

Allegra's talent for ShadowShots was budding even while still in H.S.! That turned out really good. Have a great weekend Ralph. Stay warm.

Alissa Nicolau said...

Great memories in such a photo!

Cindy said...

Great story and an amazing photo! Have a nice weekend!

Woody said...

I used to travel a lot and always marveled at the shadows from the sky, these are really nice!

Gallery Juana said...

This photo makes me yearn to get on a plane and go somewhere! How cool to have travelled overseas for h.s.

Hope you're enjoying your weekend.

EG Wow said...

Wow! Paris! What a fun shot as they were about to arrive home.

Sarah said...

I love this view-the clouds have shadows within them too as well as the ones they throw on the ground. Beautiful!

sarayutouched said...

lovely fluffy shadows. great shot allegra.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

TY for sharing Alegra and TY for sharing, bro!

Huh! am back? sorry for not being sporty those past weeks. Just not easy to tackle when, your lungs collapsed.

Hope you see me, for long long time §;-)

Misses You & Patty & all my dearie bloggie friends.

Have a blessed SSS...

maryt/theteach said...

You won't believe this Ralph, I though that was a BIG pile of SNOW! LOL! :)

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful, those subtle shadows!
-- K

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

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

The window seat is my favorite Ralph! Thanks for saving it for me :)

Miss Becky said...

wow, there is so much to look at in this photo. I just want to keep staring. what a glorious image. the sun's reflection on the clouds and the blue is amazing. happy SSS!

Dimple said...

Nice shot! Thanks for the description, as I like knowing what geography I'm observing. The shadows are subtle, but definitely add interest to the image!

sue said...

I'm a sucker for clouds from planes, they're magical to me. thanks for the information too.

Hey Harriet said...

Wow! Aerial shadow shots are such fun! I rarely fly so such images are a treat for me. Funny to read many commenting above about how they thought the photo was of snow. Heads in the snow! I prefer to have my head in the clouds. Less likely to have my ears freeze and fall off :)

MyMaracas said...

I too thought it was snow until I read your commentary. It's been a while since I've been above the clouds, and I do love it up there. Thanks for lending us your daughter's wings.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Outstanding!!!! This is such a unique shadow photo I would give it an A+


SHELL SHADOW

http://hootin--anni.blogspot.com/2011/01/shadowy-existence-amongst-dust.html


Hope your weekend has been treating you well.

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Wonderful view...with lovely little shadows.

fredamans said...

Very unique shadow indeed! Your daughter has a keen eye!

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2011/01/shadow-shot_22.html

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

I can feel the 777 banking!

Greyscale Territory said...

A fascinating view! The shadows seem to roll along like surf in the sea!Beautiful!

Johnny Nutcase said...

little fluffy clouds always make me happy! Fun shot!