Saturday, June 18, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday - Icy Start

Shadow Shot Sunday is hosted by Tracy in almost winter Brisbane. A bit nicer in Oz and NZ in their cold season, at least compared to the northern clime on our continent and in our neighborhoods.


Shadows appear irregardless of the season, and are happily captured digitally these days. Or on the ancient medium of film - which this was captured on, I think about 1998. Scanned, the blemishes are at least overtaken by the overall brilliance of the day. Given the upright level standing perspective, obviously taken by Patti. 


This is a look down view our street in the Ansonia Uplands, on an early winter morn. The bare branches with the shine may indicate a frozen dew settled on the limbs, which are now awaiting the sun to dissipate the icy coating. 


A long winter sun allows shadows to fall as they aim for the intrepid photographer. Yet, the sun will make a cold day seem a bit warmer, the blue sky brilliantly showcasing the solar orb above. No matter the season, shadows are just begging to be captured - an enjoyable quest. See many more at the aforementioned Hey Harriet!


24 comments:

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

If I have to have a favorite part of ice in the winter...it would be this - glistening on the trees!!
....and shadows of course!
Enjoy your weekend Ralph!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I'm glad that's an old shot, Ralph, and not a current one. I'd hate to think of ice at this time of year!



I ONCE HAD A SHADOW

I once had a shadow—or did it have me?
My shadow and I could never agree.
I would say something, she’d say the reverse;
Our arguments flared, my lips I would purse,
Refusing to speak to her anymore—
So my shadow got up and marched out the door!
I have not seen her from that day to this—
That’s one stubborn shadow I surely don’t miss!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadow Guards

fredamans said...

Brrrr but beautiful!

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2011/06/shadow-shot_18.html

frayedattheedge said...

A super shot - very atmospheric!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful capture! I do love the ice glistening on the trees -- but glad it's not that cold there today!! We're back to gloomy, gray and wet here today! Glad I got some shots earlier this week when we had some sun to create some shadows! Hope you and Patti have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Ms. Becky said...

ooh, it looks like just after an ice storm. this is a moody and atmospheric photo. it's very very nice Ralph. thanks for sharing. and thanks for tracking me down this time - I mistakenly linked back to Hey Harriet! d'oh! hate when that happens. happy SSS, and I hope you have a gorgeous weekend Ralph.

Kay L. Davies said...

So beautiful, Ralph and Patti, proof positive that good photography did not originate with digital cameras.
— K

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

Cassie said...

You and the lovely Patti are a great pair. Beautiful SS. Happy Father's Day to you.

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Very pretty! Glad to be seeing it only in a photo tho ;)

Karen said...

Ice storms create magic, and also some havock.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Love this shadow shot, blue winter's sky and the frozen dew. Beautiful capture.

Catherine said...

that is an interesting shot - love the sparkles in it!

Jeanette said...

Love your Shadow Shot. Ice, while troublsome at times, sure does make for beautiful pictures. The ice in your shot looks like crystal shimmering in the light. Thanks for sharing!

chubskulit said...

This is gorgeous! Happy Father's day Ralph, enjoy your day!

BLOGitse said...

Beautiful shot.
Here in Finland the sun is up (still) almost 24/7...I'm not waiting for winter months, not at all... :)
Have a relaxing Sunday!

Sarah said...

That is a beautiful shadow shot from the past Ralph. Nothing better than sparkling ice in winter sunshine.

Arija said...

A wonderful picture with the sunlight lighting up all the fairy lights the frost has strung on the trees.

Hey Harriet said...

That's a lovely photo Ralph. Your winter certainly is a bit different from the one I'm currently experiencing in Australia. My winter is probably more like your spring! Haha! Although it's cold to me. In comparison to our extreme summer it's a bit chilly :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend Ralph!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Glistens & sparkles on winter? Me Love! The best of the winter.

Happy SSS...
/R

anemonen said...

That´s a stunning shadow shot.

Dianne said...

I love the way ice can decorate a tree

the photo of Linus is precious

Beverley Baird said...

Great shot of shadow and ice!
Glad we now have sun!
have a wonderful week!

Paula Scott said...

OK, that was a bit of a jolt for me! I almost thought that that event occurred now! It is hotter than heck here and no rain for many months now...I sure hope we get our monsoons soon.

MyMaracas said...

How lovely. The sun glinting on ice and the long winter shadows almost make me miss the snow. Almost.

It's hot and muggy here, with way too much rain. It's refreshing to see a cooler scene.