Saturday, July 30, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday - Adaptive shadows


Shadow Shot Sunday arrives, and we hope for reflective shadows, and we seek and capture are sought and captured - providing that the ambient lighting allows for said captured.


Yesterday, I took my wheelchair minivan to the dealer * that performed the conversion and fitted me for my 2008 Dodge Caravan. The warranty squawks included wiring harness work on the power transfer seat, to replace the backup mirror camera and adjust the entry/exit ramp. While waiting, I went out back and looked over the new undelivered vans on their lot (car park). 


I brought the Canon point-and-shoot device, and hoped for brilliant sun, and resulting shadows from the overhead solar orb.


Alas, the day was overcast, a humid gray descending upon the land. A hint of brightness appeared from time to time, but any brilliance  left as suddenly as it appeared, the gray predominating.


Massive vehicular shadows that were hoped for were not there. Yet with camera in hand, more subtle shadows and reflections were sought...and sighted.


A new Grand Caravan in gray allowed the changed lighting from the sky, shadowy effects appearing in the intricate shapes from the bumper and fender (wing).


The seated photographer shows up in the first two views, clad in a red polo shirt and denim shorts.


This sighting should not be very difficult to locate on the gray van. However, in the headlight assembly on the white Chrysler, the blogger in the red polo shirt appears in two places. Since I captured it, I know where...

* - The dealer is Advanced Wheels in East Granby CT, and their only business is wheelchair vans. This is the third wheelchair van I have obtained through them since April 1996 - honorable people and always exceptional service...


22 comments:

fredamans said...

Fantastic shots and nice seeing you in the one!

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Ms. Becky said...

ha! fun seeing your reflection Ralph. and it's nice to know that honorable people and exceptional service still abound! happy SSS.

Sylvia K said...

Great shadow shots for the day, Ralph! And how fun to see you in one of them! Hope you have a good weekend, get some sun, but not too hot -- that is asking a lot these days, though, isn't it??

Sylvia

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Because of your persistence, you found some subtle shadows, Ralph. Good enough!

COMPADRES

Shadows above me,
Shadows below;
Some shadows swift and
Some shadows slow;
All of these shadows,
It’s plain to see,
Are my compadres—
Sweet company!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Scissor Those Shadows!

frayedattheedge said...

Very clever shots!!

MyMaracas said...

I always enjoy seeing the photographer in a reflection like this. The weather may not have cooperated, but you got nice shadows anyway!

Kay L. Davies said...

Perhaps not the long shadows you were looking for, but lots of bonus reflections and accompanying shimmery shadows. Nice work, Ralph.

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

sarayutouched said...

you always get the cool car shadows and reflections ralph!! nice captures.

EG Wow said...

I'm glad you didn't let the overcast skies stop you from getting some neat shots, Ralph. The reflectons are Great!

Beverley Baird said...

You made good use of your waiting time! the shots are incredible - love all the reflections and colour!

A Wild Thing@Sweet Repose said...

I watched a wheelchair being lifted into the back of a pickup truck yesterday after the driver climbed into her seat...quite amazing the freedom it now gives you...quite amazing period how they can alter a vehicle for handicaps! We're relishing any clouds at this time in Iowa, boy is it muggy and it smells like the mighty Mississippi in the air, but I've grown to love that smell, as long as the power plant isn't spewing toxins!

Have a great Sunday Ralph and Patty!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Nice work Ralph, good to see you in the shots.


Have a great week.

Paula Scott said...

Yep-agreed-it is nice seeing you n that first one!!

bj said...

You always get the most amazing shadow shots, Ralph. You search them out and MY shadows aren't even noticed until I look at my finished photos.
I love these pictures....

Gemma Wiseman said...

Some i nteresting distortions in your shadowy reflections! It's a mazing how shadows may still lurk even on grey days!

Catherine said...

love these reflective shots in the chrome and metal - very striking...

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very well seen reflections.

Regards and I wish you all the best Ralph

Joan said...

Nice. It's always good when our "waiting" is fun. Have a great week.

Cassie said...

Artsy!! They're all great Shadow/Reflection Shots Ralph. And we even got to see your handsome knees! hehe. Happy SSS.

Kelly said...

Nice shots! It's always a fun bonus to catch reflections at the same time.
:)

Jeanette said...

Love reflection shots and yours are great! Thanks for sharing.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Ralph (peek-a-boo! I see YOU! LOL)
I hear you about those gray overcast days .. they can almost be suffocating with the heat and humidity and the sunlight is a TEASE when we think we can grab the right shot .. I will be so happy to have Autumn rolling towards us !
I found my Sportage (2008) so much easier on my poor back and knees) I am tall and getting in a larger vehicle has been a treat : )
We need our ease and comfort to drive well don't we ? LOL
Joy : )