Saturday, August 6, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday

Shadow Shot Sunday arrives courtesy of Tracy in Brisbane. It is Summer up north, and we enjoy the weather and lack of snow. Shadows are plentiful in any season. Of course, the more sultry days of the season give us a reason to study and enjoy the lighting outdoors.

Patti, Allegra and I attended the excellent street fair Derby Day in June. It has had recognition in various posts, yet more pictures (I think that all may have been taken by me and not borrowed from the lovely Patti :)

Patti worked the booth for the Valley Arts Council . They offer a tee-shirt that recognizes and markets the organization. Hanging off the booth, shadows fall nicely onto this article of artistic clothing…

Although covered in a misty murk in the morning, the weather in the afternoon was delightful, a dry 79°F (26° C).

Blue skies and billowy air weather clouds, it was neither too cool nor so warm that shade on the town green was far away.

I moved around the green looking for shadowy events. Given the limitations of the simple point-and-shoot and my director’s chair, things seem far away in the actually closer gazebo. Here is the NYC and CT based doo-wop group The Sentinels, and the older oldies were covered very well.

They performed an outstanding version of The Stroll by doo-wop Canadians, The Diamonds (1958). Judging by their look, they were enjoying their performance

The green provided a cover of shade, the vendors sitting comfortably under the canopy of trees.

A nice day, entertainment and other goodies awaited the visitors. Such as food that we should not consume every day, such as the outstanding Italian sausage and pepper sandwiches we consumed. A tasty treat, and even the vendor tested the sausages with a meat thermometer for safety.

A fun day was had by all, and naturally the prospect of finding and capturing shadows an allure! See the shadowy world an their delights at the always fun Hey Harriet


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I don't know, Ralph. I tend to avoid people who wear shadowy clothing! :-)


Sing a song of shadows
Taller than a tree!
Sing a song of shadows
Wider than the sea!
Sing a song of shadows
Dancing in the sun!
Sing a song of shadows—
Day is almost done!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadowy Bars

EG Wow said...

I'm glad it was a sunny day so you could capture all these shadows!

Sylvia K said...

It looks like a fun day, Ralph! So glad you and Patti got to participate and enjoy the fun! Love your shadow shots for the day! Hope your weekend is off to a great start! Enjoy!


Kay L. Davies said...

Fun and food and DOO-WOP, who could ask for anything more? Good for you, Ralph.
(I love that phrase "director's chair" by the way. May I please use it when I need to ride one in an airport too large for my nerve-damaged feet?)
— K

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

chubskulit said...

Must be one relaxing and enjoying afternoon event! Have a good weekend!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Sounds like a great event and a great way to spend a hot afternoon! Enjoyed your photos and commentary!

Dimple said...

Great summery post, Ralph! All the shadows look so cool and inviting, and the food and entertainment sound wonderful!

bj said...

ummm, just over from Hey Harriet's and I am lovin' all your shadowy shots.
Now, wouldn't you know, being the olden age that I am, my favorite shot is of the *boys* playing their dowahwah music..:))
Have a good week.

Paula Scott said...

Great t shirt! Great shots-it looks like it was a fun event and a great way to spend a weekend day. Sure beats having to work on the weekend. Everything looks so GREEN there!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

It looks like a fun day.
Very nice post and shots.

Regards and best wishes for you and Patti

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

love that the phrae the "older oldies" - as one of the younger oldies I might use that phrase round here - loved too "food that should not be consumed every day"

Ms. Becky said...

love this post Ralph. wish I could have heard that version of The Stroll - that's a great song. you're making me hungry with this talk of Italian sausages! thanks for sharing your shadows today Ralph, and I hope you're having a really fun weekend.

sarayutouched said...

i love that your shadow shots always have a story that you share.

Anonymous said...

Excellent shadows on the tshirt, and it looks like a really good day out! Glad you enjoy my morning walks - although they will end when the dark mornings arrive ..... as we have no pavements (sidewalks) or street lighting in our rural location, I have to fit in walks later in the day in the late autumn/winter.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Looks like that was a great day, love all the shadows you captured and I love the t-shirt.

Have a great week Ralph, first signs of Spring down here in the Southern Hemisphere

Patti said...

It was a fun festival ~ I'm glad you still think I'm "lovely."

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Looks like a fun day! Street fairs are always a good time :)