Shadows. This was a theme I had been considering from my long list for Sunday Stills, then realized I instinctively chose it for Groundhog Day. This seems to be an East Coast tradition, as Punxsutawney Phil, the long-lived groundhog, makes his annual weather prediction of when we can expect spring to unofficially begin.
Although we basked in the light in January with Becky B’s square photo challenge, this week Sunday Stills will explore the absence of light, the shadows.
The eye is always caught by light, but shadows have more to say.Gregory Maguire
Let the shadows in your images be the subject. Different than a silhouette or a reflection, a shadow is a dark area or shape produced by an object coming between rays of light and a surface.
Shadows produce depth and interest to an image. Although most photographers prefer well-lit images, even a shadow created by a setting sun can steal the show.
Shadows play in front of and behind these fall leaves.
For landscape shots, the winter’s lengthening afternoon shadows create a vivid contrast in the image.
This semi-transparent windsurf window hanger casts an orange shadow on a wall … or is it a reflection? Hmmm.
My hubby mugs for a photo at Valley of Fire State Park. Note the three shadowed figures with their phones.
This dying dragonfly rests in our trailer, but casts a shadow full of life!
Got shadows? Share your shadowy images this week! I’m looking forward to not only your fab images, but your poems, music, stories and quotes!
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