Friday, July 13, 2007

Saturday Photo Hunt ---- Shadow


SHADOW


Well I was totally stumped this week. Nothing in the archives, so I ran around shooting totally stupid photos of tree shadows, even my own shadow. All not up to snuff. Finally I thought of my treasured Swan sculpture which I posted for Art in Saturday Photo Hunt a few weeks ago. What would its shadow look like? I took about thirty different shots and these two are the best of the bunch. I couldn't decide between the two so here they are. Take your pick, or not. Still stupid? Probably, but maybe now you can see why it's called Swans.


This one was taken with the sun streaming through my kitchen window onto my maplewood floor. I liked the wonderful colour of the soapstone with the sun on it and the contrast against the warmth of the maplewood.

Remember folks, I don't have the "eye" for photography, but I'm looking forward to seeing what you have chosen for Shadow.

HAPPY WEEKEND TO EVERYONE

47 comments:

Sue said...

I think these are great choices for this weeks theme! Come by and check out mine .. :) Happy Photo Hunting, and have great weekend!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

I think you have a great eye! Those shots are wonderful!

maiylah said...

am not sure if i have the "eye", either, but i just love taking pictures. lol.
both lovely shots, but i must admit i like the second shot more ... love the other "shadows" in the background. :)

thanks for dropping by,
and happy hunting!

tegdirb92 said...

that is beautiful!! Great shot.

Amy in NY said...

I like it! Very unusual. Thanks for stopping by.

PowersTwinB said...

What a gorgeous piece! I think you did very well with your choice for this week!My photo is up please come and visit

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

You don't need the eye for photography, photo is great.
Mine is up too.

Heart of Rachel said...

Great shots! Amazing how the same sculpture can have dramatic changes in look using the elements of place and time. Great job!

Sarabeth said...

I like the second photo the best. There is such warmth in it.

I'm too lazy to sign up for the Photo Hunters, but if I were to have entered I would have posted this picture from January: The only time I will have long legs.

CRIZ LAI said...

Good shots for the theme this week. You are really good at experimenting with that sculpture. Have a nice weekend! http://crizlai.blogspot.com/2007/07/photo-hunters-shadow_14.html

jeannie said...

cool shadow!!!!

Nice photos!

Ann said...

cool interpretation of this weeks theme. nice shot!

Kissedalotatoads said...

What an unusual and interesting sculpture. Love the photos, and great idea for this week.

Kissedalotatoads said...

I wouldn't say I am Becci's shadow,... she's got her twin. Don't think I could deal with two of me,..lol. Nice to meet you, the name is Cindy. And I still find those sculptures unusual and very interesting. Love art.

PastorMac's Ann said...

These are amazing! So lovely. No eye for photography?! Oh yes you do! Great job on The Hunt. Loved your results.

My Shadow

Thanks for stopping by!

Bengbeng said...

thanks for visiting my blog. actually i had you in mind when i wrote the post..sort of share with u a little of our life here :)

RUTH said...

These are a perfect shadow photos and I love the sculpture. Well done. I think you have more of an "eye" than you are giving yourself credit for.

cheche said...

i love your choice for this week's theme. it's different! great shot =D

jams o donnell said...

great photos! Happy weekend

ipanema said...

And who says who don't have an eye? Look at what you've composed...its' great! I love the lighting!

Tina said...

Great Pictures. Happy Hunting and have a great weekend.

TorAa said...

I'm grateful you ran out and posted these excellent shots

meeyauw said...

Oh yes you do have the eye for photography. I can't decide which I like best either. The lines in the first are so great and the color in the 2nd is. Good work!

YTSL said...

"Remember folks, I don't have the "eye" for photography..."

Hmmmm, methinks that you're being overly modest here! ;b

Dragonheart said...

Beautiful! :) Those are lovely shots - perfect for this week's theme. The shadows definitely illustrate why the sculpture is called swans.

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Gattina said...

I couldn't decide either which one is better, they are both very nice and completely different !

Drew said...

Those work very nicely. I like how the shadows came out. Mine is up now. And I also wanted to let you know that there is still time to enter my contest for a great photography gadget at Win an XShot from BenSpark.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

These are great conceptual photos. You are too modest. :)

Janice Thomson said...

These are excellent shots Jmb! The shadows are stunning enough to lose one's thoughts in. Love the contrast between the two of them.

leslie said...

Great shots! And love the theme - I might suggest it for the Telus photo contest. Come on over to my place and see why I tagged you. You're "it" - *wink*

LoveMyStarr said...

Those are great! Very creative!! I love the colors of the second one.

Linda said...

Looks to me like you have an "eye" whether you think so or not! Great pictures!

tray said...

i love it. the shadow almost rises like a flame from the sculpture... shadows can be such a work of art.

Vader's Mom said...

I LOVE IT! I'm glad you decided to go with those.

Josie said...

Omigosh, did you say you don't have an eye for photography? You fib...! Those photographs are absolutely beautiful. I think they're prize winners.

Josie

Tai said...

I do love the warmth of the second...I have to say that is my favorite, though both are wonderful!

Amazing Gracie said...

Well, I'm not going to be very original with my comment because I agree with everyone else! Those photos are simply stunning! I like them both equally. I do like the way "Heart of Rachel" described them.

Comte de Straf-Bastille said...

Vital stuff and great eyes, as Lauren says. While we're running around getting involved in irrelevancies like Admissions policies and so on, you're doing the vital work.

Chen said...

nice shots, i prefer the second shot more :)

GEWELS said...

Absolutely gorgeous shots!!
Job very well done.

Mary said...

My favourite is the one taken on your wooden floor - beautiful. I'm not very good at photography, for example the few pics I have posted on my blog today are the best of 30 - whatever did we do before digital cameras!! By the way, my hydrangeas are pink because of our soil (ph) my sister has one that was pink when it was in my garden, but it is blue in her garden!! approx 5 miles away. I remind her everytime I see it that she 'stole' it from me!! We're off to Italy (Venice then Lake Garda) next Sunday - can't wait

Gran - (Angela) said...

I love both photos. You captured two unique shadows. Happy Hunting!

Please visit me:
http://thelifeandtimesofgran.blogspot.com/2007/07/photo-hunters-shadows.html

Liz said...

You don't have an eye for photography? I beg to differ.

These photos are great. Very distinct shadow line and lovely warm floor colour.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Well for someone without the "eye" I'd say you're doing pretty well! Beautiful photos, both of them. I like the second one best.

Karen said...

That's a great shot! Give yourself some credit.

Reading how many shots you took though, all I could think was "thank goodness for digital!"

Lee said...

Nothing wrong with your eye, jmb...these are very innovative.

archie said...

I love those shadows. You do have an artist's eye for a great image.