Friday, January 10, 2014

Photo Challenge–Shadow Play

I’m enjoying the photo challenges each month but I have figured out what is most challenging! Finding only 1 to 3 photos to share. I have two to share but I need the two ‘shadows’ plus one more. If Donna kicks me out of the challenge, look for me in the courtyard. I’ll be ‘reading’! heehee!

When I walk behind one of our red sofas in the living room, my eyes are drawn outside to the courtyard. It’s where we have our bird feeders and the view out to the golf course is pretty.

But one morning I saw this….

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and I turned and saw what was being reflected into the courtyard with all of these neat shadows.

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Well, I just had to take another one a month later, when Papa’s birthday cards were on display and some nesting dolls had found a spot on a shelf.

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Again….what it looked like inside.

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Here’s a bigger view of the courtyard to see what the ‘eye’ sees. And any way I do the math, I’m pretty sure this puts me over the limit of 3.

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Do you love these little shadow tricks?

I didn’t alter these in any way. I wanted you to see what I saw!

Join us for this challenge HERE!

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Thanks Donna for the fun!

36 comments:

Donna said...

LOL! Kick you out of the photo challenge? Never! Nobody ever gets punished for enthusiasm.

I can see that the challenges are making you more aware and that you are actively looking for photo opportunities - great! You noticed shadows, in this case, by looking at reflections. Neat trick! And thank you for sharing your inspiration method.

You did a lovely job capturing the gloriously deep shadows of early morning light. The diagonal lines add to the visual interest, and the golden light is warm and inviting.

P.S. Don't forget to do your linkup on the photo challenge blog!

Montanagirl said...

Very nice shadow work!!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Diane
The shadows on the bookcase are fun, and made more interesting from the texture from what I assume is a screen? Kind of a ghosting effect.
Judith

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love these photos and she would never kick a sweet lady like you out never fear! It is a rainy day here and I need to take photos so I'll have to figure something out. Hugs!!!

Vee said...

I like that strong diagonal and all the beautiful books and rich colors. The reflection scenes are the extra. Well done!

Diane said...

Very interesting! I like the last one the best. I don't think
I know what shadows look like anymore-- haven't seen the sun in a looooong time.

Musings from Kim K. said...

The song "me and my shadow" keeps running through my head. Love your shadow pictures.

September Violets said...

These are great photos ... love the diffused images. It's funny how the light can trick your eye. Wendy x

Pamela Gordon said...

These are really interesting photos, Diane. I like the shadows and reflections inside and out. This is a fun challenge. Have a great weekend! Pamela

TexWisGirl said...

shadows and reflections are both great.

Joanne said...

Very very cool photo! Love the nesting dolls!
Blessings, Joanne

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I'm laughing at you, no one is going to kick you out you are too bubbly and fun.

Great shots, you really have a eye for this.

Jen

podso said...

Diane these are great! There is so much going on, so many angles and shadows and reflections…how clever of you to decide to use this! Loved seeing it. Have a nice weekend!

LBP said...

Great photos! Love them all.

Linda

Mary said...

Diane, these days just about everywhere is shadow free thanks to dull, dark, rainy, snowy days!!! Lucky you in Florida - bet you can chase shadows almost every day!!!!

Love the bookcases - those Russian dolls were so pretty when I saw them in Russia last June - I bought several sets for little girls, it was hard to choose from such a huge selection in the gift shop.

Glad you joined in -
Hugs - Mary

Cristal @ Dapple Design said...

Shadows are funny things. Very interesting.

DaCraftyLady Debb said...

cool shadows ~~Debb~~

NanaDiana said...

LOVE the shadow pictures...you are too much. You always have more pictures than you are supposed to and don't think I didn't notice! lol What fun shots and I don't think Donna will oust you...but just in case have a good book handy- xo Diana

Joyce Mayer said...

Beautiful, the softness of the bookshelf & books reminds me of an attic in a grandmother's house, old books, dusty and cherished.

Have a wonderful weekend. Prudence won't come out of her blankie, afraid of another -3 degree morning, silly bear. But she sends her love.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You have such a wonderful home -- I love all the interesting little nooks and corners and collections .... and the books! Oh the books!

Jeanne said...

I really like these because they show what we often take for granted on a sunny morning.

Nancy's Notes said...

What amazing shadow photographs, you did great! Clever lady!

Lori Lindsey said...

These are really neat! Very interesting point of view. I had to look closely at them. Great job!

Pondside said...

I like that you didn't enhance these at all - slices of your life in the sunshine!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Wow, that's so cool! Hope you have a wonderful weekend...
Blessings,
Cindy

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

These are great shadow shots Diane!
The Russian dolls make such an interesting image.
I know what you mean it is very difficult to pare down to just three photos!

EG CameraGirl said...

This was a great way to show shadows and at the same way show your enthusiasm for photography and reading. Clever you!

Peggy Jones said...

Diane, you put some thought into these for sure. Great job. I did a last minute post since furnace problems and car problems kept us busy this week.

Brenda said...

They're excellent and so creative!! Love that shelf!

Lorrie said...

These are fun shots, both the shadows and reflections, and then the real thing for comparison. You live in such a sunny part of the world, especially just now. Soak some up for the rest of us!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

These are really interesting. It almost looks like the books are painted on the wall. Thanks for sharing Diane.

Nancy Vance said...

I'm a librarian by trade, so I really like your photos of the bookshelves. The shadows give them an air of mystery, just like the covers of books. Nice job!

Ruthi said...

Wow, this is genius! I love the tricks.

Donna said...

Oh WOW! My favorite one is the white wall with the shadowed books being reflected!! Toooo Cooool!!!!
Great job!
hughugs

Marcia Pilar said...

Oh my, those are great pics. Shadows have always been so interesting to me, and challenging, especially when it comes to drawing.
Loved this.

Art @ Home said...

I'm enjoying all these photo and notecard post, Diane. You've taken some wonderful photos! You are the bomb (dot) com!