Saturday, August 28, 2010

Another Shadow Shot Sunday

Oops! If you've landed here on September 3rd, it's because I entered the wrong link for SSS. Please follow this link for today's shadows...:)
Sorry for the confusion!
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For this week’s Shadow Shot Sunday, I challenged myself to go no farther than my own backyard in search of interesting shadows. As projects often do, this one started out one way and ended up another.


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What began as a search for shadows, turned into a study in texture and line as I prowled through our admittedly less-than-pristine garden.

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I’ve always been drawn to things shabby and worn. To me, rusted-out fences have a quiet beauty of their own, and weathered wood glows with a charm I do not find in things brand new.

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.................Even a forgotten pair of secateurs found in long-neglected grass cast a pleasing
shadow when propped against the nubby stucco walls of our house.
The resulting pictures are a curious mix of shapes and colours that resemble abstract paintings.
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I must deem my challenge a success. I found my shadows…found my pruning shears, (though they’re no longer fit for use!), and my little dog had a wonderful day poking through our neglected yard with me.
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For a brief…a very brief…moment, I contemplated telling my husband that we really should forgo the long Sunday drives we take in search of abandoned buildings to photograph, and small treasures to round up…that we should instead stay home and do yard work all weekend. That notion passed quickly, however; I could too easily see his small, cheeky grin and hear him
drawl, “Yeah, right!!”
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I’ll be sure to share with you the mischief we get into in place of gardening….:)
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Many thanks to 'Hey, Harriet' for hosting this Sunday event! To see more, do drop by her page at...



15 comments:

blogitse said...

If you like texture photographing why not join my meme from Tue to Thu, started last week...
I like your shadow hunting shots! :)
Happy Sunday!

Claudia said...

i love the texture in those pictures - looks like it can almost be touched - the rough wood - the uneven wall…beautiful

Greyscale Territory said...

I love these pieces so full of weathered character! And delightful shadows are cast by them!

Olive Cooper said...

Happy Sunday friend. Your backyard shadows and rust are just right. My neighbor just looks at me strangely when I say I am leaving something new outside to let it get rusty. hugs♥olive

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You are clearly drawn to all that is wabi sabi.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific shots for the day! I love not only the shadows, but the different textures and colors! Hope you have a great day and a great week!

Sylvia

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh these are fabulous........they DO look like abstract paintings! Love the idea of Michael with his cheeky grin, I can see it! GREAT shadow shots! I await today's offerings, am sure you will find something wonderful to capture.

EG Wow said...

Such a great collection of shots! Wonderful textures too!

iltaka said...

These shadow shots are very interesting - all of them have a story to tell and some good remembers to hold.

JOE TODD said...

I think your backyard would be a good place to daydream

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Oooh, I've got goosebumps looking at your photos. thanks!
Su-sieee! Mac
This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

Jinksy said...

Your textures please my soul...

Sylvia K said...

Isn't it wonderful where we can find such wonderful shadow shots? Particularly in our own backyard and yours is a treasure chest! Love the different textures, the abstract! Really terrific, Lynette! Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Catherine said...

beautiful sequence - proving that art can be made from the most ordinary of objects...

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

My Shadow Shot post.