Shadows are ubiquitous. We see them, dawn to dusk, sharp and well defined on a bright, sunny day to barely discernible as daylight fades. They can be softly veiled in pale, indoor light.
We see shadows on the ground or on a wall. It’s a thing of a thing. Or a person. Sometimes the shadow is cast on another object or surface, neither ground nor wall.
Shadows layered over shadows dance together. They make graphic patterns with lines on sidewalks. They make their own abstract shape when cast by sculpture. They can be solid, block like or delicate and lacy. They can’t be contained as they zigzag up and down steps. They’re like wispy tracings or sharp and hard edged depending on the light.
If the shadow gets our attention do we also look for its owner, the thing that cast it? It’s marvelous, isn’t it, that we can tell that the flat shape represents a three dimensional object? But what? It’s sometimes hard to tell, I admit.
The following photos show shadows that I’ve captured, here, there, and everywhere. As you will see, I’ve cast a wide net.
Here are some photos that YOU sent for SHADOW PLAY. Thanks for taking the time to share your vision. Shadows are everywhere, aren’t they?
I am happy to also include this link from Rori Knudtson.
Theme #8 is AROUND THE CORNER, ACROSS THE STREET. Show us the familiar and unfamiliar of either or both. Email your attachments no larger than 1MB by May 15, 2017.