Time Flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind – Nathaniel Hawthorne
Without light we would have no shadow… without shadow we would not appreciate the light. Lately I have noticed and appreciated the light and shadow contrast and captured it in a few different ways.
Maple leaves, John and I in Shadow
I enjoy taking pictures of our shadows. The long lines make our portraits interesting and fun.
Speaking of fun…. I noticed this shadow on our wall one morning. Can you guess what it is?
What the ….? What do you think it is?
Last spring I caught this shadow on a wall and the eerie feel made a cool effect on digital. I posted this one before, but I really like it.
Things that go bump in the night
One of my favourite shots of the Shanghai skyline rounds out my pics of shadow and light… the colours are so vibrant and it was rare to capture such a spectacular citrus sunset.
Citrus Shanghai Skyline
Let shadows wash over you and bathe in the light…. CTB 😀 2015
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Categories: Weekly Photo Challenge
Tags: Canada, fun, maple leaf, night, shadow, shadow and light, Shanghai Skyline, silhouette, silhouettes, silly, Word Press Photo Challenge
Occasionally I take photos of my shadow, so I can be in it 😉 I am always the one behind the lens and that is often a way I can include myself. I think silhouettes and shadows are interesting especially with sunsets.
This week’s theme for Word Press is silhouette and I wanted to show off the Shanghai skyline and this attempt to be creative and different with the long tall grasses at home.
Shanghai Skyline Sunset -May 2014
Where’s My Backpack is asking for horizons and this silhouetted skyline fits in perfectly. If you look carefully you can see the Shanghai Tower slowly getting taller as it nears its full height.
Check out the links to see more photos or to participate in the challenge.
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Categories: Photography, Uncategorized, Weekly Photo Challenge
Tags: grass, photography, shadow, Shanghai, silhouette, skyline, sunset, Tourist in My Own Town, Weekly Photo Challenge
This week the three photo challenges can fit together with the right photos, so lets give it a go.
WordPress has set the theme “silhouette”, Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack “couples” and Island Traveller “smiles”. Click the links to join the challenges, or to see more for each theme.
Taking pictures of shadows is always fun and they can look like the silly mirrors from the fun house where you are tall and unnaturally thin, as your limbs are stretched out long and spindly. My husband and I pose together for a silhouetted kiss. Each day he brings a smile to my face and having a wonderful vacation brings smiles to us both as we recall the good times.
This pair of tall silhouetted wooden posts in Seoul had funny faces and goofy smiles. They made me laugh as I wondered what they were all about.
I have been saving this picture up for a while knowing at some point a photo challenge would come along it would be perfect for. This summer in Cuba I spotted this lizard inside a plastic light cover and its silhouette against the yellowish light turned out just right. It isn’t a couple, but if you read my post titled Cuban Critters you know the lizard stories that made us laugh and smile.
For those of you who don’t know I have been nominated for a Canadian Top Blog through the Jonathan Kleiman – Toronto Law web site. I am up for round 1 and voting ends Nov. 1. I’d appreciate your time to check it out and vote for me to move on to the next phase. I am in the Best Travel and Expat Blog category which is on the right bottom corner (last one). Click that box/bar to open the list of nominees. You get one vote, so be careful as I am listed twice, but one of them is ME and the other has my name and someone else’s link. I am Canadian Travel Bugs’s Blog with the http: Canadian Travel Bugs…. (the other one is CTB http first and a different website). You can do that here. Thanks so much to my readers, followers and your support. Thanks for voting 🙂
As always stay tuned… there is always more.
Categories: Awards, Photography, post a week, travel
Tags: awards, blogs, Canadian Blog Awards, couples, Cuba, great memories, Korea, photography, Post a Week, Seoul, silhouette, travel, vacation, Weekly Photo Challenge
I love some of the examples of silhouettes that I have seen for this week’s challenge. Mine is not so fancy, but I like it because it was a happy accident. I was taking a photo of the sunrise in Cuba and then turned the camera to get a picture of the silhouette of the beach chairs and beach umbrella. A little girl playing in the surf happened into my shot. Her bucket is the only thing that has a spot of colour. What do you think?
Thanks to Ailsa over at Where’s my Backpack for this weekly challenge. If you would like to see more examples or join in follow the link.
Stay tuned for more…