Last weekend, my friend, Linda Laitner and I headed up to Abiquiu for their Studio Tour. On the way up, we stopped at a couple of museums in Santa Fe-one of which is the International Folk Art Museum. I haven't been to that museum since my son was little, so it had to have been a good 15 years ago or so. We had great fun there as it is very much so child friendly.
Of course, right away, I start drooling over the shadows in all of the displays and started to 'sneak' a few photos when Linda discovered a sign that said, "Go Ahead and DO Take Pictures!". Unheard of! So, we both had a blast with our point and shoot cameras taking pictures without feeling like criminals.
This red boot was from one of the displays. Don't know which country-maybe Bali (looks Balinese, and shame on me for not paying attention!). So, this is the rest of the exhibit that the red boot is from:
Tres cool, no? You can count on seeing more of the images from this trip over time. I wish all museums would let you photograph what's there. Digital cameras are so great now that one doesn't need to use a flash. I think it's a great way to promote what is in the museum by letting folks take pictures so that they can share it with everyone else. And, those who live within the distance would be more likely to go see what is on exhibit. Don't you think?
"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see." (Martin Luther King)
Every week, a group of us from around the world post our shadow shots over at Hey Harriet. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted! You can view all of my 2010 Shadow Shot Sunday images on my Flickr account. Click here to view them.