This obsession and indulgence to light and shadows-the affinity and acuity that I have for it might seem slightly disturbing to those who never take notice of these details of every day life. But, the hunt is rewarding, and here in NM, all too easy a hunt, it seems. But, I think having an acuity for it is what makes it seem so easy.
The above image was taken in the house of a fellow artist-a group of us get together once a month to critique our art and we were in the middle of a critique and I tried to be as casual as I possibly could without being disruptive (but, it's a small group of five, so how could I not be?) when I saw this shadow and quietly took my cell phone out of my purse while the conversation continued and got up and walked over to the the spot and took the picture. Went back to my seat as the conversation continued and mumbled something about how I couldn't resist such a shadow. And, light does not wait for you or anyone else. In a few minutes, this vignette was gone. And, if you think about it, this trek of light across the wall in this manner probably only occurs for perhaps several days out of the year as the sun moves it's way across the sky in an 18 year arch above the horizon. So, this path of light would not be the same from year to year.
Now, I find that to be astounding. Come on, aren't you amazed by that? Well, I am.
Yep, even upstairs in our home office, my obsession never leaves me! This one is of a track lighting fixture-and I'm pretty sure it's a PAR40 halogen bulb. It's right above where I sit and work.
And, when I turn around to look at the other wall behind me above our stairwell, I see this shadow-a light pattern kind of shadow cast by a MR16 track lighting bulb.
Since I have SO many shadow shots, I posted more than one this week as I reviewed the inventory I have of images. Time to get them out there, eh? These three made for a related series since all three are shadows of artificial light sources.
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.