Saturday, January 28, 2012

It's the Little Things In Life


How many people do you think stopped to enjoy the lovely repetitious angles that the shadow and the bench afforded us here? 



I'd be willing to bench all of my bet on the 'no one else' answer. Sorry, no pun intended. Tunnel vision. Distracted by that running list of all the things you need to get accomplished in the next hour, the day, all take away from our ability to notice and savor the little things in life.


I had to kneel down for this shot and I vaguely recall a few passers by wondering why I was doing that. Even in a city that is full of artists.



And these luscious gems! I nearly broke my neck doing a double take when I saw them. Kind of wish I owned this pair of shoes too-but I hardly have the occasion here in NM to wear heels like that. But, It wasn't just the shoes that caught my eye, but how the shadow of the heels made them appear to continue into the ledge they sat on.

Ah!!! It's the little things in life that bring me great joy! 

I hope you have a day full of the little things in life.


"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 Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted! You can view all of my 2011 Shadow Shot Sunday images on my Flickr account. Click here to view them.

18 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful shadow shots for the day, Paula, as always! Terrific looking shoes!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Kelly said...

I was going to answer "no one", too. I never use to look for shadows, but now I see them everywhere!

I like those shoes, too, but wonder how comfortable they are.

Ralph said...

It is all the subtle details of the bench that get my attention. The peeling and splotchy paint looks as if an impressionist painted with oils on canvas for that effect. The sun and shade fall equally over the seat and paving stones. It feels like a painting!

The heels do seem to go on forever with the shadow. Since I wouldn't need them, to wear these wouldn't inspire confidence if I could. What price style??

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Angled shadows are sometimes the most delightful of all!

Shadowy Hummingbird Heaven

Catherine said...

lovely shots!! especially that first one...

sarayutouched said...

paula scott...were you at my house?...i have a bench just like that in my dining room!! way to capture the small things in life. you rock shadow world!!!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love that chippy old bench Paula...what a find! Got a "kick" out of those shoes as well....oh to wear heals like that again! Comfort is more important these days than style ~ lol!

sarayutouched said...

me again...the software i use is photoshop elements. i had been using version 7 but hubby gave me the latest, version 10 for Christmas. i am also taking an ecourse by kim klassen for the next year...so learning new and exciting things. i don't like to have to read a manual to learn things...i learn by being shown. no patience for reading a manual...

John McElveen said...

Molokai Girl

One--at least--you with the awesome eye!!!! I accept your CHALLENGE and thank you for that wonderful reminder--I LOVE the paint/texture on the end of the Bench and agree with MMT about the Angles!!!

Have a great upcoming week,

John

Gemma Wiseman said...

The angled shadows in the first photo seem to gather together the various textures and colours! A beautiful find! And those shoes on display are exquisite!

Note: Your quote has been listed on SSS2 with a link to this post!

Joan said...

Nice catch!
I have had a few people looking at me strangely too. LOL
I agree, the little things bring us joy.

chubskulit said...

Love that shoes Paula!

n behalf of Gemma and Magical Mystical Teacher, I thank you for playing Shadow Shot Sunday 2. -
Rose, have a great weekend.

Doru said...

Beautifully composed shot!

LV said...

Not sure about the number that attends this area, but I would enjoy seeing it,

Costin said...

Great shot. I like that old bench. Greetings.

Kay L. Davies said...

Great shot of the bench, and I love the shoes. I also love the way the black shoe seems to be a shadow of the brown one. No?
K

Cassie said...

Bench pun. Good one. I always love to look at, and often try on, those wonderful highhhhh heels...Can't buy them though. I CAN NOT walk in the dreaded things. Phoeey!! Nice ShadowShots. Have a great week.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice shots.

Regards and best wishes

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