Saturday, January 14, 2012

Looking Down

It does pay to look down when walking...



...because if you're lucky, you just might have the pleasure of seeing something like this. Oh, yes, it's just a funky sidewalk with rickety bricks along the edge. But, for a few brief moments in the morning that day, I was allowed to witness this treasure.

I love the patterns and the irregularity of the bricks against the red walk and the 'great wall of shadows' that the bricks cast. The compacted sand, pebbles and decaying leaves. I love seeing details like this.

It gives me great joy.

And, I suspect it does you too.

"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.

17 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I love shadow shots like this, Paula! All the fun and different places one kind find them once you start looking for them! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

sarayutouched said...

at first i thought you were going to say in looking down you found some money...'smile'. you are right...you had me at decaying leaves...awesome shadow shot paula scott!! happy sss2!!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You know, when I shoot down like that, I often get my feet in the photo. I'm glad you didn't!

WHEN YOU SEE THE SHADOWS DANCE

When you see the shadows dance,
Be it Mexico or France,
You may join the shadow fun,
Dancing till the day is done!


© 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadowy Pathways and Shadowy Stones

Patti said...

You found interesting art on the ground, Paula. It's good to look down sometimes! Love this photo.

Have a fun week seeking shadows!

BLOGitse said...

You're a real shadow catcher!
Happy Sunday!

Kelly said...

It's quite an "artful" (is that a word?) shot and yes, it does bring me joy. :)

frayedattheedge said...

This puzzled me at first, as I perceived the left side of the photo as beinng higher ground, so couldn't see what was casting the shadows. A more concentrated look made me see it the right way round!

Ralph said...

There is everything wonderful about the shadows that are 'down there'. The result is imaginative, at least to me - the brick shadows look almost like a shadowy skyline. Or the ivory color keys of a piano. Or...the most basic and prosaic of items are often the ones that have the most artistic merit. Very nice capture and SSS2 post!

Catherine said...

yes the colours and textures are great....

Joan said...

Rickety bricks are the best. So much character.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Love this shadow shot,it certainly pays to look down.

chubskulit said...

Such a great find of cool shadow Paula!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love this downward perspective! And the marvellous variety of textures, tones and shadows in this photo is fascinating! Good one!

Cassie said...

Shadows in the everyday are sometimes the very best! Happy SSS Paula!

LV said...

You definitely need to keep your eyes going in both directions. I love your SSS presentation.

Ms. Becky said...

you notice the ordinary and elevate it to the extraordinary. what a super capture. it does give me great joy too! this is truly special. happy SSS to you.

Jen@small matters said...

It's so fun to find those little gems at your feet - beautiful photo!

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