Saturday, February 11, 2012

Shadow Upon Shadow Upon Shadow...



A delicate pairing, for sure. 




This shadow upon shadow. Admittedly, the food was taking longer to get to us than we had expected. My cell phone came out when I noticed the pattern cast by my glass on to the table's surface. But, that wasn't enough as I noticed my fork off to the right casting it's own shadow too. So, I staged this and put them together. And, you know what? The food got there a lot faster. Funny, how that works.


Sweet Succulent


Taken at the Albuquerque Botanical Garden (the Mediterranean room). A really sweet succulent. My older brother has always told me that this is called a rosette or a hen plant. Call it as you know it. It's sweet. 
 
"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.

20 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, you do find some of the loveliest and fun shadow shots, Paula! These are terrific! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

The first course appears to be shimmering water, The fork might have a problem spearing this entree of course...the succulent is lovely, the pale blue hue giving us that tantalizing look at Spring, soon to arrive!

sarayutouched said...

funny how that works paula. distraction of shadows always helps pass the time. have a great weekend.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice shots.

Regards and best wishes

Cassie said...

Your cell phone takes really good photos. Mine is of the really old fashioned type that neither texts, nor takes pics...Hard for me to call a cell phone old fashioned. Anywhooo, very nice ShadowShots. I especially like your layered fork one. Happy SSS.

Anne said...

My phone doesn't take photos, so Malcolm is used to me whipping out the camera to take photos ...... and like you, moving thhings round the table to improve the shot!!

Doru said...

Lovely idea! Thank you!

toby said...

How interesting! Firstly, your fork/glass combo is very nice, the two together make a lovely, modern art kind of shadow. But I have to tell you - I have some very similar succulents in a pot on my balcony, and I live on the Mediterranean! How cool is that :)
Excellent finds both - have a great week!

John McElveen said...

I LOVE you eye and creativity in this shot! Well done!

Regards,

John

Kelly said...

That was certainly a way to use your waiting time wisely. Clever shot!

Joan said...

LOL Great shot, and you were intertained while waiting for your dinner. Always good!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Amazing, romantic beauty in that almost luminous shadow in the first photo! Very clever and creative! And the flower is a stunning colour!

BLOGitse said...

Interesting how a fork looks more than a usual tool when shot like this! :)
Happy Sunday!

Catherine said...

The first shot is so effective and unusual - shadows literally under your nose everywhere...

Spadoman said...

So, what did you have to eat?
Great shadow shot. I had to stare a while to see they were fork tines. Guess I should have read the post first.


Peace

Chubby N Chieque said...

An absolute the prettiest one in pairing §;-)

Love you captured such pretty shadows.

Have a blessed day.
Greetings from freezing Stockholm,
/chie

P.S.
I am interested on how you could have all the tabs under your header? I am so bad not knowing, *blush

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That glass reflection, if quite pretty if you ask me. And the succulent shadow is very good too. I'm always fascinated by how strong the cacti are ---able to withstand such extremes.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for your contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

Muffin's Shadow

Genie said...

That first shot of the fork and its shadows on the table cloth is an awesome one. I love the flow of the light. The second one is lovely,too. Nice shadows. genie

Patti said...

Glad the food got there faster!

Isn't it fun to find shadows wherever we are? Expect the unexpected, I suppose.

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