Saturday, March 19, 2011

More Alterations

For Your Viewing Pleasure! A continuance of last week's post...a 'makeover' so to speak of previously posted Shadow Shot images:

Bicycle shadow on my front porch

Want to see how the original looked? I have this one in my 2009 Flickr Photostream Set (SSS 2009). The 'before' and 'after' might be interesting to you. Or, not!

My son liked this one:

It's printed on a map. Want to see the original version of this one too? That would be in the 2010 Flickr Photostream of SSS images. It's pretty interesting printing these shadow shots on altered paper. Maybe you'll give it a try? It definitely lends itself to becoming a very abstract image.

"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.

In regards to Japan which, I am sure is something that weighs heavy on all of our minds. Everyone wonders how they can help. There are so many ways. You can donate to the Red Cross specifically to Japan here. There are also some other bloggers who are not only united in prayer towards Japan, but also donating money to Japan for each comment left on their site. Much like a personal pledge. You can find out who these humanitarians are at Rebecca's blog.

Many prayers and healing thoughts go out to our brothers and sisters in Japan...


sarayutouched said...

nice alternatives here paula!!

Sylvia K said...

I love to see the results of your "playing around" with shadow shots and you are so good at creating really intriguing captures! Love these today -- both versions! My heart aches for the people of Japan! I worked for a Japanese company until I retired and have many friends there. Such sad, difficult times for so many and, unfortunately, it's no where near over! Thanks for the information you included! Hope you have a great weekend, Paula!


Ralph said...

I like the bicycle - the gear cluster seems like the sun, the spokes the rays that emanate from this solar orb. I think that I see other heavenly bodies orbiting the scene. An imaginative capture!

The bottom one is great, too! It looks almost like a relief map with the branches seeming as a tributary of many rivers flowing all over. The artist sees what the viewer cannot often see - and we viewers love the results!

LauraX said...

love your shadows...each photo an abstract work of art!

Millie Price said...

i like both shots! they're very intriguing and that triggers all sorts of thoughts to spin around in my brain!

Miss Becky said...

I love looking at your playfulness with your shadow images. what I most like is the colors you create. I think this is a fave for the day. happy SSS and have a great weekend.

sue said...

That first one is fantastic, it's like a rich honey. I'll look at my bike differently I'm sure.

EG Wow said...

Thank you for posting the originals as well as the ones you've played with. ALL of them are super neat!

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shots!

My Shadow Shot, have a lovely weekend!

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty!

My shadows, please come and see.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Love the alternatives too, great shadow shots.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The bike shadows are superb!


Of shadows an old man did sing;
He chanted in Guelph and Beijing;
The shade was his friend,
He loved it no end—
It made him feel rich as a king!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Some Shady Mangos

Spadoman said...

As far as the shadow shopts go, they are really cool, especially when compared to their opriginals. The bike shot treatment is beautiful! The other, printed on a map, how cool is that!? I'm working on a Mail Art project and using a background paper to print on. I'm making my own background "paper", with Picnic, the site you sent me to months ago. Thanks for that!

Constant prayers for Japan for years to come, and for us all with a new war. Thanks for your mention of the humanitarian donation sights.


Rajlakshmi said...

lovely captures... beautiful composition... artistic work.

Shadow Shot Sunday

Really Rainey said...

Yes I did enjoy the before too... Great capture... I love the tones.

Suzi said...

Very cool and creative! The colors are beautiful!

laurel said...

Love the way you played with those photos. Beautiful!


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