Saturday, January 07, 2012

One Fine Morning....I Spy (you'll never guess)

Ahhh...those morning walks that I keep intending to do. Well, it seems it's been too long since I have, but when I did, I 'found' these lovelies on my walk:


A lovely metal sign that names our neighborhood (although not many refer to our area as this). Still, lovely at any rate. I thought it would be neat to come back in the afternoon and take the opposite shadow so that the words are not backwards, but alas! The  angle of the sun and the block wall does not lend itself to this. You will just have to imagine it.


As in, asphalt curves. A detail that many walk right by as it is quite mundane. And, as you may already know, I celebrate the mundane! These curves made for such delicate shadows.

Both images were taken on my handy dandy cell phone which is now considered an 'antique' as it is about 3 1/2 years old now.

"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see." (Martin Luther King)

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sarayutouched said...

excellent captures on the shadows paula. i love your mundane!! keep those eyes searching 'cause we all reap the benefits!!! happy sss2!!


A very interesting idea and shot, albeit not quite
what you hoped for, but it works!

frayedattheedge said...

Isn't it amazing where we see shadows!

Ms. Becky said...

I love them. love them. unique and moody. great shadow shots. happy weekend to you. and good cheer in 2012 too!

Sylvia K said...

It is indeed amazing where we find shadows once we start looking for them! And, yes, I too love your mundane! Hope you have a great weekend, Paula, with lots of love and laughter -- and fun shadows!


Ralph said...

The shadowy lettering adds a neat touch to the ordinary neighborhood views. Although I am not that familiar in reading backwards...We think of prosaic items like concrete and asphalt a being perfectly flat, not smooth as glass, but smooth. However, the imperfections that result from paving have a subtle character all their own!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Intriguing perspective of the sign and an unusual shadow tone! Almost as if the shadow has been burnt into the ground! And love the subtle shadows in the textures of the second photo!

Kelly said...

These are great! I always enjoy it when folks find shadows in ordinary things. Somehow they don't seem quite so ordinary then!

Cassie said...

That sign shadow is magnificent! The curves, subtle and with a very cool texture. Happy SSS.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You had your head down again, or you wouldn't have seen those asphalt shadows!


If I had a shadow the size of the sun,
I’m not sure how fast I’d be able to run,
Or if I could flee from its ravenous jaws,
While keeping away from its razor-sharp claws!

© 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows here and there

LV said...

You came up with some great and different shots today.

chubskulit said...

Love that first shot Paula.

I am now following your blog.

Hey Harriet said...

And the mundane should indeed be celebrated! I love both shots! Oh and a belated happy new year to you!

BLOGitse said...

Morning walk, this time of the year - no way! :)
Love these shots!
Happy Sunday!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wow....these are so unique. I love 'em. Great job for the meme today. Shadows are everywhere now that I'm participating in this weekly postings.

Thanks for stopping by for my week's Shadow Shot See you next time...and have a glorious week ahead!!


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