Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Element of Surprise

You see it, don't you? That look of surprise in this shadow face? That, "Oh, no, Mr. Bill!" kind of look.

Perhaps you didn't at first, but now that I've mentioned it, it is hard to miss. It's one of those 'don't look now' kinds of things.

And, someone please tell me what this belongs to. I have no idea. It is small. It might be plastic. I'm think a plastic grill to a toy car or truck?
These images are amongst the many toys and children's stuff that I posted a few weeks back (the abandoned house). Actually, the shadow on this one makes me think of a finch's head and beak (profile).

I'll admit it. I do 'see' things! Not embarrassed to admit it either. Between abandoned sites like this one and the incredible geology of this state, it is easy to 'see' things!

What things have you 'seen' lurking in the shadows today?

"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.


Kelly said...

Ahahaha - yes! I see it! "Oh No, Mr. Bill!!"

Paula, you come up with some of the best shots. Always fun. :)

Sylvia K said...

Fun shots indeed, Paula!! I love the "Oh No, Mr. Bill"!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!


Ralph said...

It's akin to the old saying about one man's gold is...shadows have been unearthed, and the more unique the treasure, the richer the shadow. Yet, the top one is really akin to the famous Mr. Bill's expression jut before Sluggo creates mayhem...cartoon and animation is such fun art!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

I like the "Oh, No, Mr. Bill!" shadow shot :)

Regards and best wishes

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The little, broken, seemingly insignificant things of the world often prod us to ask the most probing questions--if we keep our eyes and hearts and minds open.

sarayutouched said...

i can see three different faces in that photo!! love it. and i agree...looks like a grill to something.

BLOGitse said...

Yes, I see it. :)
Shadow seekers have good imagination!
Happy weekend!

John McElveen said...

I SO see it! I thought I was afflicted and I'm glad you have the same disease--"Oh No Mr Bill" is the only Caption that could explain him getting hit with what appears to be the grill of a car/truck! We had better investigate!

Loved the entire story-0-and keep that great eye looking around! GREAT SHOTS!


frayedattheedge said...

Good fun!!

frayedattheedge said...

Good fun!!

Chubby Chieque said...

I found some faces in the first photo then a STOP hand sign? The second is like a doggie eating §;-)

Wahaaahaaa... hideous funtime.

Happy SSS,


EG CameraGirl said...

You have such a marvelous imagination! I love your reference to Mr. Bill.

I do think you live in a place with many fantastic possibilities for finding shadows. And it helps that the sun shines a lot too.

Lighthousegal said...

Great shadows. I love the "Oh No" shot. Oh the things we see in other things.
A few days ago I was at the dentists office and as the dentist was drilling my tooth I was looking at the tiles on the ceiling, beyond the bright light shining in my face, and seeing face images in the patterns on the tiles. I see things too!

chubskulit said...

I love the shadow that the first subject has created. Kinda like an entrance to a castle hehehe.

Captured beautifully! Thank you for your gorgeous contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

Shadows of Nothingness, have a blessed Sunday!

Gemma Wiseman said...

The first one is like a chameleon face - ever changing but always a face. And the second one reminds me of a grid on maybe a toy or covering a box! Fascinating!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

oooooo nooooo! we so saw that one coming! No idea what that other object is, but it's cool ~ what fun! Aren't we the lucky ones to see all sorts of things in shadows :) Have a great week!!

Patti said...

I love your creative imagination. "Oh, No, Mr. Bill!" ha! I haven't thought about that in a long time.

Great shadow finds.

It does look like a toy car grill, or a "double wide" ladder.

thanks for stopping by!


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