Saturday, April 17, 2010

Shadow Shots: Moon Bridge

My shadow person seems to be admiring a real-world flower that is springing from her realm into ours, which I found delightful. Why shouldn't shadows enjoy us as much as we enjoy them?

This was taken on an arched bridge over a beautiful little pond garden at our library. The wind caught my open coat and gave me a big, bell-shaped shadow which I liked in contrast to the slender railings.

*Note: I don't know what the plant is, but all the ones they use are natives. *Update April 18, as EG Wow commented, it's a bergenia. Not native, as I thought, but pretty nonetheless. Thanks, EG!

*'Nother Note, to Self: Next time, lean forward and reach for the flower. That woulda been so much better.

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20 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Such a lovely, fun shadow shot for the day! Beautiful flowers! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Kiki said...

Wow..this is super lovely..I love how you do that..people-shadows are fabulous! And the nature/ rocks and plant are a gorgeous addition!
Wonderful!
Yay! Have a Happy wkd!
Kiki~

Rajesh said...

Wonderful capture.

Ralph said...

The shadow photo hunter knows a fine capture when she sees it. By looking, we all imagine the pond full of water after Spring rains. Here there is no moisture, but the pond is alive with beautiful plant life. The shadowy photo artist took a nice shot!

Catherine said...

lovely spring shot and that photographer shadow is really cool!

tinasphotoblog said...

Wow, a really great shadow! :D

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Great shot! I am wondering where the water goes? he he... where's the fish too?

I am using my imagination of how the weather really plays important of one's life.

Happy SS.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Cross the shadow bridge,
turn left, walk forty paces—
ah, you have come home!

Orphaned truck shadows

MyMaracas said...

Thanks, everyone, for commenting! The pond there is a contained water feature, so the water doesn't really go anywhere. It is recirculated by hidden pumps. It's quite pretty once it's filled and even attracts a duck or two sometimes.

Laura Hegfield said...

fun with shadows and words!

EG Wow said...

Wonderful fun capturing your own shadow! I think the flower is a bergenia.

Dimple said...

Nice shot, even tho' you didn't reach for the flower!

Hey Harriet said...

Lovin' your bell shadow portrait! I can almost hear you sweetly ringing :) Have yourself a super week!

Sweet Repose said...

I love the name of the bridge...perfect for a fellow shadow shooter to show up in a shot...cool flower too...!

BLOGitse said...

Perfect shadow shot!

Happy Sunday!

BLOGitsePHOTOS

lynda Howells said...

great images for Sunday challengexlynda

Crafty Green Poet said...

that's a fun and clever shadow!

lifeshighway said...

Lovely shadow shot. How do you keep up with all these challenges?

Daryl said...

Lovely shot .. and I do think that's a member of the begonia family ... weird flowers abound .. did you see my wooly tulip?

Deb said...

Wow ~ I am impressed. I have started fooling around with shadow pictures ~ it is not as easy as it looks. This is so cool on so many levels. You have set the bar high, my photography friend !