Friday, March 11, 2011

Shadows and Shine

Beutter Park in Mishawaka Indiana now stands on the site of the recently demolished Ball Band/Uniroyal factory. The former Superfund site is now a little gem of a place, home to summer concerts and gardens, with a terraced river race running through it.

The fence design bordering the race includes mirror-surfaced fish, lizards, and turtles, which makes for a school of reflected-light figures on the pavement on one side and lacy shadow-schools on the other. Here a Canada goose goes strolling among them, casting a shadow of his own.



I took these around 2 pm, in that harsh daylight they tell you never to use. It wasn't great for anything else, but it did create some nice, inky shadows. There's a mirrored sculpture there called Shards that I'll be revisiting on a better day with the better camera.



Check out other shadow entries at Heyharriet:

And see lots more shiny things at Weekend Reflections.

5 comments:

EG Wow said...

These are great shadows! My goodness, that goose acts like it knows exactly where it's going, jut like it belongs there. :)

forgetmenot said...

Too cool! The fence shadows are great and that goose is just the "icing on the cake"! Mickie

Daryl said...

Love the shadows

jane said...

I love your shadows -what interesting metalwork in the fence - the goose shot is great we get lots over here on our River Severn - Bye

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Love this post!! how beautiful..i especially love the goose walking..wow! So cool!