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.


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! So cool!