Saturday, April 30, 2011

Shadow Shots: Only a Dream

It Was Only a Dream

I awoke yesterday morning just at dawn, with the sun low on the horizon. I have very tall east-facing windows and a very long bedroom. I suddenly realized my shadow on the carpet was over 20 feet long and had a fun-house distortion of perspective. How could I resist?

I experimented with poses, white balance, brightness, saturation and contrast to create more drama.

Which shot do you like better?

Angel of the Morning

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18 comments:

Paula Scott said...

I like the quality of the first one. What NEAT images, though! Isn't it fun when they are so long and exaggerated? That's when I really feel tall!

Ralph said...

This is an eerie presence, the dark dawn shadows are long. Probably not a scary as it seems, but how would we feel upon confronting shadow like these??

sarayutouched said...

i like the first one...having fun with shadows is what it's all about!!!

Catherine said...

what fun and irresistable indeed - prefer the first one...

MyMaracas said...

Paula, yes - long shadows are definitely the best. It's like a peek into another world

Ralph, not to worry. It's only me. Though I agree the images are a bit sinister, especially the second one.

Sara and Catherine, indeed! I had a lot of fun with this one, while the light lasted.

Ms. Becky said...

these are both fun shadow shots. I like the first one best, but the warmth of the other one is great too. you look sort of like Darth Vader in that one! great shots. happy SSS, and have a great weekend too.

MyMaracas said...

LOL Becky - Darth Vader in a flannel nightgown. Gotta love it.

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the first one. Definitely 20 feet tall!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shadow shots!

My Shadow Shots, have a blessed Sunday!

Joan said...

The first one. Very cool!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I like the first one. I am in awe that you woke up so early, saw the possibilities and followed through. Wow.

(And gosh, you ARE tall ;>)

Darice said...

Def. the first one...very cool and somewhat unnerving.

And a big thank you for the kind words concerning my blog.

Daryl said...

the first one is perfection ...

snowwhite said...

It is hard to choose one of them. Each of them has each feature. The first one looks a little scary as somebody seems to open a door.
Have a nice day.

ericva said...

The first one. What is it on the phone by your left hand?
Oftewel, doe mij de eerste foto maar. Benieuwd wat er bij je linkerhand ligt. Lijkt wel een deurknop.
Have a nice day!
Fijne dag verder.

ericva said...

phone=picture

MyMaracas said...

ericva - that's a small crystal ball placed on the floor. There aren't any phones in the photo.

Snowwhite, I didn't see that ball as a doorknob until your comment, but I love that you saw a door in the shadows!

Seems the first shot is the unanimous favorite. I liked that one best too. Thanks for all the kind comments!

Camila y Andrea said...

no entiendo mucho pero me gusto tu blogs si puedes pasas por el mio que creo que al igual que el tuyo esta muy bueno saludos :D bye