Sunday, February 8, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday

I did not take note of the title or creator of this sculpture. I was too busy being fascinated and delighted by the shadow of the holiday wreath hanging on the window behind it; covered by a shade.

Taken in mid-January at The Clarke Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. This is straight out of the box; no enhancement. After playing with it a bit, I decided that for this shot, "as is" is the best take.

Thanks, Tracey of Brisbane for hosting Shadow Shot Sunday.



I like to post my entries for SS here, rather than the photo blog because Tracey is also an art lover and is the author of one of my favorite blogs Hey, Harriet. This is a high-quality photo meme, folks. Not only because Tracey is such a talented photographer and she is so artistic in the way she puts together Shadow Shots, but also because of her ability to attract so many great photographers who submit entries weekly.

30 comments:

  1. What a wonderful halo this bronze beauty is sporting. Thanks to Tracy, we are all seeing with better eyes!

    And not to worry, my 'Crack-head' baby nightlights are not infectious...but may be habit forming...ha! All in the name of fun! And in these times, we could all use a few laughs!

    sharon

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  2. Absolutely fantastic shot...almost perfect, love it. Yes, our T is one talented photographer and artist. Hope you are having a great Sunday :D

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  3. That's funny that you were too focussed on the shadow to notice the creator of the sculpture! The shadow is so perfectly positioned & looks lovely behind the art piece!

    Thanks for such kind words. You're so sweet! SSS is great because of people like yourself participating in it. I sure hope you make it to Brisbane one day. We could do the art gallery circuit & drink coffee & eat delicious cake all day. Everyday! For as long as you're visiting :)

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  4. Very artful, Sphinx! It's a lovely sculpture! :)

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  5. cool shadow shot! I very much like your surreal looking elopement picture too.

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  6. That is a very cool picture! What a great catch!

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  7. Now that is awesome! Really terrific shot! Thanks for sharing, hope you've had a good weekend!

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  8. Lovely photo. I love the way the shadow of the wreath frames the sculpture. Very cool shot.

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  9. I love how happy the woman in the sculpture looks! Happy and free and finding joy in her child, all me except for her bod!

    Have a happy week!

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  10. This is my favorite so far this week! She's a marvelous bronze and you've captured her magnificently! Mine's at Sacred Ruminations.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  11. What a great catch! Love how the wreath circles her perfectly!

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  12. The holiday wreath certainly made this shot special! Very nice indeed!

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  13. What a great photographic moment you caught here. I feel so lazy in comparison. Happy SSS!

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  14. One would think the wreath shadow would distract but it ends up complementing the sculpture!
    Very nice capture!

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  15. carletta is right, the wreath is a perfect backdrop for the sculpture

    and you captured the entire scene so beautifully

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  16. What a beautiful shot, PS!

    (somebody better drape her body with a blanket before the kids scream in horror.) Oh. Sorry. Never mind. we've a new president. I almost forgot.

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  17. The shadow of the wreath looks like it is meant to be part of the sculpture. Great eye for composition!

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  18. Thank you all so much for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment.

    My apologies ahead of time for perhaps not being able to make it all the way down the line of comments to their respective blogs. I'm still working on it!

    Peace, love and all good things,
    Gina

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  19. Wow, am I late! (as ever...)

    Great shot, Gina. Your eye takes you way beyond the surface to a place I can only aspire to!

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  20. Fabulous SS..love the composition!
    In reply to your Q on my SS..I didn't colour the photo..the blinds were a lot lighter with the sun behind..they are usually a deep browny red.
    Have a great week :D Gina

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  21. CR: you're too kind, my friend. I guess I've begun to notice more. And therefore I talk less than I used to. Which I think is a good thing. You needn't comment! ;-)

    Gina: thanks for coming by. What a beautiful pink that is. The whole composition has an Asian feel to it. Loved it.

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  22. Really nicely seen shadow shot. Wonderful entry.

    Thanks for dropping by and leaving comments. Much appreciated!

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  23. PJ: I hope you get this. I've been to all your blogs and I'm unable to comment on any of them. :-(

    This happens to me on Blogger with other blogger blogs, sometimes. Really frustrating as I wish I could comment on what I've been reading. I really enjoyed my visit to your photo blog. You take wonderful pictures.

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  24. How did I miss this earlier? Wonderful shadow shot! Not only for the wreath, which is wonderful in itself, but for the shadows on the sculpture as well. It's a delightful piece.

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  25. I love this shadow especially since the shadow is something other than what's placed in front of. great shot

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