“There is strong shadow where there is much light.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Typically photographers will look to avoid shadows unless they are an important part of a creative composition. Over the years I’ve enjoyed capturing the shadows of various gates, fences, windows and other distinctive shapes in my gracious home city, Charleston, South Carolina.
“If you must walk in someone’s shadow make sure it’s your own.”
Because of the many examples of intricate wrought iron throughout the city, there are interesting shadows everywhere. One need only wander the city throughout the day, following the slant of the sun while minding your footing on our lovely but uneven sidewalks.
“In the dark, where do shadows go?”
Orson Scott Card
Cheri’s challenge this week has motivated me to revisit the beautiful shadows of Charleston. I’m looking forward to seeing what new scenes might catch my eye. Here’s hoping your week holds something new and interesting as well.