Lens-Artists Challenge #32 – Shadows
“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.”
In 2017 I posted the image above which I captured in San Francisco’s Fort Point. It remains a personal favorite, and reminds me of a wonderful visit with good friends in that beautiful city. I came across it while searching for something else, and it reminded me of the power of shadows in photography. So I though, why not? Let’s make this week’s challenge SHADOWS.
“There is strong shadow where there is much light.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Speaking of shadows then, one might assume I was here in the Charleston area when I captured the palm tree shadows above. On the contrary, I spotted the lowcountry-like scene during our journey to Israel this past fall. I was struck with how similar it was to our local historic buildings, often times enhanced by similar shadows at the right time of day.
“The closer you get to the light, the darker the shadow becomes.”
The discovery of a scene resembling those in our own backyard brought to mind another set of similarities. Above, the left-side image is a street lamp shadow cast on Charleston’s City Hall. On the right, I’ve contrasted it with a lamp shadow I captured in Israel’s beautiful Old City Tzfat in the Upper Galilee.
“A shadow is never created in darkness. It is born of light.”
Terry Tempest Williams
Finally, a scene no one would ever assume is in the low country. In fact it’s one of very few spots of shade to be found in the Negev Desert of Israel. The shadow of the acacia tree provided a perfect resting spot for this young traveler as we explored the area nearby. Obviously in the right places a shadow can be a very important thing. It’s certainly important to those of us here in South Carolina when summer’s heat rolls in 😊
We look forward to seeing your shadowy responses. Please link your posts here and remember to tag them Lens-Artists to help us all to find you. And finally, remember to tune in to Patti’s Pilotfish post next week for Challenge #33.
Last week Amy shared her very beautiful landscapes and challenged us to do the same.
HAVE YOU SEEN THESE?
David shows us some beautiful use of light to illustrate a bucolic landscape at his photo blog
Henry gives us a quick tour of New Zealand’s landscapes at his Fotoeins site
Captain Jill joins us for the first time with her landscapes of Tanzania at her Journeys site
Wishing everyone a beautiful week ahead.
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Love all your fabulous shots and am truly in love with the first one! 😄 Without shadows/darkness there’s no light, so it’s absolutely essential to every piece of art
My favorite as well Sarah, many thanks
You’re very welcome, Tina! Have a lovely Sunday!
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So beautiful Tina! The pics are amazing.
Thank you! Appreciate your visit and comment
What a great topic with wonderful images Tina.
Thanks Rupali, glad you enjoyed this one
Wickedly late, Tina- I’m sorry! 😦 243 comments! How do you keep up? You’ve earned some time off this weekend 🙂 🙂
LOL, thanks Jo. I was actually told by the spam management company that I should slow down on responding as it was causing my comments to go to spam 😡
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Thanks for joining us Susan
A very interesting subject to photograph
Thanks Tina for such an interesting photo subject! Here’s my blog on Shadows: https://mycolorfulexpressions.com/shadows-lens-artists-photo-challenge/
Glad you enjoyed this one Sylvia
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Beautiful images, Tina! The first one is my favorite. There’s some mystery about it. Great!
Such beautiful photos and shadows are so important to photos! I often find myself trying to brighten all the shadows up for more dynamic range, and sometimes forget their importance. Lovely post!
Thanks very much Christian – always good to have an eye out for a defining shadow!
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Could not resist a second shadows post Tina. You have me seeing shadows everywhere .https://retiredfromgypsylife.wordpress.com/2019/02/14/anticipation-and-preparation-2/
Welcome back Pauline! Happy to have pushed you into the shadows 🙂
A very shadowy day Tina
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Such beautiful images and captures of shadows!
Many thanks Janaline!
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Thanks for joining us this week.
Love the palms – here is mine for the week:
Hi Tina. I have put a contribution together. Thanks for hosting..
Thanks Gavin; my pleasure!
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It’s been fun to see how people view “shadows” as their photographic theme; I liked your 1st image at top from San Francisco. Thanks, Tina, for highlighting my post about landscapes from New Zealand!
My pleasure Henry – happy to have you with us.
Here are my twenty shadows. It’s been fun making this post as usual. I love your specimens very much too.
Terrific, glad to hear it MM!
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Thanks for joining us this week Aletta
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Great examples, I love the variety of textures you captured as well as the shadows.
Many thanks Shelley!
Many thanks Shelley!
Definitely great to see the detail in textures throughout a frame. Always grabs my attention and makes for such a great photo when mixed with interesting shadows 🙂
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Very wonderful, especially the first one 🙂
Thanks very much Hammad, glad that one caught your eye
I posted my contribution so that I can’t rewrite it another time.
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