Lens-Artists Challenge #152 – Shade and Shadows
Within the Shadows
“Our job is to record this world of light and shadow and time that will never come again exactly as it is today.”Edward Abbey
This week Ann-Christine has asked us to feature shade and shadows – often a photographer’s nightmare but now and then, a dream. I’ve opened with a favorite image, taken in San Francisco under one of their many beautiful bridges. I loved the somewhat sinister feel of the man surrounded by the bridge’s shadows.
Don’t Fence Me In
“In photography, there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.”August Sander
I thought the shadows of the lovely scrolled fence above were actually prettier than the fence itself. Here in Charleston we see beautifully decorative iron work quite often because of the expertise of local legend Philip Simmons. However, I actually captured the fence above at the Mount of Beatitudes during our visit to Israel.
On the other hand, the window below IS located in downtown Charleston at our historic City Hall. I captured the image from the inside looking out on a bright, sunny day.
Though a Glass Darkly
“The brighter the light, the darker the shadow.”Jay Kristoff
Sometimes an object’s shadow is very easily identified, as in the following two images. The extra appendage on the airplane’s shadow is a float which allows water landings.
“Shadows can invite us to imagine what is hidden.”Michale Kenna
Yet another mode of transportation in which you’ll sometimes find us is featured in the image below. This one is an unusual selfie during which I was using a cart to photograph a golf event here on Kiawah.
Beside the Bunker
“The organization of light and shadow effects produce a new enrichment of vision.”Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
As the appearance of the moon signals the end of day, I thought it only appropriate to end my post this week with its light surrounded by shadows.
Shadows on the Moon
“Where light and shadow fall on your subject, that is the essence of expression and art through photography.”Scott Bourne
We look forward to seeing your shades and shadows as well. Be sure to link your response to Ann-Christine’s post here, and to use the Lens-Artists Tag. We thank you as always for your creative and colorful responses to Patti’s challenge last week, and hope to see you next week as Amy leads the challenge. In the meanwhile, please stay safe, be kind, and enjoy the week ahead.