Saturday, November 15, 2008

Shadows in the November Woods: for Shadow Shot Sunday

Westward wake-up stretch
I cannot find them at noon
Some days they sleep in


There is a special fragility about the shadows in a November woods. Shifting and changing in their positioning and size throughout the day; somedays they are not even there at all!

My appreciative thanks to Tracey, at Hey Harriet, the host of Shadow Shot Sunday for this interesting idea; for more information on this shadow meme,please click on the icon in the side bar.

26 comments:

Mary said...

Those are some very nice shadows. Shadows and water reflections are so interesting for the added element of design the give to a photo. I was photographing ducks and geese the other day and found myself more interested in their reflections then their reality. I think shadows can be the same way. They become a separate image of their own.

me ann my camera said...

Mary:
Sometimes shadows and reflections play some sort of mind tricks on me and I get them confused momentarily when looking through my photo archives for them, I'll select a photo and think, "that would be nice", then I'll realize its a reflection, not a shadow! I am starting to notice that I don't take enough shadow shots. Shadows really give more room for your imagination to enlarge upon a picture :-)

Solvarm said...

Hi!

You and your camera have done an very well job. Very nice shot in november sun.

Happy Sunday!

From Irene in Sweden, Gothenburg

Carletta said...

I like these - nicely done!

gina said...

that path is so pretty and inviting.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Love that first shot.The shadows make the picture look mysterious.

Alissa Nicolau said...

Walks through the woods are settling to my soul. Wonderful shadow shots.

Sweet Repose said...

What beautiful paths...I'll have to visit your world more often...thanks, great shots!

Lisa B. said...

Beautiful woods and wonderful shadows!

Kay said...

I love your blue jays and I love looking at your forest. There's so much mood and feeling in those shadowed shots. It makes me want to walk through them, to smell the sweet scented air. Thanks for the peace.

Hey Harriet said...

Lovely shadows in the woods. Wonderful shots :)

Greyscale Territory said...

Beautiful, long and graceful shadows! they add a real sense of peace to the forest landscape! Great shots!

Leora said...

These are lovely. Yes, long and graceful! Thanks for the introduction to this meme.

Rosebud Collection said...

What beautiful shots..Something very peaceful about trees/paths and wood land..Happy SSS..

bobbie said...

Oh so beautiful!

Deborah Godin said...

I love both these, especially the bluish trees and the kind of fan pattern to the shadows in the second one. If you do start taking more shadow pictures, I will happily enjoy them!!

brownstudies said...

wonderful!

Gretchen said...

Nice shots! I love just walking in the woods.

Geraldine said...

These are works of art! How beautiful shadows can be. And what a perfect time of year to capture the magic of shadows in nature.

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Jill said...

Very nice--serene.

Dianne said...

I love that you noted the fragility of November shadows. It is what I find most wonderful about them.

Beautiful shots

Paz said...

shadows everywhere! love it!

paz

Claire, said...

Beautiful shadows.

Rambling Woods said...

These are really interesting Ann...

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The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

What beautiful shadows today! We might have to take our "peaceful chair" and put it in your peaceful woods!!

Love the sky pictures below too...quite lovely!

Karla & Karrie

2sweetnsaxy said...

Nice shots! Love the absolute colors of nature and those long tree shadows in the last photo.