Saturday, July 14, 2007

THE SHADOW OF THE SHADOWS



Today's Photo Hunters theme is Shadow(s).

This photo was taken in April in Savannah, Ga. I love the shadow that the iron makes on the concrete steps. The ironwork in that city is AMAZING.

I was a bit depressed with this theme today, however. I had taken gorgeous shots of shadows while in Charleston this spring. I particularly remember a gorgeous salmon-colored house with the shadow of a nearby tree falling squarely on the facade. It was a spectacular photo. I, being so STUPID, deleted it from the camera before putting it on my computer. I had thought I had copied all of the photos from the camera. When, in fact, I only copied the crappy ones. WAAAAHHHH!!!!

So, you're stuck with an o.k. photo of shadows, rather than a spectacular one.

Time to go back to Charleston, I guess.

"The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone."
William Butler Yeats

23 comments:

Crooked Eyebrow said...

Wow, I have done the same thing, wonderful shots lost! But I still like the yours today!

pat said...

Sorry you "lost" your good photos but this is a good shot as well.

Have a great weekend!

tegdirb92 said...

I love that--so simple and beautiful!

Teena said...

The railing has such a cool effect!

Mine's up too!

PowersTwinB said...

Well I think this photo is more than a mundane one! I like the look of the iron work! Thanks so much for visiting my twin shadow! I appreciate your visits!

Linda said...

I see nothing mediocre there - I think it's great!

Kissedalotatoads said...

What a lovely railing and the shadow effect is just a good. Great photo and thanks for sharing.

Leah said...

The compostion is good nonetheless. Nice subject always make good photos.

ipanema said...

I think we do silly things sometimes. I had my fair share too. Once I needed a photo and all I could see are the ones I don't like. :(

Anyway, hey, they look great. I Am partial to this kind of designs for railings. Nice shot!

tray said...

ooh. i like this shot. i love that railing.. and i would have WAY to much fun photographing it :-)

meeyauw said...

This photo is great! I know how you feel tho about losing that perfect shot. So you're right: go back!

Paulie said...

Very interesting! i especially like how it 'curved' down the steps.

Come see mine.

Barbara H. said...

I'm so sorry about the lost photos, but this is great! Love the pattern of the shadow there.

Kimo & Sabi said...

Ooooh - we likes da purdy squiggles da shadows make.

Expat Traveler said...

very cool and very different!

CRIZ LAI said...

That's a strong shadow. Very nice shot for the shadow theme. Have a nice weekend! http://crizlai.blogspot.com/2007/07/photo-hunters-shadow_14.html

jmb said...

What a beautiful photo Gewels, as you say the wrought iron is amazing and the shot is perfect.
Thanks for visiting

Jose said...

Awesome picture, the shadow is definitely the main focal point of the shot. Love it.

Mother of Invention said...

Shadows is a neat photo theme and this pic is good! I don't know if I'd even have taken pics of shadows..oh yeah, early in the morning once, but they're all dreamy looking and not sharp like yours. Mine would be good if I said it was a "not-quite-awake-dream theme"!

Barbara said...

Gewels -- You should check out Reya's Blog (Gold Poppy). It's all about pictures of shadows and reflections. When I'm back from camp, we need to do our coffee meet-up.

Heart of Rachel said...

I'm very sprry for the late visit. This is a great shot. This piece of iron work is magnificent. Thanks for sharing.

Akelamalu said...

Just trying to catch up with everyone's news since I've been away.
That's a great photo and I love the photos of your dogs!

Mike M said...

Great picture!!