Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Working In Shadow

"Beware that you do not lost the substance by grasping at the shadow."


Your Monday Photo Shoot: Take a picture in which shadow plays a significant role in the composition. You may ask, how does this differ from the recent Photo Shoot involving silhouettes? Silhouettes are a very specific sort of shadow play, and for this assignment you can take a wider approach - shadows of all sorts (you can use silhouettes, of course. Just don't recycle the shot you use!). Shadows give a photo drama it might not otherwise have.

-John Scalzi ( By The Way)

In May of 2006, I took a tour of the inside of Fort Point, at the Golden Gate Bridge, and took about a million photos. There are a lot of shadows to be found in the old fort, but one of the most striking shadows, I saw that day, was the shadow cast by the bridge. I was on the very top of the fort, facing toward Marin County, and it was a gorgeous sunny day. I was thrilled to be able to get a picture of not only the beautiful Golden Gate, but also of it's shadow beneath, which made it see, like one could almost walk across the water into Marin. Sigh. I love that bridge.

In this second photo, if you look very closely, do you see the shadow of a tulip in a pot? :)

"Shadow Walk To Marin"
Fort Point
Golden Gate Bridge
May 13, 2006


MyMaracas said...

Beautiful, as always. I do see the tulip in the shadow, too. Very nice!


Anonymous said...

Oooo, very very nice! I like these ... especially the tulip shadow. So calming to me. :o)


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Anonymous said...

The bridge is nice but I like the tulip best. B. x

Karen Funk Blocher said...

The shadow under the bridge looks like a road across the water, kind of like Mary Poppins' smoke staircase!

psychfun said...

very cool