Saturday, February 21, 2009

Light and Shade

I came across Mary Temples recent work on projections a couple of weeks ago on a newly discovered blog. I have been taking pictures of shadows for a while now and her work spurred me on to take some more and make up this post. The stark summer light has been creating some grand shadows that stretch or creep unhindered by passing cloud cover. As I was taking these pictures I was thinking about how ghostly some of the shadows were, especially those cast by the avenue of old Jacarandas around the corner. That road seems so alive in the mid day sun, up above and down below on the ground there is movement and light and shade, and then the sun moves and the shadow world begins to fade.

8 comments:

Megan: The Byron Life said...

Love these shadow pix. Just discovered your blog... came over from birdbath :)
What a beautiful place you have here - wonderful photos.

The Magic Onions said...

Hi Julie, I have passed on the Lemonade Award to you. Thank you for your lovely blog.

The Magic Onions said...

Hi Julie, I have passed on the Lemonade Award to you. Thank you for your lovely blog.

Bec said...

Oh I love these!!! I remember hving my profile cut from black paper when I was a little girl by a man who wo0rked wonders with a tiny pair of scissors. these photos bring back so many memories of being facinated by shadows as a young child! Scary memories too!!

kat said...

I'm pleased you were inspired - your results are great. The tree shots are my favourites.

Madeline said...

I see you are loaded with awards today! I am giving you one too! It's an award to honor how artistic your blog is. I loooove your photos. See my blog for details.

Patricia said...

I love your blog and pictures!

Bird Bath said...

shadows are special and I think it is due to their impermanence. I often marvel at their fleeting beauty.
Your photos are stunning.