SHADOWS – THE WORDPRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE

SHADOW | THE DAILY POST WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE


I participate in WordPress' Weekly Photo Challenge 2017
I participate in WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge 2017

WOOD AND SHADOW – TEXTURES

TUESDAYS OF TEXTURE | WEEK 41 OF 2016


The deck is old and could really use a few coats of sealing stuff. And probably a sanding too. But it doesn’t look like it will happen this year, just like it didn’t happen last year. It’s a big job. I can’t do it myself … and the kid is busy. So it waits.

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Meanwhile, the textures of the old wood and the fallen leaves on the deck always make interesting pictures. Especially this time of day, when the sun comes through the fence to make long shadows across the surface.

I HAVE A LITTLE SHADOW …

Striped by shadow

MY SHADOW

By Robert Louis Stevenson

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;
And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.

The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow—
Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow;
For he sometimes shoots up taller like an india-rubber ball,
And he sometimes gets so little that there’s none of him at all.

He hasn’t got a notion of how children ought to play,
And can only make a fool of me in every sort of way.
He stays so close beside me, he’s a coward you can see;
I’d think shame to stick to nursie as that shadow sticks to me!

One morning, very early, before the sun was up,
I rose and found the shining dew on every buttercup;
But my lazy little shadow, like an arrant sleepy-head,
Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.

Daily Post: Shadow

EVENING APPROACHES – VERMONT

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Long shadows across the grass. Evening is beginning earlier and it seems very sudden. The leaves are mostly not changing yet up here.

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Color will come late this year. Hard to know how Autumn will be. So many factors. We need just the right amount of rain and a cold snap with chilly night and cool days.

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The last two fall seasons were glorious, but before then, we had a series of washouts with lots of hurricanes coming up the coast and dropping tons of rain and blowing the leaves right off the trees.

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This year, the problem down our way is not enough rain plus continuing summery temperatures.

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We’ll have to wait and see. When change comes, it comes in a big hurry.

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SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS – BLACK & WHITE

CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE: REFLECTIONS AND SHADOWS

I did each of these in a different style. The first is high-contrast black and white. The second is a duo-tone version. The third is an antique-style yellow-sepia with analog effects.

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All were taken at the creek just over the Rhode Island border on a very green day in mid-August.

Shadows are dominant on land, reflections in the river. All taken on an Olympus PEN, probably with the new f1.8 25mm.

MORNING LIGHT, PORCELAIN AND SHADOW

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge:

Bathrooms and Outhouses

I do not have any pictures of outhouses, not exterior or worse, from the inside. I haven’t seen or used one of those dreadful places in many years. I consider it a triumph.

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Indoor plumbing is one of the unequivocal improvements in modern human living. I have absolutely not the slightest desire to ever use an outhouse again.

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Smelly, dank, dark, and full of spiders. Sometimes full of other unspeakable things. If you have ever had to use an outhouse in the middle of the night, you know exactly what I mean. {Shiver}

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On the other hand, the light coming in both bathroom windows on the east side of the house, is the best light of the day.

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I take many photographs from those windows. I sometimes can’t resist taking a picture of the room itself in that early morning light.