Thursday, May 7, 2009

Shadow Puppet

A tree growing by a curb is just a tree growing by a curb ... unless you look at it from a different perspective. I am amazed by the things I notice by simply looking down. My photography teacher in high school used to tell me that if I was uninspired by a subject, just examine the shadow. I think he was right. (Come to think of it, his advice seems like a pretty decent life strategy.)

14 comments:

Babooshka said...

Not just the shadow but that coloured red stripe cutting through it is really striking. You know me everywhere, no stone unturned to get that elusive image.

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

Yes, loving the stripe going through this! Shadows are mysterious, especially against such a stark backround like this!
Lovely lovely!
Ciao

Scarlet xoxo

Mister Earl said...

Awesome! The colors of the street and sidewalk are amazing.

Jean Spitzer said...

Very intriguing.

TheChieftess said...

Wise photography instructor...and arent' you the astute student!!! Love the shadow play...

Ken Mac said...

keep your eye on the sparrow!

Petrea said...

I like it, it's all purply.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

Then again, if you spend to much time looking at the ground you may walk into a tree

smartass

Judy Williams said...

How interesting. The more you look at it, the more interesting it becomes. The leaves as they intertwine, almost create a lacy effect but then that pinkish red curb cuts it in half. Great eye for seeing this.

Linda Dove said...

Petrea's right about the cool purply.

And I think I know where Little Bit gets her abstract fairies from now. ;-)

Laurie said...

Thanks so much, everyone. Ken, you cracked me up...

Until tomorrow!

Dusty Lens said...

At first I thought this was your arm. Then I realized it's a tree shadow, not you arm. A tree waves in the wind

Andrew said...

Nice photo...wonderful thoughts....


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