Shadow Shot Sunday is the creation of Tracy at the Hey Harriet blog. To see morwe Shadow Shots, or to find out how to participate in this fun meme, visit Hey Harriet. Many post on Saturdays here in the USA as it is already Sunday in Australia, where Hey Harriet and many of its contributers are centered.
I like shadow shots with people in action. On the road later in the day in mid summer always casts a moving shadow, but seldom am I ever in a position to capture it as I’m usually busy doing the driving. Answer to that? Give the camera to the rider and let her have a go at it.
When I’m riding the motorcycle and the sun starts to crash down in the West, I often see the long stark shadow that gets created. As I ride, and the road twists and turns, the shadow moves back and forth, side to side, and if the terrain rises and falls, it stretches up and down. I do have a movie camera mount on my motorcycle, but to aim it at a moving shadow while riding is not in the best interest of the rider.
I like this one. A crisp clear image of the riders, and the blur of motion in the background all in one. This was taken while on the Crow Creek ride in the Summer of 2009. I knew I had it, so I searched all morning and finally found it. That in itself was a journey as I came across so many photos that were archived and not labeled that brought back memories and gave me topics for future stories.
Anyway, I broke my old camera, but I purchased a new one and I’ll be happy when I get a chance to read the seven thousand page instruction manual and get out and take some new pictures. ( I was exagerating about how many pages thew manual is, it's only a half inch, or 12.7 millimeters, thick) Thank goodness for archives. Now, if I can remember to label and date each shot.