April 10. 2011
|Gabba Gabba Hey!|
Shadow Shot Sunday is a wonderful vibrant meme created by Tracy who hails from Brisbane, Queensland. It is very popular and for good reason. So many talented people posting photographs with something that can usually be found everywhere in everything we do, a shadow.
Take a look at Hey Harriet to see more submissions and find out how you can participate in Shadow Shot Sunday.
Last week for Shadow Shot Sunday, I posted some old photos I had taken in a photography class in 1976. They are 35 mm film prints. I’d like to continue in that theme with this selection of photos from the same project.
|You can click, or possibly double-click, on any photograph to enlarge the image|
These first ones above makes shadows from texture and relief from the surface of a sculpted piece. The close up is from the base of the sculpture.
|Stock photo of the old Federal Reserve Building in Minneapolis, MN|
This is the old Federal Reserve Building in Minneapolis, MN. The day I went there to use the buildings sweeping steel and glass curves as a subject, it was a gloomy cloudy time with rain infused here and there throughout the day. I see these days as Black and White days. Everything is muted. Even colorful places lose their vibrancy. Since this building was black and gray, it matched natures pall. I might even have been able to use color film and the shots would have come out the same. I believe that’s why they are so rich in black and white.
|Unique as there are no reflections in the mirrored glass windows|
|Hard to find any shadowing in this shot, but they are there, in the reflection on the round rail|
|Although very subtle, the shadows can be seen beneath these unique "benches" in the courtyard|
|The underside of the building. Scratches in this shot are from the age and storage of the prints.|
|Granite base of reflecting pool|
|This bubbling pool seemed to be floating, (no pun intended) as it was built on an uneven surface with a large granite base|
The thought occurred to me to find an old film camera and do more with film. The digital way of today has many pluses, but the richness and warmth of film is calling to me. Anyone else having that thought these days?
Hope you enjoy these images. I appreciate all the shadow shots when I visit Hey Harriet over the weekend.
|This photo has nothing to do with the Federal Reserve Building subject, but I liked the black and white shot of our old sofa.|