Shadow Shot Sunday 2
March 4, 2012
Shadow Shot Sunday 2 is graciously hosted by Magical Mystical Teacher, Rose (Clubskulit) and Gemma Wiseman. The original Shadow Shot Sunday meme had a long running from its inception and a very large following. When Tracy of Hey Harriet’s Photography decided to call it quits, these three stepped up and came up with a plan to keep it going. I’m glad they did. Join in on the fun, or just drop by to see the great Shadow Shots. Visit Shadow Shot Sunday 2 for all the details.
This photo was taken with a Nikon point and shoot camera probably about 2006. It is in the color mode and not doctored, yet it almost can be perceived as a black and white photograph. Some days are like that along the Big Lake. The sky casts a grey pall and the ice reflects that. The trees are barren of green and sit in the shadows
We lived along the shores of the Great Lake Superior and our view out this North facing window was literally 50 feet from the shoreline. I remember the day I took this picture. I had the camera and was shuffling about the cabin snapping this or that. The whole series of photos from that day included rocks on windowsills, pictures hanging on the walls, sticks and wood laid out in Zen gardens and even some of the fire burning hotly in the wood stove. (See below)
I had put the candle in an empty bottle the evening before. We used candle light a lot and still do to some extent. I didn’t realize until I was looking through the files of old photos that the shadowed south sides of the trees and the candle itself looked similar. Wish I could take credit for the field of vision and focus parameters of the trees being much farther from the lens than the candle in the bottle and both taking on the same form .
What intrigued me though, was that rotting stump that hangs over the water’s edge and how it looks like it very well could be the shadow of the candle and burning wick.
So, the title speaks for itself.
|Come warm up by the fire and have a cup of coffee