AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Odd Shapes and Odd Shadows


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ One of my odd ornaments.
Many have argued just what it is.
I have used it as an unusual doorstop and I put pot pourri in it.
The middle area at the top could hold a large candle.
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Shadow Shot Sunday #148
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Shadows of odd shapes
Reality's conundrum
Intriguing puzzle
~


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22 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com) said...

Its great the way your blog posts always show your individuality and your creative mind at work Gemma. From your collections to your pictures to your haiku, you are unique. I love it.

cyclopseven said...

Taken from a good angle, and nice shadow.

Martha Z said...

Encoutering that shadow one might thing there was a gentleman in a tophat around.

Sylvia K said...

Delightful post for the day as always! Love "man's hat" shadow! It is fun where we find them -- how we see them! Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend, Gemma!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

I love that shadow! It looks so different than the subject. I see a shrunken top hat, perhaps worn and waved alongside a cane as the dancer moves along the stage. That's what I see, and the imaginative possibilities of shadows is a true treat!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeously taken!

My Shadow Shot, have a lovely weekend!

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty!

My shadows, please come and see.

Cynthia M said...

Fascinating...and well captured.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Love it. The shadow looks like a top hat. Great capture.

Kathe W. said...

I like this shadow! Like a top hatted Leprechaun!

Marilyn said...

This is a wonderful photo; isn't it interesting how a shadow can look so different in size and shape from the object.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

As others have noted, the top shadow looks like some sort of jaunty hat!


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Of shadows an old man did sing;
He chanted in Guelph and Beijing;
The shade was his friend,
He loved it no end—
It made him feel rich as a king!


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Spadoman said...

Very cool photo. What a talent to be able to create such shadows. Distance, angle, form, all very cool!

Peace

Dianne said...

I love it as a doorstop! so unique
it casts a shadow that looks like a top hat which makes it even more wonderful

niko said...

perfect shadow shot in there! love it!

fredamans said...

Goes from a cup to bowl in shadow! Well done!

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2011/03/shaow-shot-sunday.html

Congrats on winning Photo Time last week for the GREEN theme.

gengen said...

A pretty shadow shot. Happy weekend.

Kelly said...

Yes, the shadow is a top hat! ...or W.C. Fields.

Suzi said...

Love the creativity of the "top-hat" shadow!!
Suzi

Jo Williams Photography said...

Very nice light and shadow play here Gemma, have a great week, Jo.

forgetmenot said...

Gemma, You are so clever and creative--wonderful shot (haiku is great too). Keep up the good work! Mickie

Patti said...

That is a way cool shadow ~ made by an unusual piece of artwork. I would probably put a candle in the top. ;-)

Thanks for stopping by for Shadow Shot Sunday, Gemma. Have a wonderful week.

My husband Ralph was pretty poetic in his comment above, wasn't he? ha ha

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