AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Shadows on Parade


A pretty, shadowy driveway in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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Shadow Shot Sunday #167
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Sun's shapes and patterns
A shadow exhibition
Silhouette walkway


The Shooters:
1. Cassie 2. GemmaWiseman 3. MagicalMysticalTeacher
4. LeckeresFurMenschUndKatze 5. Carola 6. Dimple
7. AngelaNZ 8. Hootin'Anni 9. MargaretGosden
Thank you so much Tracy for including my shadowy tower from last week's Shadow Shot Sunday!


Hosted by Tracy @ Hey Harriet

14 comments:

fredamans said...

Soft shadows cast from hard trees, very nice!

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Ms. Becky said...

you've captured a wonderful variation of light in this photo. fine shadows, with that glow of light on the walk! I truly love your Winter prose under the header. this isn't my first visit here and I don't know why I haven't noticed that before this. happy SSS to you Gemma.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

There are shadows everywhere--even thin and subtle ones between the paving stones/bricks. Luscious!

COMPADRES

Shadows above me,
Shadows below;
Some shadows swift and
Some shadows slow;
All of these shadows,
It’s plain to see,
Are my compadres—
Sweet company!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Scissor Those Shadows!

EG Wow said...

The texture of the brick makes the shadows all the more lovely!

Sylvia K said...

Lovely variety of sharp and soft shadows for the day, Gemma! Such a peaceful and lovely place!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

The iron gate is imposing, a heavy weight barrier to keep people out. Yet, the sun and tree shadows fall on the drive, and their soft character is so affirming and welcoming - not nearly as off-putting at the the stone and iron edifice. Maybe I am invited...

Spadoman said...

I love the shot, and I love the words. Shadow exhibition indeed. What a unique wrought iron design on the gate! Great work all around.

Peace

MyMaracas said...

That is an amazing gate, and you've captured a beautiful gathering of shadows there.

Genie said...

What a lovely collection of shadows on this bricklike driveway. It is a magical shot. I like the way the image flows across my screen. Genie

Joan said...

Definitely is a parade. Pretty.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice shadow shot.

Regards!

Kelly said...

Oooo....I love that gate!!

Cassie said...

Man, I would love a gate like that, but when we finally do get one, it will have to be able to keep our pooches in. A nice, serene photo Gemma. Happy SSS.

Jeanette said...

What a lovely gate and shadow too. They are very nice.

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