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)


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Welcome Shadows

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Part of the entrance feature to the Dromana Hub parking area, Mornington Peninsula
Shadow Shot Sunday #144

Welcoming feature
Entrance arch lit with shadows
Silent shopping sign

The Shooters: 1. Ralph 2. SylviaK 3. MollyGolver
4. Gemma 5. Toby 6. JustLikeMartha
7. MargaretGosden 8. SummerKitchenGirls 9. Kay
One of Tracy's collages of shadow shots.
Thank you so much Tracy for including my shadow photo from last week!

Hosted by Tracy @ Hey Harriet


fredamans said...

The shadows resemble little flying saucers from the fifties!

Anonymous said...

Gemma, both the image and the commentary poem are lovely. Thanks for something that will stick with me all day...

Peace, Amy BL

Sylvia K said...

Love your shadow shot for the day and your words always!! Hope your weekend is going well, Gemma! Enjoy!


robin. said...

can't fit a square peg in a round hole...that's the first thing that came to mind when i saw your photo gemma...silly me!! great sunny-shadow shot.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Haven't you been having some grey-day weather? If so, I imagine these shadows are doubly welcome!


A seeker of shadows one day
Did trip as she went on her way;
She picked herself up
And dipped from a cup
Of shadowy lemon parfait!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Listening Shadows

Ralph said...

These curvaceous light fixtures add an artistic grace to a mundane car park. They advertise this as a place to stop, shop and enjoy. All from great looking shadows!

A Wild Thing said...

Delicate and graceful as a swan's neck, too bad they're on a parking lot...however, beauty is where we behold it, but just look at that brilliant blue sky, the sky of summer!

Glad you got out a bit, it doesn't take much does it, all we need is a little me time to invigorate the soul. For me, just walking around the yard, not having to watch my step for slipping on the ice or having your shoes fill with snow...these are grand days for us, though we hold our breath for the next bout of ol' man winter. There's a winter storm watch for northern Iowa tonight, good thing we're down south!

Been busy playing on my etsy store, have sold 3 baby head nightlights and bunches of soap, it all adds up and I'm grateful for each and every one of them, they allow me to be a stay at home artist, which is especially great in the winter...I just can't force myself to leave when it's freezing outside...lots of hot tea this winter.

But soon I'll be out in my lil' shop playing and hopefully selling! The economy seems to be a little better in my field, people are buying again, which is a much needed boost for us all!

But I'm dieing to get my fingers in the dirt and start planting some new wildflower gardens, you know, the type that you don't need to corral, just let them wander freely over the prairie...the lazy gardener style, though I still pull plenty of weeds and tree seedlings...oh, I dream again!!!

Here's hoping for a wonderful week ahead for you dear friend and bunches and bunches of sunshine! Don't work too hard...thinking of you from the ol' USA...hugs n hugs!!!


tania palermo said...

great shadow for sure!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful find, Gemma. You have such a great eye for beauty.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Cassie said...

Nice, sharp, sleek ShadowShot! I stumbled upon your Shadow(the feline) shot on your other blog. He's so pretty too!!

Hey Harriet said...

I love your 'silent shopping sign' Gemma! You certainly have some striking shadows around your neck of the woods! You'd never want to leave home without your camera! I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. I'm not sure how the weather is for you right now, but it's sure a hot one here today!

Spadoman said...

Oh Cool Gemma! Great shot. At first, it seems that circular opening is a shadow too. The shadows so deep and sharp edged. Great stuff.


madebygen said...

his is a nice shot my dear. Happy SSS!

Dianne said...

in addition to the shadows being so clear I love the bit of tree peeking in and the beautiful blue sky

Anonymous said...

Stiking shadows indeed! I love that beauty can be found in the simplest of things...:)


Ms. Becky said...

I love the shadows dancing around that large circle opening. very nicely done! beautiful bright white light. have a great weekend!

Kelly said...

Nice bold shadows with a beautiful blue sky!



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