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 12, 2012

Driveway Shadows

I saw a strange gathering of shadow shapes and patterns in a Dromana driveway

A shadow display
Blocks, lines, smudges, lattice work
The art of sunlight

The art of shadow is the art of sunlight ~ Gemma Wiseman

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CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Gemma !
There is a softness to this picture .. even with many sharp lines and forms .. the air is magical : )

BLOGitse said...

Yes, the art of shadows rocks!
Happy Sunday from Fuerenteventura, Spain!

TexWisGirl said...

i like the latticework shade. :)

Ralph said...

The shame on the warm and shadowy day is that boat, sitting forlorn on its trailer. We hope the watercraft will come alive again in the water - soon!

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful shadow shots for the day, Gemma! I like the variety and particularly the lattice one! Enjoy your weekend!


robin. said...

a smorgasbord of shadows gemma. love it. awesome quote you wrote as well.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice shadow shot.

Regards and best wishes

Cassie said...

The trellis makes such a symmetrical shadow. Sometimes I like such order! The tree and building add that haphazard look that I more often go for. he he. Happy SSS Miss Gemma!!

Doru said...

Amazing shadow shot!

Patti said...

I like the perspective you chose as we look down the driveway to the stored boat.

The lattice shadows are particularly pretty.

The sunny scene looks so tranquil, with no one in sight.

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely shadows, Gemma!

Anne said...

A nice mix of shadows

toby said...

You're right, that is definitely an interesting combination. And an excellent find for a shadow shot!
Have a great week!

toby said...

You're right, that is definitely an interesting combination. And an excellent find for a shadow shot!
Have a great week!

Full-On-Forward said...

LOVE the SWEEP of the entire picture--it draws you full circle!!



Kelly said...

Great shadow patterns here - especially in the foreground!

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

I'm ready-where are we going?

Carola said...

Nice shadows.

namaki said...

A nice find ! Good catch !

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Don't you just love it when you have camera in hand and you stumble across a scene like this?

Anonymous said...

My mind is on that boat! LOL
Great shot!

Unknown said...

Nice shadow shots for the day, the light is very soft and muted.

Lighthousegal said...

A Shadow seekers perfect shot. So many different shadows together in one shot. A true treasure.

Chubby Chieque said...

Once a chaser is always a chaser forever.

I so like your shot... as usual.

Happy SSS... enjoy your w/end and of course a great week to come.

Greetings from freezing Stockholm,

Antonella said...

Gemma - I agree, love the collection of shapes and shadows.
Hugs, antonella :-)
I've linked up with a shadow shot and some free love inspired printables here!

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the lattice work pattern on the driveway.

Jewaicious said...

Nice capture of colors and contrasts. Lovely.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I love the lattice design shadows!

LV said...

A very nice display of shadows.

genie said...

What a great spot to catch shadows. The thing that a caught my eye immediately was the blue sign with the #28 on it. Great find. genie

Beverley Baird said...

Lovely shadows for the week! Love to see that green (and the boat!) instead of the snow we have!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The sun painted a lovely black and white picture that day!



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