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Posts tagged “shadow

Winter Sun and Shadow at School

As I arrived, I noticed sunlight.

It’s been pretty gray around here.  Twenty four days until Spring.


Shadowed Gallery

A second post of shadowed upon further digging in archives.

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

Floating Leaf Study

In the Highland Park fountain. It was late in the afternoon.

Leaves swirling, their shadows moving along with the water flow.

Almost looks like a sidewalk, the stone bottom. It was hard to show the depth.

Leaves in water are different from blowing around, they’re stuck to the surface, weighted down.

I watched them for awhile, waiting for someone.

floating leaves

My Tall and Thin Shadow Portrait at Sunrise

Although I’m not at the beach this week, I think about the beauty of the water and sand and the sunrises and sunsets I witnessed. The rhythm of waves.

Tonight I found this photograph.

A self-portrait.  No diet necessary.  Just early morning sun for a loooong look.

I like how the tire tracks and my legs intersect.


my tall shadowWe went to the very end of St. George Island in the state park.  

In order to enter the state park, my hosts had to get a special pass and code to enter as the number of cars and people allowed each day is regulated.

P.S. Another Guest Share

Shuey writes:

Out for a little walk along the boardwalk at Turkey Creek  . . . bright sunny day was perfect for “reflections.”

Thanks Shuey. It’s a great shot!

Shuey is the photographer of the Barred Owl Post that has been hit many times.

Here is the photograph he took of their reflections.

Turkey Creek

Turkey Creek

Philadelphia Saturday

The paper towel holder was smiling at me (to cheer fellow blogger Stef of Three Daily Delights ) three daily delights link. (
Stef comments faithfully)


Rodin Museum The Thinker


Iron work shadows on stoop


Hitching post and cobblestones


Greenhouse at night


iPhone pics from today’s walks

Regular camera photos to be uploaded at home when I’m back to computer

Guitar in window and a quote from John Lennon’s aunt


First Day of Autumn

Although I took photos at our beautiful baseball park this afternoon  (unexpected tickets with some friends) and photographed  football fans gathering for the Steelers game, I thought I’d show something else. The results were dismal in both games and a huge disappointment.

I think the leaves are turning early this year. Fall started at 4:44.

A fall leaf on Mark and Erika’s deck.  Looks like From Lines to Patterns, the Weekly Photo Challenge, too.

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Plitvice Lakes Park

The challenge for the week is curves.  Tour bus above in the National Park with all the waterfalls- Plitvice National Park – Croatia-

No guard rails on this curve!



Plitvice Lakes FallsPlitvice Lakes Park in Croatia   a curved walkway






Tree in Plitvice


I knew I had some back seat driver photos from my visit to Croatia and I was able to find a few.            Fasten Your Seat Belt!

Car Trip Croatia

Curved Gate

Curved Roof Tiles

Roof Tiles  in Istria

Tunnel Curve

Light at the end of the curvy tunnel- Croatia Car Trip

Ram horns

On Brijuni – Tito’s Personal State Summer Residence

Zagreb Fountain

Zagreb Fountain- the water a straight line but the curve of the back caught my eye

And Back in the States Kennywood Amusement Park a few years back

Anna at Kennywood Whip

Anna on the whip in Kiddieland Kennywood Amusement Park

Kiddieland Roller Coaster

Carousel Horse

Curved Carousel Horse

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Pap puts Anna into the car on the curve at Kennywood – Is this the Turnpike?

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Log Flume Ride Kennywood

Glass Ball 001

Glass Paperweight

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

There’ve been a lot of directions in the challenges.

Up, down. Round. Forward. No inside out. Yet

this week it’s FROM ABOVE.  

I stand over garbage, see a lone glove on the road-

take a shot.  A single baby shoe in the gutter.

Weddings from a church balcony, the mezzanine.

Not often, though.  Directly above is rare, more likely above from an angled side.

Have they done sideways?  I like that movie.

Here’s my From Above Gallery, though not celestial.

At the wedding reception

Laura and James at Marjorie and Dan’s Wedding Reception.  Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.



Seventh (Andy Warhol) and Ninth Street Bridges taken from the Renaissance Hotel.  



At the Met in NYC

Metropolitan Museum of Art




Shadows at School Entrance

Shadows at the entrance of school

Angie and John's Wedding

John and Angie’s Wedding




Franklin Conservatory Ceramic Tile

Franklin Park Conservatory Columbus OH





Anna, Baby Jack and Michael  March 2007



Roberto Clemente Bridge



Roberto Clemente Bridge and PNC Park from the Renaissance Hotel


Last Year's Rose



Last Year’s Rose


French fries

French Fries on Carson Street




Porsche Engine


Porsche Engine








Batteries from a week in digital photo class.


Dunkin Donut apron in the school parking lot.

Dunkin Donut Apron in the Parking Lot

























Black Pussywillow Branches Cast Wall Shadows

When we lived in Germany, we’d get  Pussywillow with fuzzy gray shapes along the branch and hang wooden eggs and rabbit ornaments to make an Easter Tree.

Add MediaI’d never seen Black Pussywillows until Wednesday night at my friend J’s home.  I was to take a photograph over to her and the evening  turned into an impromptu supper.  My crazy part is I went over without the picture I was to take.      J followed me back to my house after we ate and got the photograph to take back to her own home but she didn’t seem to mind.

 A great blog post  about this unusual looking plant is here. The Latin name (Salix gracilistylus ‘Melanostachys’)


Black Pussywillow

 I can’t remember the name/type of ceramic vase holding the branches. (Taken with the iPhone)


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