Friday, August 31, 2007

AFTERNOON SHADOWS


Long shadows in the afternoon can make the dullest picture more interesting.
Check out my sons pictures of the visiting snake http://themapper.blogspot.com/
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23 comments:

CG said...

I love that late afternoon light.

Leena said...

These long shadows give a mysterious atmosphere and cheerful green is nice :)

Pequete said...

You are right - and the real art is in being able to spot these interesting situations. I love your yellow wagon and all the black and white photographs below, too.

barkfoot said...

I like that one, very relaxing, one of the best times of day.

Moi said...

i too love clicking during that time of the day...lovely pic here, Sue.
Reminds me of Emily Dickinson's words. Enjoy!!!
"Presentiment is that long shadow on the lawn
Indicative that suns goes down;
The notice to the startled grass
That darkness is about to pass." ------------------Emily Dickinson

Have a great weekend!!! :)

Olivier said...

belle gestion des ombres. cela rend tres bien

beautiful management of the shades. that returns very well

Annie said...

That looks like a zen garden, Sue. One could meditate there, or here in front of the photo.

MedaM said...

Very nice photo! It makes me feel relaxing looking at those long shadows. And those blades of green grass, or whatever it is, make this photo pleasantly for looking at it.

Neva said...

It's nice to be able to this kind of light...a nice photo.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Late afternoon shadows, very relaxing, I think I'll have a glass of sherry before dinner... ooops, it's still breakfast time here!!

Paula said...

Sue,
I agree! The shadows even give the rocks more "color". Very nice! Have a great weekend!!
Paula

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

thats awsome!!!
I like everything in thsi picture bu first of all THE SUN!!!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog and just aying such a SWEET things when my dog was having a hurted leg, (I was hurt in my heart)

THANKYOU

have a great weekend, :) JoAnn

Sidney said...

Looks nice if there is no snake!
Beautiful light.

Lavenderlady said...

Denton tried to explain to me how to take pictures at certain times of the day...your example here is perfect.

Mark said...

One of the many reasons that the best light for outdoor photography (when it's sunny) is a half hour after sunrise and a half hour before sunset.

Generally speaking, that is.

Light and shadow -- they're what photography is all about, even before considering colors.

KMF said...

nice light

Bill said...

Shadows can really liven up a shot!

We just got back from a 2200 mile road trip (top down most of the way) that took us through your neck of the woods. CA has some cool scenery!

Mike said...

Nice shot Sue. I love those long shadows of a late afternoon. I really like them in the winter across the snow. Not that we get much of that white stuff here.

Laurie said...

Late sun and long shadows do make for dramatic photos. I can never decide which I like better dawn or dusk.

Salty said...

The greatest times to be outdoors, morning and evening. Not only does the low angle lighting enhance nearly every scene but wildlife is also much more active. I love the shadow play you captured here.

Still said...

An elegant picture!

Cristina said...

Beautiful shadows! But in these shadows, I would hate to run into the guest your son found on his doorstep!

JAM said...

The evening sun can make almost anything look better. Nice. Plus, I just love the mood a beautiful afternoon puts me in.