Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Shadows and No Posts of the Week

Sorry folks, but there are no POTW choices today. I'm away from home for a few days and I haven't been blog visiting much this past week. I'll try to get back on track for next week but in the meantime, here are a few shadowy images to hold my spot until tomorrow's scheduled post.




fence shadow
The shadow of a traffic sign caught my eye one day while walking with my friend, Carol Anne. A neighbour saw me stop to snap the shot and wondered what I saw. Just a shadow - but for whatever reason, I liked it.




planter shadow
This is a shadow of a street lamp in the community of Streetsville. The circles are flower pot holders but this was in early March and none had been placed in them yet.



odd shadow
This one was spotted from across the creek. It looks like a stick man to me. A very "You Fill in the Blank" stick man.

32 comments:

Brian Miller said...

the second is really cool for its structure...but that last one looks like a stick figure for sure...ha...way cool...

Indrani said...

It does look like a human figure. Very observant of you.

SueAnn Lommler said...

The images are wonderful. Beautiful
Hugs
SueAnn

Dave said...

Yes Hilary, shadows can be interesting. I feel a bit embarrased about the last one though? :-) Dave

Dave said...

Sorry, my usual icon never came up - Dave

Dave said...

Sorry, my usual icon never came up - Dave

Pauline said...

Intriguing shadows - looks like a man on a mission to me ;)

messymimi said...

Walking stick man! Very interesting what shadows can do.

sage said...

That last shot is interesting! Enjoy your time away.

Bob Bushell said...

The fence and stick man, it's damn cute.

CorvusCorax12 said...

the stick man ;)

Dianne said...

stick man looks very happy to be there

love the street lamp shadow, it's so strong

Daryl Edelstein said...

is that stickman irrigating the stream?

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Ahem... yes, what IS that stick man doing?? Women around the world want to know.

DJan said...

Fun shadow shots. I always enjoy your photography, but I too smiled more at the comments left about the last one than usual. :-)

Suldog said...

This could make a very interesting contest someday, if you find yourself wishing to do something like that. Give a bunch of such shots without the explanations. Then ask folks to take their best guesses. I'm sure the answers would be fun, especially if you include a shot like the last one :-)

Out on the prairie said...

Pretty fun, the stick man is great

Stephen Hayes said...

The Shadow knows!

TexWisGirl said...

yup, you got that last one right.

ellen abbott said...

excited?

Rita said...

Love your shadows! I am cheering we are finally starting to see green up north. Enjoy this away time.
Rita

Daniel LaFrance said...

Seems to me the ladies are smitten with the stick-man.

Who knew that a stick-man could elevate such a reaction.

rosaria williams said...

Funny, I wrote about shadows too today. What serendipity!

Red said...

Never noticed the sign it the first shot. Pretty tricky!
Last one? What are the yellow flowers behind the stick man?

Petra said...

Hilary, shadows are tricky. Most people may find them absolutely uninteresting but sometimes they catch one's attention. I'm really not sure why but I like the one with the sign. :-)

s.m. said...

Good evening ! How are you ? The images are wonderful .

Scott said...

Love your shadow shots. I'm not filling in THAT blank.

Jayne said...

Traffic sign, wow, very cool. Enjoy your time away! :)

Gillian Olson said...

Like the shadows, hope you are havig a restful break.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Love the lamp post shadow with the circles, and I think your stick man is peeing in the creek!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Haha, stick man is awesome. And aiming for water it appears. :)

Steve Gravano said...

Your shadows are awesome. The last one... I thought this was a family friendly walk along the creek!