photography challenge II: shadows

Indoors or out, when an object obstructs the light, patterns are left behind. They are effected by angles and the time of day. The new image created is just a copy of the original, but beautiful in its own right.


For this photography challenge, I'd like you to seek out shadows and silhouettes in your environment.

Feel free to create them. Objects positioned objects in front of different light sources can create stunning effects, or try colored transparent items. Or, even go au naturale and find shadows that nature has created for you. Either way, I cannot wait to see what you capture!

To join: This challenge is open to all thymely thoughts followers. Please send me the URL of your shadow photograph(s) by midnight, Mon. May 17.
(This challenge is going a little longer to facilitate film photographers).

To win: Everybody who submits will get a feature, with their photograph shown (and if they have one, a link to their blog). For prizes, I have 3 stunning vintage, hand-coloured photographs I purchased from the same shop! I will draw for the 3 winners at random from the participants.

Get creative!

21 comments:

FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

Ooooh, I love the look of shadows! I shall see what I can create...how fun! :)

Liesl :)

La Bella Vie said...

Oh I am in! I cannot wait and I can't thank you enough for doing these challenges, you make learning so much fun.
What a lovely person you are!
Terry

zuzana said...

cool!! and thank you for thinking of film photographers :D

http://saladofmylife.blogspot.com

robyn michelle-lee said...

pretty photo, michelle!

sarah sue said...

very excited to do this one!! i love light & shadows! :)

Michelle Elisabeth said...

:) I'm sure each and everyone of you will create something beautiful!

zuzana: In retrospect, I thought a week was too short notice for film photographers, and I do love film!

Erin Wallace said...

Here;s my link: http://s255.photobucket.com/albums/hh128/ktcwmom/?action=view&current=049.jpg.

This photo was part of an online course I took. I've always liked it. Hope you enjoy it, too.

Michelle Elisabeth said...

Beautiful Erin! I love how the shadow is projected along the curved surface of the egg!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I'm in! Good thing it's been sooo sunny in CA. :)

FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

What a fun photo challenge, Michelle! :)

Good luck to everyone who enters...I'm really looking forward to seeing all the beautiful and creative images! :)

Here is a link to all of mine on a little website I created to display them:

http://web.me.com/lkeact/Shadow_Picture_Show

Thanks so much for even taking the time to look at them!

Liesl :)

Michelle Elisabeth said...

Liesl! I adore the gazelle, that is such a beautifully composed photograph! Thanks for sending them in :)

sarah sue said...

here is the direct link to my shadow photos! :)

http://thebrightsidestudio.blogspot.com/2010/05/shadows.html

Brooke said...

Here's my link! :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brookeschmidt/4448682410/in/set-72157623128350337/

La Bella Vie said...

OK Michelle, here it is:)

http://sweetpea-labellavie.blogspot.com/2010/05/chasing-shadows.html

its simple love said...

I am a follower now! This is such a unique competition. Love it.

Rachael

Photo url:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/47243092@N02/4607695442/

Michelle Elisabeth said...

so lovely!! I'm so looking forward to showing these Tuesday morning!

Parismages said...

I just sent you a link to my picture. I'm impatient to see all the participations ;o)

Lavender Playground said...
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Lavender Playground said...

Oops I gave the wrong link, here's the right one:

http://lavenderplayground.blogspot.com/2010/05/shadows.html

zuzana said...

here are my entries... (hope it's not too many!) :)

http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/310/3mensi2.jpg
http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/6565/img0003mt.jpg
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/8784/1bw0005m.jpg
http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/5636/img5141n.jpg

hiking in stilettos said...

So glad I found your blog! I am a new follower. :)

I write over at Hiking in Stilettos, and my {talented} husband shoots pictures for me. Sometimes it's fashion, sometimes portraits, but mostly he shoots nature. Here is one that he took for this challenge. I do hope that you like it! {The link is to his Flickr page.}

http://www.flickr.com/photos/34005720@N06/

xoxo,
Ashley
www.hikinginstilettos.blogspot.com

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