Sunday, November 16, 2008

Shadow Shot Sunday #26

"Every picture has its shadows, and it has some source of light" - Joni Mitchell

In Peter Pan the main character loses his shadow. It snaps off when he leaps out of the window, which is slammed closed behind him. It is put in a drawer and later sewed back on by Wendy.

The three Shadow Gallery collages this week feature one photo from each participant from last Sunday plus a couple from the archives. If you’d like to participate in SSS, please do! How you may ask? It's easy peasy! Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or near enough to Sunday), then add your link to the Mr Linky gadget found at the bottom of this post, and visit other players. Have fun!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1. Lisa'sRetroStyle 2. TwoBarkingDogs 3. Murrieta365 4. Paz'sNewYorkMinute 5. RosebudCollection 6. Me 7. LongIslandDailyPhoto 8. NakedLady 9. ArtSquadGraphics 10. RichiesInspirationalDesigns 11. PP-Designs 12. SweetRepose 13. SummerKitchenGirls 14. ThePaganSphinx 15. Olga 16. LaVieEstBelle


The Shooters:
1. TheSmallThings 2. SpittingImage 3. MolokaiGirl 4. HoosierRoots


The Shooters:
1. BubbleBabble 2. AnnetteHanigan 3. GreyscaleTerritory 4. HotFudge 5. AllThingsAlissa 6. EmBelISH 7. AboutNewYork 8. GalleryJuana 9. AlmostThere 10. Babylonezoo 11. ThisGirlLovesToTalk 12. DoYouSeeWhatISee 13. Charlie&Grace 14. Gingerbread 15. FCP 16. HighDesertDiva

Here's my Shadow Shot Sunday #26


The base of a big tree in New Farm Park. Wish I could remember what these big trees are called but I can't. They're very impressive. Those big trees. In NF Park. My brain has gone to mush today so I'll shoosh now.

Happy Sunday

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. La Vie Est Belle
2. Janine
3. High Desert Diva
4. Bobbie-2
5. FCP
6. Gemma
7. Richie
8. annette
9. Naked Lady
10. The Small Things
11. Lisa's RetroStyle
12. Sweet Repose
13. Irene
14. Gallery Juana
15. me and my camera
16. Olga aka orchidgirl1979
17. Alissa Baptista
18. Charlie and Grace
19. This Girl loves to Talk
20. The Summer Kitchen Girls
21. Michelle
22. BABYLONEZOO (France)
23. ctmott
24. Elizabeth
25. Jan-Murrieta
26. Dianne
27. maryt/theteach
28. Pagan Sphinx
29. Sara Chapman in Seattle
30. Reverie
31. Jill
32. hoipolloi
33. Spitting Ink
34. Christine
35. Molokai Girl
36. ppdesigns
37. EmBelISH
38. Carin @ Caliope's Eye

Learn more about Shadow Shot Sunday here.

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41 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

I love the tree, whatever it is...

bobbie said...

Very impressive! I love trees in general. This one is amazing. Great shadows.

FCP said...

When I see very old trees, I always wonder what they have "seen"- who has stood beneath them seeking shade/shelter, what histories they have, what stories they would tell. The roots, nooks, crannies, and shadows of this one have a wonderful sculptural quality. Great SSS!
Faye

Rosebud Collection said...

They sure are big trees..good shadows, as always..I will return tomorrow..but with something new I will drag around..Happy SSS..

Richiesliv DÅ och NU said...

Such a big 1! Looks like the trees in Yosemite National Park in CA.

Wonderful!

Have a joyous Sunday, T and take care.

twobarkingdogs said...

Its a prehistoric elephant leg maximus humungous tree!

LoL

Great shot!

Greyscale Territory said...

beautiful shot of that tree! The base has such perosnality and depth!

I am quite sure that this is a Moreton Bay Fig Tree. There are quite a few monster specimens of this tree around Brisbane.

annette said...

Hi Tracy, a lovely tree shot, i agree with Gemma, that would have been my guess on the tree type. Lovely shot, my kids would love playing around that, nooks and crannies everywhere!! Hope your having a great weekend, hows all that exhibition artwork coming along? annette x :0)

Claire, said...

Wow, beautiful shadow shot! I love the fallen red berries. I love this weeks collages. And I would never want to lose my shadow, that would be a nightmare on so many levels.

Gina said...

Oh I love this shot T..the tinge of green and red berries? scattered..it has such a fairy tale feel about it!! I think this is definitely a fave SS of mine!! Gorgeous! :D Happy Sunday Gx
p.s we've had no sun this week! :(
Might see if I can dig up a SS from the vault..if not, see you next week

Alissa Nicolau said...

What a wonderful tree! Looks like it should be in a scene of some beautiful movie which I would enjoy very much. I could take a nap under that tree. Very cozy looking is that big tree in NF Park, with no name.

Lisa B. said...

Nice collages!

I love your tree shot!! It looks like a Banyon tree...but since I don't know what kind of trees you have in your neck of the woods...I had to go look it up. It is in the Banyon family...but is called a Moreton Bay Fig. It's native to eastern Australia. Can you tell I love trees?! I should have read the other comments first and I would have saved myself some time as I now see Gemma and Annette know their trees!!! Anyway it's very cool!!

Guess I'd better get off my ar*e and go find me a shadow of my own:D

Kat said...

I love those trees too, i woulg have called it a strangler fig but that would be wrong too! beuatiful shot, and I love the way you've worked the collection as always, SSS seems to growing!

Gallery Juana said...

Very interesting colors and shadows. I thought I was looking at a scene in an animation.

They must be huge trees. Yay for trees!

Solvarm said...

Hey Harriet!

What a lovely tree, it looks like an trollwooden, nice tree.

I have now put in my shadow shot at my site

http://solvarma-foton.blogspot.com/2008/11/shadow-shot-sunday.html

I have put in my self to Mister linky too.

I hope it will be rigth.

Happy Sunday

Irene

M.Kate said...

Beautiful shadows and I wonder how big it is. The ones I saw in Cambodia were humongous!! Lovely shadows and i can imagine its huge as there's hardly any sunlight there. Have a beautiful sunday bunnday :D

SewMuchDetail said...

Wow Great shot!! What an impressive, proud tree. Love it!

Sweet Repose said...

WOW...I love this shot...you've come over to the dark side...very cool!

Ali said...

Great shot Tracy! a bit scary and brooding - love it!
happy sunday :)

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

We're expecting to see some fairy creatures coming out underneath that big, beautiful tree! What an awesome shadow shot!!
As always, having lots of fun on SSS!
Karla & Karrie

shells said...

Camphourloral (so not spelt right) trees, I think...possibly...or not....either way, it's a fantastic photo!!

Rosebud Collection said...

The deed is done.Happy SSS...

Elizabeth said...

What a huge dramatic tree.
I imagine children have lots of fun playing on roots like this - I certainly would have done.

Jan said...

I think the mystery has been solved, but I did like the elephant leg comparison. Great shot.

Dianne said...

like a scene out of a wonderful old fairy tale. I love old trees :)

my link says it's my first time, I just clicked enter without realizing it was from the actual first time

hey! I'm a virgin again!!

maryt/theteach said...

This is my first time too, Harriet! Your shadowy photo is wonderful! :)

Victoria said...

Great selection of beautiful and sophisticated shadow shots here! Your tree shot looks dark and mysterious, as if little other worldly creatures are lurking all around. Very cool!

Also, I like your Peter Pan reference. When my sister and I were little, she used to stand by the window each night, praying to Peter Pan to come and teach her to fly.

Pagan Sphinx said...

The photo is magical, Harriet. And thank you for the Joni Mitchell quote I love that song. I may post that to my jukebox one of these days. ;-)

Sara Chapman in Seattle said...

Beatiful shadows, and what appear to be cherries or something on the ground add a sweetness. Thanks for a great meme!

brownstudies said...

I searched my hard drive for an appropriate photo and came up with my entry. The shadow is small, but its there!

Paz said...

Impressive shadow shot, indeed!

Paz

amy said...

If new farm partk is filled with trees that look like that, it must be beautiful. Excellent shadow shot.

Christine said...

I love this shadow shot. So deep and rich and mysterious.
I posted my shadow shot at 1:00 this morning and just now remembered to link here. Sorry about that!

Mary-Laure said...

I really like the b&w shots, they are so little explicit and mysterious...

Stacey said...

beautifully mysterious! I love your shadow Sundays!!

me ann my camera said...

A lovely shot; at first I wondered if those little shapes at the root's base were pixies. Thank you for Shadow Shot Sunday, it is a delightful meme!

Any Occasion Boutique said...

Great photos! I especially enjoyed yours. What an amazing pic. There are some large trees in Southern California, especially at Balboa Park, but HOLY MOLY the base on this sucker is gigantic!

Magical Moments with Me and Mine said...

Thanks so much for your comment, its great being here, it certainly gets you looking at things a little differently, I haven't taken much notice of shadows until I saw this.
Cheers

please sir said...

Another wonderful series...the black and whites really bring out the textures.

picciolo said...

great pics this week, especially your tree, I love it!
: )

Bec said...

Wow, I really love your SS this week. It has so much mood. You're a very talented photographer :)