Sunday, December 21, 2008

Shadow Shot Sunday #31

Howdy! Today marks my 100th post! Ok, it took me almost a whole year to publish 100 posts, and with so many wonderfully prolific bloggers out there it’s not a huge achievement by comparison, but it made me happy to reach that number. Another thing making me happy right now is that I’m on holidays from work for a few weeks. Yippee! Due to this, for the next two or three weeks I’ll be having a bit of a bloggy break, but will still continue the Shadow Shot Sunday posts during this time. I expect things may be a little quieter on the shadow front this time of the year but anyone still around and wishing to join in, please do, as SSS will still happen each Sunday as usual. Also I’d just like to mention that if you add your shadow shot link to Mr Linky after Tuesday Australian time, there is a good chance that it will be too late to be included in a collage. Creating the collages and the links that accompany them does take me quite some time to do, and I do them whenever I have the spare time to. That spare time is often earlier in the week. With the time zone differences I’ve always been flexible with the times to post and link your shots, and that will not change, but if you’re keen to have your shot included in a collage I thought I’d mention for future reference that Tuesday will be the collage cut-off day. I’ll include this info and anything else relevant I can think of somewhere else on the blog with a link to it each week so any new participants in the future can simply click for the details. Better than boring you all senseless here with repeating the same waffle each week!

The four Shadow Gallery collages this week feature one photo from each participant from last Sunday. If you’d like to participate in SSS, it's easy peasy! Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), then add your link to Mr Linky at the bottom of this post, and visit other players. Have fun!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1. RosebudCollection 2. Lisa'sRetroStyle 3. ThePaganSphinx 4. MolokaiGirl 5. LongIslandDailyPhoto 6. JillRuth&Co 7. Richie 8. HotFudge 9. RamblingWoods


The Shooters:
1. Murrieta365 2. AnnetteHanigan 3. GiddyJax 4. Olga 5. WishIWereBaking 6. SweetRepose 7. AboutNewYork 8. LaVieEstBelle 9. ArtSquadGraphics


The Shooters:
1. GreyscaleTerritory 2. Paz'sNewYorkMinute 3. Le-Shaker 4. WaysISeeTheWorld 5. FCP 6. Mamapippa 7. Babylonezoo 8. AerialArmadillo 9. TheSmallThings


The Shooters:
1. HighDesertDiva 2. AlmostThere 3. GalleryJuana 4. AllThingsAlissa 5. SummerKitchenGirls 6. KittyBooBoo 7. Lucy'sLogic 8. PP-Designs 9. RandomThoughts

Here's my Shadow Shot(s) Sunday #31



These shots are taken of my newly acquired vintage Argus seventy-five camera that I recently won from the awesome Claire of the Naked Lady in Bloom blog. Isn’t it great? These cameras are perfect for the TtV (Through the Viewfinder) technique and I’m so looking forward to having some fun experimenting with it! Claire also very kindly constructed a nifty lens tube contraption for me. Thanks ever so much Claire!

Last weekend we had our first BrisStyle team market and it was a fantastic day. It was a great success and the event I believe exceeded all of our expectations. My BrisStyle blogging buddy Bec has done a spectacular post about the market over on the BrisStyle blog so head on over to check it out. It’s an informative and super fun read with lots of photos! The post also includes a bunch of links to other fab blogs that posted about the event. I was also going to do a post about the market but with everything so perfectly covered by Bec and many others, I’m now taking the easy option instead by typing click here!

Well, have a wonderful week ahead everybody and I hope you all enjoy your Christmas celebrations in the company of those you love, and surrounded with fabulous food. It’s funny to imagine so many people will be experiencing a white Christmas (or at least a very cold one!) while we here in Australia will be sweltering in the humidity of our scorching summer! Whatever the temperatures may be, enjoy and stay safe. xo

Happy Sunday & Merry Christmas!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. La Vie Est Belle
2. High Desert Diva
3. Bobbie-2
4. Sweet Repose
5. Hot Fudge
6. Gemma
7. Jan
8. ctmott
9. The Small Things
10. Paz's New York Minute
11. Twinkle Star Art
12. BABYLONEZOO (France)
13. EmBelISH
14. Pagan Sphhinx
15. Alissa
16. The Summer Kitchen Girls
17. Lisa's RetroStyle
18. Richie
19. Mamapippa - Belgium
20. Sherrie
21. Dianne
22. Barbara
23. Olga aka orchidgirl1979
24. ppdesigns
25. Lucy
26. Terri - teelgee
27. Molokai Girl
28. Sara Chapman in Seattle
29. Kitty Boo Boo

Learn more about Shadow Shot Sunday here.

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47 comments:

Sweet Repose said...

What an awesome camera, I'm still getting the hang of a digital, so going backwards for me would be too much of a strain for this blond brain to fathom...have a wonderful, restful week and fabu holiday!

sharon

Scooter and Jinx said...

I've been following and enjoying your shadows for ages and I'm expecting santa to bring me a new camera for Christmas so that I can finally join in!

A very merry Christmas to you.

High Desert Diva said...

I'm having a bit of Argus envy here...

Rosebud Collection said...

What great shots..I like that camera.
Have a wonderful Christmas Tracy..
Wishing all the best to you and yours
for the New Year..

We are getting snow and tomorrow is suppose to be a bad storm..Not liking this kind of weather. Would rather Santa hitchhiked, instead of using his sled. Oh, I shouldn't be so grouchy..forgive me.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Cool shots! all of them.

Enrich shadows compare to me :-( I have to chase them for tomorrow's post.

I will revert when I post mine.

Hugs!

bobbie said...

Very cool photos. Very cool camera!

Thanks for your comments on mine. I don't think I'll be doing many comments today. Sick, sick, sick. So many people are just now. Probably the crazy weather.

amy said...

hi Harriett! thanks for visiting my blog... and i hope you have a fantastic time off! i love that camera of your!

Hot Fudge said...

Love your new camera - it makes me regret all those early cameras from the Sixties which I ditched.

Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your break!

Greyscale Territory said...

Your new camera looks quite a professional piece! O wow!

After the end of school year plus moving house, I am about to collapse into school holidays too! I am not sure how I will post in this time! Probably scatttered, but I will definitely be keeping up with the shadows around for Sunday posting!

Enjoy your time out!

And a very happy Christmas!

Sandra Evertson said...

Fabulous photos and cool camera! Season's Greetings!
Sandra Evertson

Paz said...

CONGRATS on your 100th post! Awesome!

Love your new camera and your shadow shot. Very, very cool!

Glad to read that your BrisStyle market day was very successful. Yay! With you participating in it, I'm not surprised. ;-)

Have a wonderful week and thanks for putting a wonderful roundup of shadow shots together.

Merry Christmas!

Paz xoxoxo

Twinkle Star Art said...

I don't think I would like to meet Gallery Juana's cat. Those teeth look really sharp!

The old argus 75 hey! I have absolutely no idea about vintage cameras other than it looks kind-a old to me ;) Great shadow shots!

Hope you enjoy your holidays and have a fabulous christmas & new year.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! The galleries are so gorgeous!

Enjoy the holidays and your time off.

Peace,
Pagan

Alissa Nicolau said...

So happy that you won the totally awesome Argus! Can't wait to see some of your new photos. You'll have to fill me in on the play by play of how cool it is.

Merry Christmas from chilly NY.
Alissa

EmBelISH said...

Happy 100th post T :-)
have a great christmas.
That new camera looks very cool
x
Em

Elizabeth said...

I can't wait to see what you do with your Argus 75! (I'm trying to learn from everyone out there doing TTV!) I just got a Kodak Duaflex and have been trying out TTV for the first time. It's tricky, but such fun...

Lisa B. said...

I LOVE your new vintage camera! So cool looking...and great in the shadows!! I especially like the 2nd one! I can't wait to see the photos you shoot thru it.

3 weeks off...lucky goose!!

Chrisy said...

hey harriet thanks for sharin! hope you have a great christmas!

Ali said...

Wow! So many great shots in the SS collages.
And I love your shots this week - you won that camera??! How excellently generous! I love it! I'd love to see some of the shots you create with it.
Happy snapping ;)

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Can't wait to see what shots you come up with using the camera!
Love the second shadow!
Merry Christmas to you!!

XUE said...

You won a camera?!!! I don't think I've ever won anything! Happy 100th post!

Janis said...

OMG -- the first collage leaves me awestruck. You did a perfect job of creating an eclectic piece that warms the Christmas spirit. BEAUTIFUL! Every one of them takes my breath away but that one . . . !!!

Congrats on your 100th post!

M.Kate said...

Firstly, Congrats on the 100th posts :D Now that is one cool camera..I was wondering what was it, thought it looked like a toy petrol pump haha!! and to win it, you lucky bunny!! I always have fun looking at all the collages everytime, I know its hard work..but someone's got to do it ;p
oh yes...the shadow shots are fantastic. The second shot reminded me of your dumpster SSS but I am sure you didnt put it there. Yep, the show was awesome..and I was bogeying during the last 3 songs :D Have a Merry and blessed Christmas T, much love M

Elizabeth said...

Love your new camera - and its super pictures.
Enjoy your vacation/holidays.
I'm afraid I'm not Shadowshotting this w/e but will try to visit Shadowshot chums.
MERRY CHRISTMAS
and love from New York.

splummer said...

Hi!
My shadow shot is posted. Love all those striped shadows, very nice! Have a safe and holiday season!

Sherrie

Dianne said...

That camera is awesome!! I'm not sure I would know where to begin to figure it out :)

Have a fantastic time off!! I hope you have lots of wonderful things planned for you and your cameras

luvmyboys said...

Great camera and great pics! Congratulations on your 100th post!

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

picciolo said...

enjoy your break congrats on 100 posts!
: )

lucy said...

Congratulations on the 100th post. Temp today...19 degrees F with a wind chill below zero! And I was out in it to get just the right shadow shot! What we will do for our 'art'.

Terri said...

What a great camera! And your shots are terrific too.

I dug through shots from a couple weeks ago when we had sun for some shadows. Next I'll explore shadows of the night or some such.

Happy Solstice!

Sara Chapman in Seattle said...

Hi Tracy (although I am sure you answer to Harriet also!), another couple of great shadow shots and terrific collages. I think the black and white one of the camera is perfect and so expresses the time. With shadows, of course! Lovely.

Paula Scott said...

What a SUPER cool thing to be gifted with! I know you will have a blast with the new acquisitions.
Thanks for hosting the SSS and I look forward to many more SSS's in the future.
Have a Blessed Holiday!

Sarah McBride said...

Love the shadow shot and love that camera!
I think with every passing week the shadow shots are getting better and better!

Bobbi said...

I am soooooo missing my shadow shots friends! Hybernation is almost over (although I may have a hard time coming out!) it's been very nice. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Sandra Ree said...

Hey T, love the camera and congratulations on your 100th post. Wishing you a very Merry, Merry Christmas...miss you. xo

Mary-Laure said...

Happy 100th!
I just love your new old camera...

Gallery Juana said...

Congratulations on the camera win! I am going to rummage through my father's bag of vintage cameras and bring back one. I want to try this Ttv technique.

I didn't do the shadow shot this sunday but will enjoy looking at everyone's shots.

Have a wonderful holiday.

please sir said...

So pretty - love all the christmas related photos. happy holidays!

Victoria said...

Yippee! I can't wait to see what you do with your Argus!!
Congrats on reaching 100 posts and Happy Holidays! xo

Gina said...

Wonderful display of shadows T, I've certainly been having withdrawals..hoping to get back to it in the new year! ..and congrats on your 100 posts!!
Wishing you a wonderful and safe Christmas!!! Gx

Kitty Boo Boo said...

Just gorgeous work with the collages Trace, love the new camera too, I think I would be besotted for sure, what an excellent christmas bonus!

High Desert Diva said...

Merry, merry Christmas!!!

Fog and Thistle said...

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday!

Katie said...

Congrats on 100 posts! Your new camera looks really cool. Happy Holidays :)

Claire, said...

Oh Tracy, you are too sweet, I'm so happy you like it! I've been meaning to email you and will! I've missed 4 SSS in a row. I'm still taking my shadow shots, just haven't found time to post much lately. Can't wait to see what images you capture TtV of your new toy. Much love! Your friend, Claire

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

I do have to get my act together, I have a fun shot of a cordyline shadow reflected in the pool.
Hope you're having a wonderful holiday break!

amy said...

I love your vintage camera. Great shadow shot. I love all the circle shadows.