Sunday, November 29, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday #80

Howdy! The Shadow Gallery collages feature a selection of photos from participants from last Sunday. If you’d like to join in SSS, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), then add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click here for further info before submitting links. Thanks heaps and I hope you enjoy all the shadows!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1. Ralph 2. Dorte 3. SaraChapman 4. maryt-theteach 5. Paz'sNewYorkMinute 6. Anne 7. rsully2sphotography 8. Pam 9. Jen


The Shooters:
1. Katie 2. LongIslandDailyPhoto 3. MayaM 4. DianeAZ 5. Sam 6. Alexa 7. Gabbi 8. John 9. TwinkleStarArt


The Shooters:
1. Clorivak 2. Chie 3. SarahWallis 4. Maia 5. Lene 6. Gunsside 7. Jeff 8. Aubrey 9. Janie

Here's my Shadow Shot(s) Sunday #80


This photo was taken at the beautiful Roma Street Parklands a few months ago during the last days of our winter season. I held off posting it until now so that I include it with a more recent view of the big pots...


This is how they currently appear in the last days of spring.

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. Sweet Repose
2. Happily Retired Gal
3. Small Reflections
4. Quiltworks, MA, USA
5. BABYLONEZOO
6. High Desert Diva
7. Catherine, Mexico City
8. Tom Hilton
9. robin-one still frame
10. Ralph
11. Deb (Stoney Moss)
12. Jane (Scrappy-Gram)
13. Patti V.
14. Diane AZ
15. Gerald (Ackworth born)
16. Molokai Girl
17. Sylvia K WA USA
18. BLOGitse
19. The Summer Kitchen Girls
20. Bobbie
21. Freda @ day one
22. Maelka, Finland
23. Generik
24. Jonny Hamachi
25. Hot Fudge
26. Martha Z
27. foto CHIP
28. carolynUSA
29. Margaret Gosden, USA
30. Sam
31. Anne
32. Beverley Baird
33. Gemma, Australia
34. Dan Kent
35. Just Like Martha
36. Terri - teelgee
37. Magical Mystical Teacher
38. Debbie (Shagrat's Attic) UK
39. christina sweden
40. Moe Lauher SC - USA
41. Paz's New York Minute
42. Quasi Serendipita
43. foto CHIP
44. Faith Hope...
45. Icy BC
46. Vicki
47. Mona Sweden
48. Long Island Daily Photo,USA
49. Junie
50. alexa, ny, usa
51. Square Peg Guy
52. Lisa's RetroStyle
53. Everything
54. Kacy~allhorsestuff
55. Pam FL USA
56. wanderlust
57. Dorte
58. Twinkle Star Art
59. mount kisco daily photo
60. B : )
61. Elizabeth
62. Rachel
63. pat
64. Chie
65. the evolution of nancy
66. JazzBumpa
67. rsully2sphotography
68. hapzydeco
69. Maria Berg, Sweden
70. maryt/theteach
71. Melinda Owens
72. Ladyhightower's Meme Castle
73. Eye of the Beholder
74. Nikotiina, Finland
75. ramblingwoods
76. Rinkly Rimes Australia
77. {S.T.U.F.F.}
78. toby
79. Gabbi
80. Carly's Photography

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday #79

Howdy! The Shadow Gallery collages feature a selection of photos from participants from last Sunday. If you’d like to join in SSS, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), then add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click here for further info before submitting links. Thanks heaps and I hope you enjoy all the shadows!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1. Pacey 2. Jazzbumpa 3. SylviaK 4. Paula 5. Carolyn 6. SweetRepose 7. SummerKitchenGirls 8. BLOGitse 9. SquarePegGuy


The Shooters:
1. TomHilton 2. Lisa'sRetroStyle 3. Toby 4. Jabblog 5. Martha(Menegarie) 6. Marcia 7. HotFudge 8. Jane 9. Carin


The Shooters:
1. MountKiscoDailyPhoto 2. Katie 3. EyeOfTheBeholder 4. UlrikaK 5. Generik 6. MargaretGosden 7. JoeTodd 8. Chrome3d 9. Bobbie

Here's my Shadow Shot(s) Sunday #79




Some shadowy buildings in South Brisbane. It’s been quite challenging being out and about this week with the scorching weather Australia has been experiencing. On Tuesday it was so hot in Brissy that the train tracks were buckling from the heat! I think it reached about 35º Celsius but compared to other states that wasn’t a big deal. Parts of South Australia hit a whopping 46º Celsius (which equals 114.8º Fahrenheit). Ouch! Crazy hot weather is normal for Australia but what is unusual is the timing because it is only spring. We’re still a couple of weeks off from entering our summer season. I feel sorry for that jolly big guy who wears a thick red suit in December. Santa better pack a pair of shorts for his delivery run down under. We don't want him collapsing on a roof somewhere from heat exhaustion only mid-way through his deliveries!

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. Sweet Repose
2. Quiltworks, MA, USA
3. High Desert Diva
4. Pacey
5. Chie
6. robin-one still frame
7. Bobbie
8. Shannon
9. Sylvia K WA USA
10. BABYLONEZOO
11. Molokai Girl
12. Ralph
13. ramblingwoods-ny-us
14. Catherine, Mexico City
15. Freda @ day one (Canada)
16. Crafty Green poet
17. Patti V.
18. Sam
19. jabblog uk
20. Beverley Baird
21. Terri - teelgee
22. Martha Z
23. Hot Fudge
24. Janie of Utah
25. Margaret Gosden, USA
26. Twinkle Star Art
27. Rinkly Rimes Australia
28. Maya, Australia
29. Thorgun, Sweden
30. christina sweden
31. Jacqui - Scotland
32. Maia
33. foto CHIP
34. Just Like Martha
35. Faith Hope...
36. Gunsside - Norway
37. Everything
38. Dimple ID USA
39. toby
40. Jonny Hamachi
41. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
42. Pam, Florida
43. Kacy~allhorsestuff
44. Sarah Wallis
45. maryt/theteach
46. Cathy~Ohio~USA
47. mount kisco daily photo, usa
48. pat
49. Jen
50. Magical Mystical Teacher
51. Deb (Stoney Moss)
52. Carly's Photography
53. Paz's New York Minute
54. Mona Sweden
55. mountain mama
56. Long Island Daily Photo,USA
57. alexa in nyc, usa
58. Carin
59. John - Korea
60. wanderlust
61. Maelka Finland
62. Dorte
63. Lene
64. Anne
65. jeff.
66. Katie
67. Diane AZ
68. Gypsy Lala
69. Jane (Scrappy-Gram)
70. Singapore plants lover
71. www.prettyfirefly.com
72. Junie Rose
73. Junie
74. rsully2sphotography
75. JazzBumpa
76. Square Peg Guy
77. Carpe Diem Sweden
78. Vicki
79. Eye of the Beholder
80. Icy BC
81. Ulrika K, Sweden
82. Aubrey (My Camera's Eye)
83. {S.T.U.F.F.}
84. Maria Berg, Sweden
85. Ginger~Wilmington, NC
86. Eye of the Beholder
87. B : )
88. Melinda Owens
89. Clorivak
90. beauty- sandiego
91. Gabbi

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday #78

Howdy! The Shadow Gallery collages feature a selection of photos from participants from last Sunday. If you’d like to join in SSS, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), then add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click here for further info before submitting links. Thanks heaps and I hope you enjoy all the shadows!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1. Whizkid 2. CatherineBardrick 3. LindaM 4. DiahnOtt 5. DanKent 6. MolokaiGirl 7. Icy 8. MariaBerg 9. Terri


The Shooters:
1. Cathy 2. TwoBarkingDogs 3. Freegal1000 4. Jacqui 5. Patti.V. 6. Wanderlust 7. MagicalMysticalTeacher 8. MonikaRose 9. EmBelISH


The Shooters:
1. Paz'sNewYorkMinute 2. Pat 3. Robin 4. Quiltworks 5. fotoCHIP 6. Tomas-Lopec 7. Gabbi 8. Elizabeth 9. JonnyHamachi

Here's my Shadow Shot(s) Sunday #78


A shadow I spotted decorating the side of a building in West End


There was just enough sun streaming through the clouds to cast a row of pretty palm tree shadows. This is a photo taken of Newstead Park which is the location of Brisbane's oldest surviving residence, the historic Newstead House. As per usual I was so caught up with seeking shadows that I didn't think to take a photo of the grand old house. If remotely interested in seeing Newtead House, you can click HERE for a virtual tour.

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. Sweet Repose
2. Gerald (Ackworth born)
3. Nadine, Bulgaria
4. Pacey
5. High Desert Diva
6. robin-one still frame
7. Ellie,NC
8. Crafty Green poet
9. Vicki
10. Jane (Scrappy-Gram)
11. Tom Hilton
12. molokai girl
13. Sylvia K WA USA
14. Quiltworks, MA, USA
15. Ralph
16. Chie
17. Paula - Pensacola
18. BABYLONEZOO
19. Bobbie
20. Whizkid
21. christina sweden
22. Carletta
23. chrome3d, Finland
24. Generik
25. The Summer Kitchen Girls
26. Martha Z
27. Thorgun, Sweden
28. Marcela
29. Hot Fudge
30. Gemma, Australia
31. Rinkly Rimes Australia
32. Jacqui - Scotland
33. Carin
34. Bev Baird
35. Jonny Hamachi
36. toby
37. jabblog uk
38. Sam
39. maryt/theteach
40. Just Like Martha
41. Lisa's RetroStyle
42. Terri - teelgee
43. foto CHIP (Sweden)
44. Maria Berg, Sweden
45. Magical Mystical Teacher
46. Everything
47. Icy-Reach Beyond Limits
48. Margaret Gosden, USA
49. Jen
50. hapzydeco
51. Catherine Bardrick
52. Paz's New York Minute
53. pat
54. Martha (Menagerie)
55. Square Peg Guy
56. 2FramesPerSecond
57. Mona Sweden
58. Long Island Daily Photo,USA
59. carolynUSA
60. John d'Sailor
61. Anne
62. BLOGitse
63. wanderlust
64. Joe Todd USA
65. mount kisco daily photo
66. MonikaRose
67. Ginger~Wilmington, NC
68. Cathy~Ohio~USA
69. Katie
70. Carpe Diem Sweden
71. rsully2sphotography
72. Patti V.
73. jazzbumpa
74. Ulrika K, Sweden
75. Melinda Owens
76. Pagan Sphinx,USA
77. hejoko
78. Happily Retired Gal
79. Eye of the Beholder
80. Ladyhightower
81. Kenobiitti - Finland
82. alexa, ny, usa
83. Dimple ID USA
84. Sarah Wallis
85. Aubrey (My Camera's Eye)
86. Carly's Photography

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday #77

Howdy! The Shadow Gallery collages feature a selection of photos from participants from last Sunday. If you’d like to join in SSS, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), then add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click here for further info before submitting links. Thanks heaps and I hope you enjoy all the shadows!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1. Jen 2. maryt-theteach 3. MelindaOwens 4. Gemma 5. Dimple 6. JustB 7. Ralph 8. DianeAZ 9. CraftyGreenPoet


The Shooters:
1. rsully2sphotography 2. Vicki 3. SaraChapman 4. Chie 5. BevBaird 6. HighDesertDiva 7. LongIslandDailyPhoto 8. Anne 9. Kenobiitti


The Shooters:
1. SarahWallis 2. Joops 3. Clorivak 4. Sam 5. Thorgun 6. Carletta 7. Ladyhightower 8. PaganSphinx 9. Aubrey

Here's my Shadow Shot Sunday #77


I took my shadow shot earlier this week while watching a film at the Gallery of Modern Art. The short film, A Begger Woman (Lagos) is a performance art piece by Korean born, New York based artist Kim Sooja.

"In the isolation of her artwork, Kim seeks out a generalized correspondence with the world, but on her own terms and from her own experience. Her allegories are successful because they originate, despite seeming otherwise, from a highly individuated sense of purpose. In a way, Kim's anonymity is a subterfuge, a manner of relating a sense of self whose boundaries are so extended as to do away with the notions of limit entirely. The odd thing about Kim's isolation is that it in fact completely engages with her audience; just as she offers solitude as a way of emphasizing universal implications, so she underscores her autonomy as a way of proceeding toward a wide involvement with others. Indeed, her lonely actions appear to call for help; in the video A Beggar Woman, done in Lagos in 2001, she sits crosslegged, her palm extended for alms. Someone gives her some change, and the muteness of the scene intensifies the artist's vulnerability. We read the interaction as evidence of need everywhere; in her dramatization of want, Kim reduces herself, and us as well, to an egoless composite of desires, an enactment of utter poverty." ~ [excerpt from Conditions of Anonymity: The Performance Art of Kim Sooja by Jonathan Goodman]

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. Sweet Repose
2. High Desert Diva
3. robin-one still frame
4. Thorgun, Sweden
5. Tom Hilton
6. Molokai Girl
7. Quiltworks, MA, USA
8. Ralph
9. Nadine, Bulgaria
10. BLOGitse
11. Sylvia K WA USA
12. Ellie,NC
13. BABYLONEZOO
14. ramblingwoods
15. SacredRuminations
16. Bev Baird
17. PrettyFireFly
18. Dimple
19. Whizkid
20. Bobbie
21. Jonny Hamachi
22. Gerald (Ackworth born)
23. Generik
24. Terri - teelgee
25. Sara Chapman in Seattle
26. Gemma, Australia
27. Rinkly Rimes Australia
28. ctmott
29. Martha Z
30. Just Like Martha
31. Hot Fudge
32. Jen
33. EmBelISH
34. Small Reflections
35. Faith Hope...
36. Desert Colors
37. maryt/theteach
38. Jacqui - Scotland
39. Patti V.
40. Kacy~allhorsestuff
41. Deb (Stoney Moss)
42. Marcela
43. christina sweden
44. Chie
45. Moe Lauher - Sc, USA
46. Cathy~Ohio
47. MonikaRose
48. Diahn Ott
49. Paz's New York Minute
50. foto CHIP Sweden
51. Magical Mystical Teacher
52. Margaret Gosden, USA
53. Dan Kent
54. pat
55. Everything
56. the evolution of nancy
57. Square Peg Guy
58. Mona Sweden
59. Catherine Bardrick
60. Emma
61. Long Island Daily Photo
62. alexa, ny, usa
63. Carpe Diem Sweden
64. toby
65. Clorivak
66. John d'Sailor
67. Maria Berg, Sweden
68. Sam
69. wanderlust
70. Anne
71. freegal1000 @ MOO
72. Gabbi
73. Sarah Wallis
74. Elizabeth
75. Joe Todd USA
76. Ginger~Wilmington, NC
77. Teneale
78. Joy...Uncanny Festoon
79. Jane (Scrappy-Gram)
80. JazzBumpa
81. Linda M
82. hapzydeco
83. Joanna in Victoria
84. rsully2sphotography
85. Icy-Reach Beyond Limits
86. Kenobiitti - Finland
87. Two Barking Dogs
88. Ricepatty
89. Noypee
90. Melinda Owens
91. The Cunning Runt
92. Tomas | lopec

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday #76

Howdy! The Shadow Gallery collages feature a selection of photos from participants from last Sunday. If you’d like to join in SSS, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), then add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click here for further info before submitting links. Thanks heaps and I hope you enjoy all the shadows!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1. Terri 2. Jane 3. JunieRose 4. Rimkogeren 5. babylonezoo 6. BLOGitse 7. BrandiB 8. Freda 9. EllieNC


The Shooters:
1. SweetRepose 2. RinklyRimes 3. SummerKitchenGirls 4. SquarePegGuy 5. SylviaK 6. SacredRuminations 7. MargaretGosden 8. Rita 9. ctmott


The Shooters:
1. Marcela 2. Martha-Menagerie 3. TomHilton 4. Bobbie 5. Sailor 6. Shraddha 7. Toby 8. Generik 9. Gerard(AckworthBorn)

Here's my Shadow Shot Sunday #76

A Halloween inspired shadow shot this week.


With a bit of a red tint added for a spookier effect. Boo!


This decorative architectural little devil was found on a building in the city. It's one of the small number of older buildings that hasn't been bulldozed and replaced with a gigantic ultra-modern monstrosity. Yet...

Now moving off the topic of monstrosity to generosity! The local arty crafty folk of this town known as BrisStyle are currently running a fun competition. BrisStyle wants you, yes YOU, to help pick a favourite design to have printed on a limited edition run of BrisStyle Market Tote bags. By clicking HERE and voting for your favourite of the four lovely designs submitted, you'll automatically go into the draw to win one of the fabulous bags as soon as they've been printed. So please go show some love for the artists and vote.

This is the design I voted for. A difficult choice as all entries appealed to me but there was something about this particular design that just totally had me hooked. I love it! It's by the very talented artist Sally Flynn.


"After completing a bachelor in contemporary arts (honours)I have continued to practice and experiment with printmaking, painting and drawing. Im trying to introduce environmentally friendly concepts into my studio as I believe art is a powerful inspiration, especially when its made with integrity. My work is typically abstract with more than a sprinkle of symbolism." ~ bio from Sally's Flight Industries Etsy shop

It's the first of November today and I can't believe it's almost the end of the year. Being November I thought of the pretty song by Sarah Blasko called Sweet November & wanted to share it here. I went searching youtube for it & then found her wonderful cover of Xanadu so I've posted that one instead:


I told a tiny fib. I didn't post Xanadu instead of Sweet November after all. I really like Sarah Blasko so a double dose can only be a good thing. I'm not sure if Sarah Blasko is very well known outside of Australia, but if you've not heard her then have a listen because she has an amazingly sweet and lovely voice. Truly.


In hindsight I probably should have included some scary death metal music to fit the theme of my spooky shadows. That musical genre isn't really my cup of tea I'm afraid. And hindsight is way overrated anyway.

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. Sweet Repose
2. Catherine Bardrick
3. Ralph
4. Ellie,NC
5. Nadine, Bulgaria
6. Quiltworks, MA, USA
7. robin-one still frame
8. Molokai Girl
9. Vicki
10. Pacey
11. Tom Hilton
12. Terri - teelgee
13. prettyfirefly
14. Generik
15. Bobbie
16. Whizkid
17. Carletta
18. Crafty Green poet
19. Moe Lauher SC - USA
20. Gerald (Ackworth born)
21. Jane (Scrappy-Gram)
22. Sylvia K WA USA
23. Jen
24. the evolution of nancy
25. Bev Baird
26. BABYLONEZOO
27. Carin
28. Martha Z
29. marcela
30. Dimple
31. Rinkly Rimes Australia
32. Hot Fudge
33. Gemma, Australia
34. Diane AZ
35. Faith Hope...
36. Just Like Martha
37. ctmott
38. Margaret Gosden, USA
39. Everything
40. toby
41. Sam
42. Sara Chapman in Seattle
43. Thorgun, Sweden
44. High Desert Diva
45. Sacred Ruminations
46. Pam Florida
47. BLOGitse
48. Jazzbumpa
49. Rita-Cashjocky USA
50. Magical Mystical Teacher
51. alexa, ny, usa
52. Married to Singaporean
53. EmBelISH
54. Anne
55. Two Barking Dogs
56. Lugubrious Drollery-David C.
57. Carpe Diem Sweden
58. Sarah Wallis
59. B : )
60. Patti V.
61. Ricepatty
62. Pagan Sphinx USA
63. shraddha
64. maryt/theteach
65. Maria Berg, Sweden
66. Paz's New York Minute
67. Ladyhightower
68. Joy, Uncanny Festoon
69. Kenobiitti - Finland
70. Aino
71. Kathleen
72. Long Island Daily Photo
73. Gayle in Alaska
74. Square Peg Guy
75. Diahn Ott
76. chrisina, Sweden
77. rsully2sphotography
78. carolynUSA
79. Jonny Hamachi
80. Melinda Owens
81. Carly's Photography
82. Aubrey (My Camera's Eye)
83. Mona, Sweden

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