Sunday, May 16, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #104

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. fotoCHIP 2. Toby 3. Jane-ScrappyGram 4. Jazzbumpa 5. Cat 6. Sam-NZ 7. Wanderlust 8. LeeMills 9. SummerKitchenGirls


The Shooters:
1. FaithHope... 2. Tinkerbell'sTreehouse 3. Anne 4. Joanna 5. Rose 6. EGWow 7. Tina'sPhotoblog 8. MagicalMysticalTeacher 9. Quiltworks


The Shooters:
1. LakeNorman 2. Ramblingwoods 3. Clytie 4. Beth 5. Vicki-IN 6. Sheri 7. Gerald-Ackworthborn 8. Gena 9. HeartOfAWizardress

Here's my Shadow Shot(s) Sunday #104

An autumnal shadow shooting spree in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens this week. Not to be confused with the other Brisbane Botanic Gardens located a short 7km away in Mt Cooth-tha. The reason for the gardens being established at Mt Coot-tha was due to eight major floods sweeping through the city gardens between 1870 and 1974. So the flood-free site of Mt Coot-tha was decided upon by Brisbane City Council for a second Brisbane Botanic Garden site and it officially opened in 1976. To my knowledge the original Botanic Gardens haven't experienced flooding since the opening of the second Botanic Gardens. So we are now very lucky to have two major botanical garden attractions within such close proximity to each other.






We're nearing the end of autumn in Australia, and the cooler weather is just starting to kick in here in Brisbane. While it's been brisk in the early mornings and evenings this past week the days have been perfect. There's something really magical about autumn sunshine! And we've had sunshine a plenty. Yay!

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. Sweet Repose
2. Magical Mystical Teacher
3. Ralph
4. Quiltworks - Ma - USA
5. High Desert Diva
6. Martha Z
7. Dina, Jerusalem
8. robin-one still frame
9. Shannara
10. Coffeedoff UK
11. Tom Hilton
12. ldh
13. SYLVIA WA USA
14. Eden, Australia
15. dianne
16. Anne
17. Summer Kitchen Girls
18. Patti V.
19. Molokai Girl
20. Bobbie
21. Bev Baird
22. Catherine, Mexico City
23. Maggie B
24. BLOGitse
25. anka@HappyHangAround
26. Vicki - IN, USA
27. HotFudge
28. Desert Colors
29. Generik
30. Rajesh, India
31. ctmott
32. Quasi Serendipita
33. Manang Kim~USA
34. Carin
35. Margaret Gosden USA
36. Carly's Photography
37. Woody
38. EG Wow, Canada
39. Kylie@ChasingPurpleDreams
40. Maria Berg, Sweden
41. Gemma@Greyscale, AUS
42. toby
43. CHIE
44. Hyde Daily Photo
45. Canadian GardenJoy
46. Sallie (FullTime-Life)
47. spunkee
48. Sarah Wallis
49. maryt/theteach
50. Pagan Sphinx- MA, USA
51. Photos By Cai - Swe/Aus
52. Sam
53. Sam
54. Heart of a Wizardess
55. AngelaNZ
56. John
57. MonikaRose Crochets
58. Angie, West Australia
59. Rose
60. Long Island Daily Photo
61. Kramer, TX
62. Freda Mans
63. Judy Sheldon-Walker
64. wanderlust
65. SamNZ
66. Mandy @ BOB & MABEL
67. Tracey @ Knicky Knacks
68. Little Ted Canvas
69. carolynUSA
70. Rinkly Rimes Australia
71. Spadoman
72. tinkerbell's treehouse
73. jabblog uk
74. Lake Norman, NC USA
75. Crafty Gardener, Canada
76. Reach Beyond Limits
77. MOO ~ DC, via NE WI
78. Just B
79. Melissa B.
80. alexa in nyc, usa
81. Jonny Hamachi
82. eye of the beholder
83. Mecon Co
84. Clytie-Random Stuff, USA
85. jazzbumpa
86. Jane (Scrappy-Gram)
87. Sherrie(Indiana)
88. swimming up stream
89. Tinas Photoblog, Sweden
90. Barbara Finwall
91. Hannah - Zukan
92. Missie @ Thirsty
93. Beauty in Utah
94. mississipiartist
95. christina sweden
96. Jacqui, Scotland
97. foto CHIP - Birgitta
98. suzi smith
99. prkl, finland
100. Square Peg Guy
101. Emma@HandmadeAmoeba
102. greatpeople...
103. Junie Rose

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76 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

We're just starting to get some warm weather here. First night I've had the windows open all night...nice.

Ralph said...

What lovely shadows! Brisbane looks so beautiful, the shadows in the City Botanical garden perfect. I am partial to the view upon the harbor, with the shadows of the palm and that artistic sculpture so well defined. It doesn't took like the end of Autumn. Of course, where I live it more cold than warm, more gray than sunny at that time of year,,,

frayedattheedge said...

Gorgeous photos!! Thank you very much for putting me in Mr Linky for the last two weeks ..... and thanks for including me in this week's montage. I'm about to do this week's post with Shadow Shots from our holiday - lots of sunshine!!

Dina said...

Yes, it looks like you have that autumn sharp sunshine needed for sharp shadows. Nice botanical garden scenes. Lucky that the flooding gave up on the original one.

sarayutouched said...

fall shadows are lovely and long as the sun hits things from a different angle. your last photo is my favorite...wonderful textures to it.

enjoy the rest of your weekend tracy and the upcoming week.

Sylvia K said...

Such gorgeous fall shadows, Tracy! I love them all! Hope your weekend is going well! Thanks as always for the fun!

Sylvia

Tom Hilton said...

Nice. The flowers are beautiful, but my favorite of these is the abstract shot at the end.

Dianne said...

I love love love the shadows from the fence and (I guess) some sort of trellis
all those bold lines!!
wonderful

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

What beautiful pictures! Fall is one of my favorite seasons! Although, I am REALLY glad that we are going into summer here!! Love the lily picture - pretty colors & shadows! Have a great week Tracy!

Patti said...

beautiful shots and I totally agree about autumn sunshine ;-)

Today is a beautiful spring day here in Connecticut The sun is shining, the birds are chirping..

I love the shadows from the grape arbor or trellis.

I also love those beautiful pink and white flowers at the botanical garden!

thanks for hosting as always, Tracy.

Paula Scott said...

Early start today! Ahhh...my shadow fix for the week is about to begin! I always look forward to this and it's kinda like Christmas every week.

bobbie said...

Very beautiful shadows this week.

Beverley Baird said...

What a great array of shadows! Love your photos!

Catherine said...

those autumn shots are indeed magical....Greetings from Mexico..

Maggie B said...

Just warming up here in Normandy the garden is beginning to look pretty again and the potager is thriving.
Loved the shot of the water lilies.
~Maggie~

anka said...

I love the lotus shot. The light seems cool, but the shadows are very interesting.
Have a great Sunday!

MyMaracas said...

Spring is just getting warm enough to plant here in Indiana. Love your shots, especially that last one. Great texture and patterns there.

Thanks for including me in the collection this week!

Generik said...

That's quite a collection of beautiful organic shadows! Worth a month of Sundays, I'd say.

As always, thanks again for hosting this!

Diane AZ said...

You sure found some great shadows at the botanic gardens. I find the image with the water lilies particularly captivating.

Sandra Henderson said...

What fun! Great Photos!!! Hey, you live on an island also!?!?? Mine has no bridges to the mainland, stores, mail...
I'll be back to visit again... XO

Rosebud Collection said...

The pictures/shadows are wonderful.
You always get the most interesting shots..Beautiful.
Happy SSS.

Serendipity said...

I love the water lily shadow :)

Carin said...

You are lucky to be having so much sunshine in Autumn! So far Spring in Holland hasn't brought much sun. In fact these two weeks of May holidays have been cold and gloomy! Lucky me I spent 1 week in Gozo and there I enjoyed lots of sunshine and captured some nice shadow shots!

Love your crispy clear shadow shots!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Seems like we are both enjoying changing weather
patterns- as reflected in the many kinds of new leafy shadows to be seen on the walls and streets of NYC.
Your strong shadow shots are cool and lovely - the last one absolutely top notch!

Sarah said...

Lovely shadows in the gardens. I really like the water lilies. Your weather sounds much like ours, the difference being that we are supposed to be moving into summer!
Love last week's shots too. I also saw lots of star wars characters in the street one day-sweeping along as they seem to have to do. Weird!

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

What a great day you had for shadow chasing. I love the lily shadow on and the second shot. Is it an arbour or a fence?

Hot Fudge said...

Well, thanks for solving the mystery of the two Botanic Gardens for me Tracy - I never knew the reason, but I'm glad we have both of them.

Your shots are beautiful and I'm intrigued by your last one with the letters carved in the rock.

Enjoy our beautiful May day, although I see a few clouds outside my window. Still, we need the rain!

toby said...

Autumn has always been my favorite season - enjoy!
Thanks so much for featuring my shadow in your gallery! That's always a big honor. And your shadows are all so interesting, and so different from each other! Great post - have a great week!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Stunning Brisse! Doesn't look like your in autumn.

Have a joyous day.

xoxo

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

I especially like that third shot with the trees - I've put my shadow shot this week on Hyde DP for a change.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Tracy .. it never ceases to amaze me of the opposite seasons thing .. I would love to be in Autumn right now : )
Nahhh ! .. I have to have a bit of summer yet I guess .. but how sweet would that be to see instant Autumn colours here on the trees !
Joy : )

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hi Tracy -- Well, if anyone asked me in a test, I'd know that your seasons were opposite ours (and I'd know why), but nevertheless it still surprises me to see your Autumn shots. All of your shadows are lovely, but I especially love the lacy tree one.

Renee said...

Autumn is a time for beautiful sunshine and shadows and I think the autumn sunrises here are gorgeous at the moment. Your shots are great particularly like the close up one.

maryt/theteach said...

Yes, Autumn sun gives us the BEST shadows, Tracy. Lucky you for a little while longer... :)

Pagan Sphinx said...

Wonderful shots! I love botanical gardens. So wish I could visit this one - right now!!

:-)

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Love your shots, especially the one of the river and the sculpture. Brisbane in Autumn is always lovely.

We are experiencing the same type of weather here.

Kiki said...

Beautiful shots..I love #3 all those magical trees..and the very last one is my fave,..gorgeous and mysterious!! Have a happy-shadowy day! Thanks for hosting such a fun photo blog!
Kiki~

Jane ... said...

Your SShots from the botgardens are great, Tracy! I especially love the hot pink lilies! Tomorrow I hope to go to our botgardens to shoot some shadows--if the rain will stop! Another week of rain...we may have to build a boat here! If I don't enter tomorrow, that's why! Thanks for featuring my deck shot. :)

Sweet Repose said...

I'm with Desert Diva, just opened the windows again last night, been quite chilly here too, as our summer approaches...could ya hurry up a little Ma Nature...though I just ate my first big, juicy, red strawberry this afternoon out of the patch...YUM!

Hope ya had a fun flowery trip at the gardens!

Joops said...

My favorite from your entry is the shadow from the two flowers.

MonikaRose said...

Hello. love ur shadow shots this week..i have yet to see a water lilly...enjoy ur day :)

Woody said...

shadows, shadows, everywhere

Square Peg Guy said...

Botanic Gardens -- the best places on Earth! Thanks for sharing your shots of this one. It looks like you were in the water to shoot those lily pads!

Have a great week!

Lily Hydrangea said...

Amazing gardens Tracy! So glad you got to enjoy lots of sunshine before the cold weather sets in.
Have a great week & thank you so much for hosting this meme.
: )

chubskulit said...

Looks like A Relaxing botanical garden

fredamans said...

Wonderful collection of shadows!

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

I love your shadows. They are so well done. I particularly liked the effect of the shadow of the wine goblet.

wanderlust said...

Very nice, love those bright pink flowers!

wanderlust said...

Very nice, love those bright pink flowers!

Sammy said...

Thanks for using my shadow shot in your gallery this week, it was really cool to have mum call and tell me that it was there. Love the flower!!

Little Ted Canvas said...

love that first picture with the vibrant pink!

Sam said...

Gosh! I never knew you guys had two botanics! How lucky is that! Adore that hot pink water lily and the avenue of figs - even though you're all the way up there it's all still very Aussie - particularly the figs of course!

It's chillin'here in Sydney town - just the way I likes it - great walking weather - I had a stonkingly huge walk today along the Harbour fore shore - I feel like some sort of indestructible athlete now let me tell you!

Hope you had a good restful weekend - re-charging those batteries. I've got to say I'm very much enjoying your other blog - it's very cool you live on an island!

All the best next week - if we just get through the horror of Monday it's all pretty manageable after that!! :0) XOXO's

Greyscale Territory said...

Lovely play of shadows in this garden world! The Brisbane city garden looks as if it reaches right to Brisbane River? It must be a wonderful atmosphere wandering here in any season!

jabblog said...

Glorious shadows in beautiful weather. The trees in your third shot are magnificent - they look very old. How lovely to have two botanic gardens close by - beauty all around.

Tinkerbell's Treehouse said...

I love your Autumnal collection.... this time of year is brilliant for getting great shadow shots!! Your collages are lovely too, and thanks for including my friendly leaf amongst them.
Thanks for sharing so many shadows! :)

Crafty Gardener said...

All our spring blooms are out and the days are getting warmer. You have some lovely shadow photos today.

Icy BC said...

Fantastic shadow pictures, Tracy. The water lilies are gorgeous..

MOO said...

Some day I'm going to make the trip Down Under. Beautiful Shadow Shots!

B : ) said...

Oh my - what wonderful shots!

Melissa B. said...

Are those pink lillies? And are they as aromatic as they are photogenic?? My first time over here...love these Superior Snaps!

Alexa said...

Looks more like spring than autumn there. Love the shadow of the palm tree—so crisp!

sinnlighet said...

Hi,

I just want to tell you that I like your blog, it's incredibly inspiring.

I would also like to leave a footprint after me & Sweden, and will welcome you to my blog.

Agneta

keiren said...

Love all of the garden shadows! That last one my fav! Interesting to learn how the second gardens came to be.

Clytie said...

How wonderful to have two botanical gardens nearby!

Your photos are beautiful - I am most captivated by the river shot - the sculpture there is in shadow, yet still casts a shadow! Wow.

ilovepink said...

I wonderful post. I'll be back as soon as my post is up.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Love your shadows. Mine is posted. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Sherrie's Stuff
http://sherrie-plummer.blogspot.com/2010/05/shadow-shot-sunday.html

tinasphotoblog said...

Great photos and I liked the water lily most! :)

Hannah said...

Beautiful collection! I love the pictures of the lilies and the garden.

A blessed Sunday to everyone. :)

My Shadow Shot Post: The Three Ugly Sisters

Missie said...

Gorgeous! I can't wait till we get some more sunshine and summer weather!

Jacqui said...

what beautiful pictures. I enjoyed seeing your city in such glorious colour.

Suzi Smith said...

Such great photos from folk... love that last one of yours particularly...

Kiki said...

HI again! i just wanted to say a sparkling thankyou for your super lovely comments for me..yay ..wow..truly appreciated! And yay thanks..for my little picture hosted here..you are a star! thankyou for hosting this fun photo blog every week..much appreciation!
Have a gorgeous night!
Kiki~

Emma said...

Whew, just in time at 23:40 UK time :) and number 101 on the list : I like that. Some fantastic shots as ever. I find I'm looking out for interesting shadows to photograph any time it's sunny now!!

M.Kate said...

Love the water lily SSS. Does it means winter is soon? It's been crazy weather here, despite being super hot and humid, it's raining daily...almost like monsoon. Happy week ahead T.

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

That's crazy! They patiently deal with the flooding for 100 years...and then finally when they decide to remedy the situation...poof...no more problem...crazy!

Lots of great SSs. I especially love the water lilies and the tree lined walk.

picciolo said...

That water lily photo is just gorgeous!
: )