Sunday, January 8, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday


I missed posting a shadow shot last week due to all the New Year Hoo-Haa! Here's part of a paperbark tree (or Melaleuca quinquenervia if you want to be all fancy schmancy) and if you squint your eyes just so, you may see that it resembles a face. And if you squint your eyes just that little bit harder you may notice the 'eye' on the left (your left, not the paperbark tree-face left) has a shadow below it that looks like a bruise. As if the paperbark tree-face has a black eye. I didn't punch paperbark tree-face. I've bumped into countless trees in my lifetime but I've certainly never punched one & I never intend to. That would just be silly.

Oh and you can unsquint your eyes now...

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Happy Sunday! xo

43 comments:

sarayutouched said...

oh tracy...you are so cute. you just made me belly laugh. one of many i hope for today!!! thanks!! happy sss2!!!

Ms. Becky said...

Tracy, you are way cool. and funny. and you find the cleverest shadow shots ever! happy weekend to you.

frayedattheedge said...

I think it looks as if it is sticking its tongue out!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how funny! Just the laugh I needed to start the day, Tracy! And what a clever capture! I love it! An intriguing face was the first thing I thought when I opened your blog! Have a great weekend!!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

The bark looks as if it is a page in a book, thin enough for as many pages as we need, bit strong enough to hold the prose together. a cool tree, with its eyebrow almost giving us a wink. A neat find as always!

Gemma Wiseman said...

So love this fun post! Here you have as all curling up our faces and squinting at a screen! If only I could take a group photo somehow! Love the colour tones in this photo! And the tree does seem to have a face, (a long one) and I think he missed a bit shaving this morning!

Have a great weekend!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Wait, wait! My face is stuck in a permanent squint! :)

A SHADOW THE SIZE OF THE SUN

If I had a shadow the size of the sun,
I’m not sure how fast I’d be able to run,
Or if I could flee from its ravenous jaws,
While keeping away from its razor-sharp claws!


© 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows here and there

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Like your shadowshot :)
http://fotochip.blogspot.com/2012/01/foto-dagbok.html

Catherine said...

yes it is rather a sad face on this tree - interesting shot...

Kelly said...

Well, yes...I can see everything you're saying! Interactive photos are so much fun!!

T... said...

wonderful photo at first I thought it was underwater with the colours until I went on to read about it....

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I see it, I see it, except it is trying to kiss me. No wonder it has black eye, cheeky tree.

Cassie said...

I saw that paperbark tree's black eye right away. Glad you weren't the bully that caused it. he he. Soooo, there was a hoo-haa going on in your neck of the woods on New Years huh? It was pretty quiet here at our place. Happy SSS and New Year too!

Kylie said...

I see it! Thanks for the laugh on my Sunday morning.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Great capture, and like the rest of us I was screwing my face up looking for the face. Found it!

lotusleaf said...

The face seems to be crying! Great shot!

Dianne said...

I love your expressive tree

LV said...

What an interesting tree with most unusual shadows to show.

Paula Scott said...

Saw it without having to squint!! We have a forest of those trees near the house I grew up in on Molokai. We know they are from Australia and I have always been enamored by them.

chubskulit said...

Wow it looks like an eye!

Joan said...

I didn't have to squint at all. I saw it before I read. Nice!

Antonella said...

very funny! I must admit that each time I look at your picture I think I see a white horse gazing ahead lost deep in thought! I love the fact that your picture has inspired such conversation... You should frame it or create a necklace with the photo and you can always have a conversation starter!
Hugs, antonella :-)
P.S. I was sad to see you step away, but have also joined in on the fun this week with SSS2 - I even created a printable with the quote they used. Best wishes!

FiveSibesMom said...

LOL! Glad you never punched a tree! Such an interesting shot. At first glance, I thought it was indeed a close-up of a face, like one of those carved monuments! Happy Shadow Shot Sunday!

manyslices said...

Funny Stuff.
Great shot too.
I have been out of the SSS loop big time and glad to jump back it.
Cheers,
Leah

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Tracy girl I was going to say right off the bat that I see a face in this amazing tree !
It is beautiful .. I wish I had one in my garden .. Happy New Year and I hope you had a great time last weekend girl : )
Joy

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

You're so silly...and fancy schmancy too ;)

Seow wei said...

Great shots, it's really look like a face, amazing.

picciolo said...

hello hello! Love the tree!
: )

M.Kate said...

Happy New Year T...and may 2012 be a better year for you. I'm slowly crawling back to work and blog land too...seems like time is flying away and at times I dont even know I am doing haha! Love the shadows, i hardly bump into trees but concrete here and there..happy 2012 :)

soho stitch said...

I can see the face but I just love looking at the detail of the tree -the textures, the subtle variations in tone....... :)

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Hi Tracy, miss my weekly jaunt to Brisbane here; I'll just have to be more organized and visit. SSS2 is wonderful, but it's just not the same. Of course, I love the meditative white horse that is underwater and has a black eye. We do go on, don't we? All the best for you and yours in 2012.

Sara

Costin Comba said...

a tree with sense of humor.
Greetings from Romania. Have a nice week-end

Just like Martha said...

Happy New Year Tracy, hope you had a wonderful Christmas and 2012 brings you every happiness...back into it eh...Happy SSS2!

Mom Daughter Style said...

nice picture!

Ces of http://momdaughterstyle.blogspot.com/

bea said...

Lovely shadow shot.

John McElveen said...

Tracy---this is a POWERFUL shot!!!! Thanks,

J

John McElveen said...

You know how much I love Tree Faces! AWESOME!!!!


J

Autrice said...

I love your sense of humor. :0)

Chrisy said...

How wonderful that you even noticed the face in this tree! A beautiful pic...

toby said...

I wanted to comment on your post about little things, but can't figure out how :(
I love the crown on your cherry tomato, though! Have a great rest of your weekend!

toby said...

Hey there, it's me again :)
I love this blog, but it's a shame that we can't comment... for the record, though, I'm totally going to try drizzling chocolate on my gingersnaps - never thought of that one. Sounds yum!
And now I'll take the hint and leave you alone :)

M.Kate said...

Hey T! I am back to work and blog land. That blasted knee got better and I am finally walking and driving, avoiding stairs (very difficult..but try to..). I LOVE, LOVE all your food crafting posts..and this is what you should be doing, photographing and posting about stuff you like...not being chained to the PC doing SSS links all the time. I am hopeless in baking cookies, they either comes out hard or soft...hopeless in cakes too. Hope you'll have a great Dragon year this 2012, lots of good health and prosperity :)) Muah2

M.Kate said...

I LOVE all your new posts T!! I dont like grasshoppers at all, they destroy a lof of my flowers...and snails, they are like midnight landmowers, they come and suck/eat away many leaves. Danial and I go go snail hunting every night and they never seem to die :((

Have a good week ahead T. Hugss..MK