Shadow Shot Sunday #7

According to Dr. Carl Jung, the shadow is prone to project: turning a personal inferiority into a perceived moral deficiency in someone else. Jung writes that if these projections are unrecognized "the projection-making factor (the Shadow archetype) then has a free hand and can realize its object, if it has one, or bring about some other situation characteristic of its power." These projections insulate and cripple individuals by forming an ever thicker fog of illusion between the ego and the real world. Jung also believed that "in spite of its function as a reservoir for human darkness, or perhaps because of this, the shadow is the seat of creativity." – (excerpt from wikipedia)

Hmmm. Make of that what you will. Moving on now from the shadow psychobabble to the Shadow Gallery collages! I created two more this week using some of the super shots from participants. I’m constantly amazed by the clever and diverse range of beautiful photos I see each week from everybody. You're all so inspiring! Sandra from Bubble Babble has been uploading the collages into her blog sidebar, so go take a look. Onya Sandra for spreading the SSS love and featuring everybody’s photos in cute miniture versions! They look fantastic! If you’d like to participate, shoot a shadow, post it on your blog, add your link to Mr Linky found at the bottom of this post & visit other players. Have fun!

The following collages I made while listening to the latest Portishead CD. How good is this CD!?! I’ve been playing it to death for the last month. A haunting collection of gloomy and grainy film noir atmospherics that just seems to get better & better with each listen. The amazingly affecting voice of Beth Gibbons is just as captivating now as it was on their debut Dummy CD from over a decade ago. An incredible release, years in the making but oh boy was it well worth the wait! Sure, it’s hardly happy-go-lucky sunshiny, slurping on strawberry ice cream kind of music, but still very beautiful in an unconventional & spooky kind of way. Everybody should rush out & buy this CD. Seriously!

Shadow Gallery - From Little Things Big Things Grow

The Shooters
1. Lisa'sRetroStyle 2. XueOriginals 3. HouseInMarrakesh 4. LaVieEstBelle 5. Charlie&Grace 6. B&W&Colours 7. RosebudCollection 8. HouseInMarrakesh 9. XueOriginals

Shadow Gallery - Coll-Age of Exploration

The Shooters
1. AnnetteHanigan 2. RosebudCollection 3. GreyscaleTerritory 4. Gingerbread 5. BubbleBabble 6. AboutNewYork 7. ZanesMilkMachine 8. Charlie&Grace 9. HighDesertDiva

Here's my Shadow Shot Sunday #7

“Ducks don’t need satellites / They don’t need satellites / They most likely think the sky ends blue / Don’t you wish you did too?” – lyrics from “Ducks Don’t Need Satellites” by Kate Miller-Heidke

Oh & while you're all rushing out to buy the latest Portishead CD, I also recommend that you pick up a copy of Kate Miller-Heidke's Little Eve CD. It's also brilliant! And, if you can manage to track down a copy that includes the limited edition bonus disc, all the better. On the bonus disc Kate does a wacky and highly entertaining operatic version of the classic Talking Heads song Psycho Killer. Your life will be all the more richer after having heard this song. I swear it will! Happy Sunday.

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. La Vie Est Belle
2. Morning Has Broken
3. House in Marrakesh
4. Bubble Babble
5. Gemma
6. Paz's New York Minute
7. Charlie and Grace
8. Shannon
9. High Desert Diva
10. Bobbie
11. ctmott
12. Elizabeth
13. Annette
14. Lisa's RetroStyle
15. Sweet Repose

Learn more about Shadow Shot Sunday here.

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Victoria said…
More great shots from everyone! I am continually impressed by all the creativity!
Really like the composition in the shot of the clothes pins on the wash line!
SandraRee said…
Jung also emphasized the importance of balance and harmony. He cautioned that modern people rely too heavily on science and logic and would benefit from integrating spirituality and appreciation of unconscious realms. So I think Dr. Carl Jung would enjoy Shadow Shot Sundays, don’t you? :)

Thanks for the mention, Harriet. Like you, I'm amazed at the creativity that's coming from all the shadow shots!

And speaking of shots, love your shadow shot of the bridge with the sweet little duck! He looks like he's swimming in the clouds. The lyrics you posted goes perfectly!

I do love music and you got me intrigued with your raving about the Portishead CD and Little Eve CD, just might have to give the music a listen! Happy Sunday to you too!
Unknown said…
Wonderful shot, again I love the combination of reflection of the duck and the shadow of the railings. You're really busy with this SSS, and beautiful collages!!
Enjoy your CD and the happy Bunnday :D
XUE said…
hey T ! my kids love you for including them here on your wonderful collage! as usual, a super pic from the master of SSS!
Gemma Wiseman said…
What an entertaining post! Thoroughly enjoyed it!

And your photoshot collages are so lovely!

My shot this week follows in my beach theme.
Anonymous said…
Lovely shadow shots. I got inspired this week to join in. Thanks!

AMM blog said…
Great photos!
Ali said…
Great shadow collages again! And I love the titles you've given them. Indeed, shadows are a wonderful thing! (so are ducks!)
I've heard Kate M-H's 'psycho killer' and I think it's so fun - really sticks in my head and gets my practicing my opera!!(not so great for the people around me at the time!!)
Your ss is just loverly this week!

Psycho babble is right. Very interesting Jung excerpt.
I went ahead and posted tonight rather than waiting till tomorrow!
I added my first one to mr linky.. I live in Brisbane too... so love all your stuff as it is familiar to me.
Gina said…
Another great SS!..sorry I wasn't able to join in today... your collages look so good! I will have to go and listed to Portishead..don't think I've heard their stuff before :)
Will be checking out all shots..Wanted to get mine done early..Your shots are beautiful..I think the collages are wonderful. Can't get over what a great job you do.. Have a Happy Day!
Elizabeth said…
You are so wonderful organizing all this!
The collages are wonderful.
I agree with your words on the duck - I'm sure the sky is blue.
Was amused by the Jung critique's glad college is distant memory.
I will now take a tour of all the other shadow-shotters.
Lots of love
Anonymous said…
Great collages again, love seeing all the shots together, and love your duck shot. Thanks for the inspiration, i too am off to tour the others. Enjoy your week. Annette :0)
Love the psychobabble! And the new collages (I posted one in my sidebar!)Great shadow, duck and've got it all girl!! I checked out Portishead. Never heard them before. I think I will blast them for Halloween. I think they will creep out my neigbors! I added one of Kate's to my player for my SSS post. Thanks for the recommendations!!
K.C. said…
I loved the umbrella shot.. So crisp. This was a great post. So much effort in it! You have started a great trend! Kayce
Sew Bettie said…
The reindeer shadow in the first set is amazing. I love love love it.
great shadow shots as always!
i really love the pegs one in the first collage.
Bec said…
Ah yes, how good is that Psycho Killer cover. Love it!!! Boy some of these shadow shots are just amazing. I remember really enjoying learning about Jung's theories at Uni. Especially the one where we are attracted to people who are essentially like our shadow (ie personality traits that are opposite to our own - the whole opposites attract thing) but then eventually we come to resent the person, because they remind us of the aspects of ourself that we don't want to face (our shadow). So then we either make peace with the person (and thus with ourselves and our shadow personality) or we break up because we're just not ready to go through that personal growth....
Interesting stuff - now don't even get me started on Freudian theory..hehehe..
please sir said…
Sounds like an interesting project - thanks for the music recommendation!
picciolo said…
great shots everyone, they jut keep getting better and better!
Hey Tracy!
I've given you an award over on my blog...I know how much you love them! lol. Stop by to pick it up if you like!!