Shadow Shot Sunday #29

Dark Shadows was a Gothic TV soap opera that originally aired weekdays from June '66 to April '71. It was considered daring for daytime television when ghosts were introduced about six months after it began. The series became hugely popular a year into its run. Dark Shadows featured vampires, werewolves, ghosts, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks, time travel, and a parallel universe – (excerpt from wikipedia). The exciting news is that Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are teaming up for a big-screen remake. Woohoo! With a release date given as the year 2011. Oh geez…

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. FCP 2. RavenRidgeGarden 3. AlmostThere 4. DoYouSeeWhatISee 5. AnnetteHanigan 6. DigitalPolaroids 7. BubbleBabble 8. AboutNewYork 9. Gingerbread

The Shooters:
1. WorkOfThePoet 2. HighDesertDiva 3. Flanders-Inside 4. SummerKitchenGirls 5. Lisa'sRetroStyle 6. EmBelISH 7. MolokaiGirl 8. OneVintageSquare 9. TwinkleStarArt 10. PP-Designs 11. Me 12. TheSmallThings 13. MeAnnMyCamera 14. Olga 15. HotFudge 16. Murrieta365

The Shooters:
1. LaVieEstBelle 2. LongIslandDailyPhoto 3. GreyscaleTerritory 4. Paz'sNewYorkMinute 5. ThePaganSphinx 6. AerialArmadillo 7. SweetRepose 8. JillRuth&Co 9. SpittingInk

The Shooters:
1. AmericaAsSeenByKelly 2. Solvarma 3. MomentsWithMe&Mine 4. GiddyJax

Here's my Shadow Shot(s) Sunday #29

A set of shots taken of a council rubbish bin in Orleigh Park. The bin is enclosed in a big metal box, possibly to deter people from stealing it or idiots purposely tipping it over spilling rubbish all over the place. Whatever the reason I was happy to discover sweet shadows and sun spots cast onto the bin due to the design and patterns of the big metal box. I was much less happy about the smell of the bin. Ick!

Just a quick plug for a little art exhibit I now have over at Pandemonium Café (details in sidebar) called “Happiness is anyone and anything that’s loved by you”. If you’re a local and you’d like to visit to have a look at my paintings that would be lovely. In case you need further prompting, Pando's Café has exceptional coffee & oh-so-yummy food! And an all day breakfast menu! Oh how I love all day breakfast menus! I always feel this cool sense of naughtiness when eating breakfast late in the day. And that’s about as naughty as ol’ Harriet gets these days. I sometimes eat breakfast after midday. Yup. I’m such a bad-ass.

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. La Vie Est Belle
2. Sweet Repose
3. Bobbie-2
4. GalleryJuana
5. Dianne
6. Gemma
7. Hot Fudge
8. High Desert Diva
9. ppdesigns
10. The Small Things
11. Michelle
12. FCP
13. Irene
14. Jill
15. Sara Chapman in Seattle
16. EmBelISH
17. BABYLONEZOO (France)
18. Alissa
19. Christine
20. ctmott
21. Mamapippa - Belgium
22. Hildegarde (Flanders, EU)
23. Elizabeth
24. Sherrie
25. Long Island Daily Photo
26. Barbara
27. Paz's New York Minute
28. maryt/theteach
29. ramblingwoods
30. Lisa's RetroStyle
31. Pagan Sphinx
32. Richie
33. Daily Vintage Square
34. bubble babble
35. Jan
36. Molokai Girl
37. Lucy
38. Tessa - Aerial Armadillo
39. Carin @ Caliope's Eye
40. The Summer Kitchen Girls

Learn more about Shadow Shot Sunday here.

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It's only Saturday I get to have Shadow Shot Sunday twice; Saturday AND Sunday! hahahahaha!

These are all so awesome! And how cool is that rubbish bin? I would not have guessed. And I love the cats. Too darn cute :-)
A Wild Thing said…
Let's play Tiddely Winks on those polka shot...and oh the tales of Dark Shadows, I hadn't heard of this remake yet, but can't wait, they are a scarey duo. As a young stay-at-home Mum, I watched the soap faithfully every day. Boy you brought back some ghoulish memories.

Have a great Sunday Missy and good luck at the exhibit.

bobbie said…
Today you have found shadows - and really interesting ones! - in a rubbish bin. You are amazing. Where will you find them next?
GalleryJuana said…
Encouraging to find beauty in what most would pass off as ugly. That truly is good to remember when I can't think of anything nice to say.

+Love the shadows!
Alissa Nicolau said…
Your shadow shots are great! I love how the dark and gray shadows show off the blue color.

It sure seems like you've been a busy girl!
Dianne said…
I love the top 'rubbish' photo best of all! :)

and thank you for always putting these wonderful collages together, it's so nice to see all the photos again

I was addicted to Dark Shadows!! It was on at 3 and I would grab my younger siblings and drag then home as fast as I could so I could watch.

I had such a crush on Quentin - or was it Barnaby - maybe both! Johnny Depp will do a wonderful job

Congrats on your exhibit. And enjoy all day breakfast, that's a bonus :)
Gemma Wiseman said…
I think I have stopped laughing long enough now to write a comment. You are just amazing! I have visions of you crawling around the footpath, in full public view, (like on a busy Saturday morning), taking those shots!

And then, just when I thought I could read the rest of your post through the tears of laughter, you tell me you visit Pandemonium Cafe and often after midday for breakfast! It was just too much! I was off again!

How I love your Sunday postings! Always so informative entertaining! And so love your collages still!

Have a very happy Sunday!
You are such an intrepid shadow shooter...always finding the best shots!
Unknown said…
What a creative shot! I was wondering what on earth are those certainly go the extra mile for any shots. I dont think I'll be poking around any dustbin but then our dustbins arent exciting like yours. Happy Sunday T :)
Bec said…
He he...I feel like a bad-ass if I'm out of bed AFTER 7am!!!!!

Great shots once again - I particularly love that last collage. Awesome!!!
Michelle said…
Fantastic shapes and colours, I love your pics, thanks for sharing :D
FCP said…
Very unique SS. Good luck with your art show (and the all day breakfast!)

Intresting shots you have caught.

And thanks for the great job you are doing, very well done.

Happy SSS

Irene from Sweden
Victoria said…
Cool shadow shots! I like their abstract nature and never would have guessed that they were trash cans.

Yippee about the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp Dark Shadows movie!! Back when the show first aired in the 60's, (I was about 5) I wasn't allowed to watch it as I was prone to nightmares. My mother would send me outside to play when it came on. I always went to the neighbors house during that time, as all the kids there were allowed to watch it and they were happy to let me join in on the fun! (My mother never caught on!)

Wish I could see your show, sounds fab and I hope you do great!
Hot Fudge said…
Can I ask what you were doing scavaging around a council garbage bin? Maybe that's best left unanswered. Whatever the reason, the results are brilliant.

Now for a confession. I do remember the Sixties, but I'll be damned if I can remember anything called Dark Shadows. Anybody else want to own up to that? But I'll sure be on the lookout to see the Johnny Depp version.
Anonymous said…
The collages are extra fine this time, I think. And your post looks like scenes from a spaceship! Cheerful and spooky both. Nice!
Anonymous said…
Would love to check out your exhibit but unfortunately I'm not in the area =( I agree about all-day breakfasts. In a perfect world I'd scrap lunch and dinner and just eat breakfast 3 times a day =D
Christine said…
Another fine shadow shot round-up. Sigh, so many wonderful blogs to visit. So little time. See how late I'm up?
Christine said…
PS - I remember well that spooky, slightly campy Dark Shadows. Casting Johnny Depp in a remake is brilliant.
Kat said…
ah it's the ever travelling bin shadows :) I think we need a exclusive bin Sunday! I love the dot shadows underneath, great stuff! I have never been to paddington might have to try to venture there soon for a look at your exhibition!
Now that is a neat shadow..worth the smell of the bin..Good job..I like breakfast too..My favorite meal of the day.
Elizabeth said…
What an artistic rubbish container.......nothing so round and photogenic round here.
The photomontage of the CATS was amazing.
Perhaps I'm just a sucker for animals - but it was splendid.
Hope all is well with you and that you are cheerful?
Anonymous said…
Success with your art exhibit. the shadow galleries are very attractive and interesting again, I can look quite some time at them. 'Dark shadows' coming up, I don't know it, but if you recommend it's noted.
Sherrie said…
I like your rubbish can shot! The different shadows showing make it look totally different. My shadow shot is posted. If you want to take a look it's here:

Sherrie said…
thanks for providing us with these lovely shadows despite the icky smell! They are rather neat shadows I should say.
I wish I could visit your show. I love art & I guess I am a bad ass too because I could eat a good breakfast anytime of day! LOL...
Anonymous said…
I love SSS!

Best wishes!

maryt/theteach said…
Can't imagine, Harriet, that you got under that trash bin to take your shots! Ha! We photographers do anything for a shot! :)
Unknown said…
I'm thinking of having a bumper sticker for my car made up: I Brake for Shadows. :-D

Very cool, unusual shots, Harriet.

And my brother and I loved Dark Shadows. It was on after school when we were kids. 4 p.m. if I'm not mistaken. It scarred the bajeebers out me but I could not resist it. My older brother, of course, made good use of the material to frighten me after the sun went down. :-O
Oh you are a bad-ass! The horrors...breakfast after midday!!

I had a friend that loved Dark Shadows...always had to get home in time to watch it! I think I was too young to get it...she was a few years older than me. But Johnny Depp always sounds good:)

Lovely collages. Great trash bin shadows!! Thanks for suffering the olfactory insult so we could appreciate all those circular shadows!
SandraRee said…
You have definitely taken shadow shooting to a whole new level. Your SS last Sunday was adorable and many congratulations to Elizabeth. :D

I loved Dark Shadows, can’t wait to see the remake with Johnny Depp.

Happy week T. :)
Chubby Chieque said…
Jst love all your member's SSS... Urs isn't bad either.

I never thought that shadows will be a big issue, till now. I love them!

Hugs to you to the week ahead!
lucy said…
The collages are beautiful and I loved Dark Shadows! This is my first time playing. I have an obsession with shadows and reflections...I wonder what Freud would say about that?
XUE said…
fab shot Tracy! doesn't look like any rubbish bin I know!
Tessa said…
Wow! You never fail to make each and every Shadow Shot photograph look wonderful in your collages. Works of art in themselves - fantastic.

The bin shots are absolutely amazing - how clever you are to have spotted those ('suze the pun!) shadows on a trash bin of all things! You've really given me a darn good nudge to look for the unexpected. Thanks, Tracy!
Jade said…
Hi Harriet, thanks for visiting my blog!

You got me all excited to see there was a new Tim Burton/Johnny Depp movie coming out, only to be super disappointed seconds later when you said 2011!!!

Great pics too - I look forward to reading your future posts :D
Hey Tracy! Just got back from Vegas and popped in to play....neat shadow this week...I guess it's true...another person's "trash" is another person's cool shadow shot!!
Hope your having a lovely week! to check out those shadows!
please sir said…
So the very first one - chains, jewelry? Either way...keeps me guessing!
Grace said…
I enjoyed reading your post, Harriet...:)
Gina said…
So sorry I missed it..the collages look amazing. Another grey week down hopefully be back to SS from next weekend...have missed it! Gx
Anonymous said…
What good phrase