Shadow Shot Sunday #186

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Shadow Gallery
A selection of some of the submissions from last Sunday

The Shooters:
1. Oscar 2. Ms.Becky 3. Grace 4. Coloradolady 5. MargaretGosden 6. ThreeOldKeys 7. Becs 8. VioletSky 9. GalleryJuana

The Shooters:
1. Maboe 2. Robin 3. Cassie 4. SummerKitchenGirls 5. Toby 6. GVK 7. Vhen 8. Linnea 9. RandomHearts

The Shooters:
1. Sivinden 2. Catherine 3. Freda'sVoice 4. Leovi 5. Anne 6. Dina 7. JustCapture 8. GypsyLala 9. SurfsideSerenity

Here's my Shadow Shot Sunday #186

A shadow cast from a small table furnishing The Cane Toad Times: Poking fun in a police state exhibition on at the State Library of Queensland. The Cane Toad times was an independent publication that ran from 1977 to the late 80s and exposed the corruption going on in Queensland under the Joh Bjelke-Peterson Government. The sunshine state was a little less sunny back in those days...

It's with much sadness to say that I'll not be continuing with hosting Shadow Shot Sunday after next week. This is purely due to time constraints, yet I'm really hopeful that somebody else will be interested in hosting it so that it can continue. That would make me very happy indeed! So if you're keen on taking over please bounce me an email (just click on the contact tab at the top on my blog) and we can chat about it. Please know that you certainly don't need to host SSS the same way as I have been. Perhaps if there are a number of people interested an option could be to set up a dedicated SSS blog with various admins to share the running of the meme? Just a thought. I started SSS in May of 2008 and it's been an absolute blast as I've met so many wonderful bloggers during this time and I feel so very fortunate because of that. You guys have been such a pleasure in getting to know and I want to thank you so very much for participating in this little meme. It's meant a great deal to me! Anyway, next Sunday will be the last SSS hosted here on this blog & with any luck I'll be able to announce a new host then. So please, get in touch if you'd like to take over!

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. Sweet Repose
2. Lisa's RetroStyle
3. Magical Mystical Teacher #1
4. Rajesh, India
5. Magical Mystical Teacher #2
6. BLOGitse
7. Arija, Australia
8. Maboe
9. Heart
10. point and shoot
11. robin-one still frame
12. Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio
13. Lesley
14. Modeling Clay
15. Chubskulit
16. Nut Cracker
17. Rose
18. ROC
19. Cassie~Phoenix, Arizona
20. Around California
21. Sylvia K
22. John
23. Vicki - Havenwood
24. Anne
25. Ralph
26. Catherine, Riviera
27. Patti V.
28. Bev, Canada
29. Kathe W.
30. Ms. Becky
31. TexWisGirl
32. CanadianGardenJoy
33. Dina -Jerusalem
34. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
35. Gemma Wiseman's Greyscale
37. Leovi - Deep Secrets
38. J Bar, Australia
39. The Summer Kitchen Girls
40. genie~va~usa
41. Laura, NH, USA
42. Tina´s Picstory
43. dianne
45. Tes
47. Katya
48. Tamara, Canada
49. Emma | Tasmania, Australia
50. Angie in Yanchep
51. LifeMix
52. Kay, Alberta, Canada
53. Shiju Sugunan
54. bilbre
55. Kylie
56. LaVoice
57. The Coloradolady - USA
58. Kelly's Thoughts & Ramblings
59. Karen, Philippines
60. Katherine (a glass made of plastic)
61. An Aimless Mind
62. alexa in nyc, usa
63. soho stitch
65. Valladolid Daily Photo
66. LOUISIANA cemetery shadows
67. Eden,Australia
68. Magical Mystical Teacher #3
69. CJ @ ProArtz
70. Desirae R
71. Paint or Dig
72. wonderland
73. John McElveen
74. Sivinden
75. soho stitch
76. Margaret Gosden
77. jazzbumpa
78. Mom's Place
79. ThreeOldKeys
80. Dawn Treader Sweden
81. FiveSibes™
82. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA, 2nd entry
83. Surfside Serenity
84. Magical Mystical Teacher #4
85. natalie pozniak
86. cat @
87. Liz - EA Photography, Australia

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Edit Monday Evening
Mr Linky is now closed for this week and is having a sleep. Thank you!

A team has been formed to continue running SSS! Details will be shared on Sunday! Woohoo!


Aww...Tracy...the end of an era has come at last :( It's been a wonderful 3+ years playing along with you (can it really have been that long...or is my math bad?)

I'll be sad to see it go...but I know how very many hours of your life it has taken up. You've been selfless...and it is good that you are moving on.

It's been a real joy getting to know you over these years. I hope you know how very happy I am to have met you here!

My hats off to you and your SSS've been an awesome host! SS this week...and as always, awesome collages!

xoxo Lisa
Arija said…
I really like your double moon effect of table and shadow.
Arija said…
Tracy, I too an sad to see you giving up hosting this meme which has encouraged all of us to take so much more notice of shadows. Thank you for the years you have given to this very enjoyable meme and I do hope someone will step forward and continue it.
Unknown said…
beautiful shadows last week :)

have a great weekend!
I am so sad to hear that, but I certainly understand! It has been a blast and I do hope a group take s over like they have over at ABC Weds. (quite organized). I there are 11 of them that take turns and the blog is dedicated just to ABC Weds.
I will still be by this blog to see what you are up to though! It's been such fun being blogger friends from so far away.

Me Ke Aloha,
Cassie said…
Wow. The Cane Toad Times sounds like it did it's job exposing the political corruption in Queensland, doing it in quick fashion. NYCity's Tammany Hall corrupt politics went on for close to 200 YEARS!! Sheesh, politics.

About SSS's Tracy era coming to a close: You've been such a terrific hostess, not sure any one person could take your place. I sure hope someone meets the challenge. It's fun, but obviously alot of work for you. Thanks for all the time you've spent as our hostess.xx
MyMaracas said…
Awwww, nuts. I have really enjoyed playing along over the years. I love the way you host this blog, and I will miss it. I've met so many great people from all over the world through Shadow Shots, and it has inspired me to be a better photographer.

I certainly understand the commitment and effort involved; my hat is off to you for keeping it fun and active for so long. Thank you, thank you, thank you for hosting!
Anonymous said…
Thank you for all the pleasure I have had playing along with SSS. I am sad that you are giving it up, but appreciate that there are other things in life, and this has obviously taken up a lot of you time. I'm sorry that I can't take it on, but I hope someone else does. But even if SSS in its present form ends, I will still post shadow shots, as I am completely addicted to them!!

Best wishes for the future - but of course I will still pop in to see what you are up to!

Regards, Anne
Ralph said…
The toad is a whimsical symbol that softens the corruption only slightly. All over, political leaders have to earn the constituents trust, alas not deserving after their self serving reigns...

I've truly enjoyed this meme, a highlight of the week. A massive undertaking that has to be a labor of love. Perhaps an undertaking as part of a group? That remains to be seen. I've loved learning more about Oz than I knew, and shadows - artistry that most take for granted. Now I see and capture too! All at this fun place. May your future endeavours be as rewarding!
Patti said…
I'm also sorry to read this, Tracy. You have been a wonderful hostess and given up so much of your time to do so.

It has been so much fun to be a part of this meme! I haven't been here every week, but thoroughly enjoyed each week that I played along. And I too have met so many great people and seen so many interesting photos and blogs from around the world thanks to you.

Thanks so much for all that you have done!
Ms. Becky said…
OH DRATS!!! It just cannot be! I'll sorely miss you Tracy, this is my favorite meme of the week. But I understand that it's time for you to move along to other adventures. You've been a terrific host each week, and I thank you for all the time and creativity you put into this. I love your Cane Toad Times! happy SSS to you Tracy. I'll still be stopping by to see what you're up to. (and you might leave us a comment box now and then!!!) take good care now.
TexWisGirl said…
well, my first time to link up (and seemingly my last!) :)
Dina said…
Quite an interesting table and history lesson to go with it.

I'm sorry we are going to lose you, Tracy. But thanks for all you have done to make this meme lively and inviting.
Even in the future I will think of you whenever I see a shadow worth shooting.
Oh Tracy, say it isn't so. This is my top fave meme. Maybe if you didn't do the collages but just had a thumbnail linky it would be much less work and time needed? You've changed so many lives here . . .
NCSue said…
Hey Harriet - thanks for hosting this!
I’ve included your site on a page I’ve put together devoted to hops, challenges, and memes for every day of the week! The link to that page is under my header.
Gemma Wiseman said…
Dear Tracy - I am so glad that I have "met" you on your journeys - your art wanders in Brissy, moving to your island, the beginning of your Etsy and, of course, your bubbly post each Sunday about shadows! Loved it all! You have magically pulled together a wonderful little community of people.

An awesome task over three years!

Love your unusual feature today with the intriguing shadows! And I did not know about the Cane Toad Times! Sir Joh ran off to Tasmania to his friend's scone shop which also sold Flo's pumpkin scones! I found it by accident when I lived in Tasmania! It was in Sheffield in the north! (I met his daughter who was breast-feeding as she chatted! There was a little museum at the back of the shop dedicated to Joh!) When I finally emerged, I stood in the street and was doubled up with laughter! Utterly bizarre place!

It is raining here on my peninsula - again - but I have a stash of shadows waiting from the sunny days! Love finding them!

Happiest Christmas to you dear lady!
Gemma Wiseman said…
Back again! If there is a good chance I could share hosting SSS with someone or several people, I will offer to be a host! I can't do it weekly because of work demands (especially at school report time) + I run two photography communities!
What a fun time we've had with you sad that you won't be able to host anymore - we have had so much fun meeting you & everyone! We will keep our fingers crossed for some brave soul(s) to take over :) Thanks again for all of your time, your fun posts and pictures ~ we've loved EVERY bit of it!!

BTW...lovin' that "toad stool" ha ha!
Laura said…
Well Tracy, it has been a while since I've participated in sss...I'm so glad I decided to this week! Thank you so much for hosting as long as you have...I've met some lovely people through your wonderful Sunday gatherings.
gentle steps,
Dianne said…
your toad table is wonderful!!

thank you so much for hosting
I have met so many great people and learned so much from all of them

your work has been appreciated every week
the collages were always so lovingly put together

thank you
DougVernX said…
The frog on that table looks like Jabba the Hut! lol. Nice shot. :) I don't know what happened to my link this week but I think people can still click on it to get to my post.
Create With Joy said…
The end of an era... thanks so much for hosting these past few years - I'm so glad I stopped by & was able to link up this weekend!

I hope that the torch will be passed...

Have a very blessed holiday season!

T... said…
thank you for hosting, I haven't been around long but have enjoyed it.....
genie said…
You will certainly be missed. What a gift you have given to all of us these past 3 years. I only joined in this year, and have enjoyed your meme each week. I hope you will find someone to assume the duties. Again, thanks for sharing this special meme with all of us. genie robinson
Angie said…
Will certainly miss your SSS! Love popping over to the side of Oz & will still click on in. Can't take over any hosting myself & hope that someone can. Thank you so much for everything. see you next week!!!
Shydub said…
The shadow of the table don't look like a shadow, it looks like a blot or stain, Thanks for hosting, happy shadow shot Sunday
LV said…
Not the kind of news I like to hear. Just as I am getting into findings great shadows, it ends. So sorry to see you leave, but certainly can understand. May you find someone who knows how to do things like this. Wish you nothing but the best during the holiday season.
robin. said…
didn't take the time to read your posting this morning...just getting to it now. i echo everyone's response...bummed but grateful for what you have created and hosted for so long. i am sure it's not easy giving it up - but girl, ya gotta do what ya gotta do. hopefully someone can take over...but if not i imagine we will continue to seek shadow shots. it's in our blood. ((((hugs)))) have a great week and we shall see you next weekend!!
Kelly said…
I was so sorry to hear this - I've had so much fun joining in and enjoying other shadows over the past year! I can certainly understand, though, and appreciate all your hard work.

If anyone is willing to step up and host the Mr Linky I'll definitely continue to participate. (collages are fun, but not necessary) Even if they don't, I bet I'll still post a shadow shot each week. You've trained me to look for them!!

I enjoyed yours today, too. Interesting history.
Katerina said…
Oooh love seeing my little man up on your collage!
I'm so glad to have participated in your Shadow Shot Sunday - it's made me aware of so many wonderful bloggers in this great on-line community.

Sad to see it go from your pages but I can appreciate how hard it would be to commit to something of this scale for such a long time.
I do dearly hope someone will raise their virtual hand to be your successor - if they don't I may have to do it myself although the pressure seems rather daunting and I don't have anywhere near the kind of skill you do in this field.
Maybe I could share the torch with someone else out there???
Alexa said…
Oh no—say it isn't so! I'll miss your shadow shots as much as I'll miss posting my own (I found this wonderful meme in July 2009, and this is my 119th shadow shot). Here's hoping someone (or ones) will be able to step up and keep it going. Thank you so much for doing it all this time, Tracy!
Catherine said…
Thank you for all your wonderful work with SSS over the past 3 years - it has been immensely enjoyable and I have learnt so much from others about how to take good shot - hope it continues.....
sohostitch said…
Haven't been around for very long but I've thoroughly enjoyed this meme - Many thanks for being the hostess.It's easy to see it has been much more than the photos.....
Hootin Anni said…
Cool shadow....but, to be honest, I liked reading the publication's history.

Crypt Shadows in New Orleans Cemetery
Eden said…
It's my 97th SSS post this Sunday and sad to know that you are giving up this meme but I understand, Tracy. Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful meme, it's one of my favourites. I do hope there is someone who is willing to continue hosting SSS.

Have a great week!
I am sad to hear you no longer will be hosting-I love visiting and seeing everyones work. I know it is a huge job though! I hope someone will keep up the good work you started.
A Wild Thing said…
My computer has grown old on this lil meme, so old that commenting has become a tedious chore...S.L.O.W!!! We live in a complicated world and time has a way of getting away from us, we must do what we need to do to make the best of it.

But what a blast meeting so many fun people through a lil' shadow...who knew!!! Be well my friend and thanx so much for bringing us all together from across the ponds, it's been a pleasure Tracy, take care and good luck in all you do...ENJOY THAT SUMMER...sigh!

Full-On-Forward said…



Thanks for the history lesson of your journey!
Anonymous said…
It's been fun Tracy. Thank you!!
I haven't posted a SSS for a couple of weeks, but still have enjoyed coming here. Take care.
I have learned a lot from SSS and thank you very much for your inspiration! This was, and is, no 'little' meme!
Love your table-top shot - coincidentally, mine is under the table! I wish all the best for the new host/s, but shall miss the link that has become synonymous with
'hey harriet'!
ThreeOldKeys said…
... who said "always leave 'em wanting more"?

thank you so much and good luck in all your next adventures ... now that i've found you (i'm always late to a party) i'll be back to see what's up and say Hey.

i'm linking my 2nd photo today.
DawnTreader said…
I've increased my awareness of light and shadow through this meme. Thanks for hosting.
FiveSibesMom said…
I love how shadows are all around us...we just need to look! Great shot...The song "O'Christmas Tree" and one of my Huskies provided inspiration for my Shadow Shot today! Hope you'll come by and visit! Happy Shadow Shot Sunday!
Beverley Baird said…
What a great shadow of the toad table!
So sorry to see you leave SSS - but totally understand! You have done such an awesome job!
I'll miss your shadow shots as much as I'll miss posting my own - you've made this my favourite meme.
Sure hope someone else (or group) will take it on.
All the best to you Tracy - I will definitely keep checking you out!
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Anonymous said…
Tracy--thanks for all of your hard work in hosting SSS--while I hadn't been able to participate a lot lately, I've really enjoyed it. The search for shadows will continue! Best of luck to you :)
Liz said…
Great to be linking up with you for the first time (and a fellow "Brisbanite" too) but sad to read you are finishing up next week!!
toby said…
I'm so so sorry that I only read this now - it's been a crazy time over here and I haven't been online much. Thank you so much for all the effort you've put in, and I wish you only the best of luck, health and happiness in whatever you choose to do! We'll miss you!
Christine said…
I'm just now discovering that you are not hosting SSS anymore and that made me so sad. Then I see that SSS will live on and that you are still posting photos there and that made me glad. That's alot of emotion to endure in such a short period of time. :)
Thank you for your dedication to this wonderful meme, Tracy. I am so happy that it lives on and that you are still a part of it.