Saturday, 3 December 2011

Shadow Shot Time

Shadows and "diamonds" made of frost graced these stairs.
I really like the simplistic and subtle look of the wood enveloped in morning frost ..
 Like delicate wrapping paper ?
This is a Shadow Shot for the meme Tracy from Hey Harriet has created for us to both contribute and learn so much from .. once you have started something like this .. you never look at light and shadow the same way again : )
So please visit Hey Harriet and see the beautiful play of shadow teasing light !


Sylvia K said...

Love your shadow shot for the day with the patterns on the wood! Hope you have a great weekend!


CiNdEe said...

and...Look no snow(-: Such a nice sight for cold people right?(-: Who needs that white stuff anyhow(-:

Ralph said...

The bare trees allow the cold northerly winds blowing through the leafless timber. Yet, the long sun allows for artful shadows falling all about, and indeed, like a wrapping of shadow on the patio. So nice!

sarayutouched said...

i truly understand your fondness for wood and frost. this is a simplistic shot...right up my alley!! happy sss!!!

Ms. Becky said...

the mood and light are both so soft and beautiful in this photo. it feels very nice. happy SSS to you.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Frosted stairs are lovely to look at, but not so lovely to try to walk on!


Shadows above and shadows below,
Shadows that blaze and shadows that glow;
Shadows outside and shadows indoors,
Shadows on trees and shadows on floors;
Everywhere shadows calling my name,
Everywhere shadows no one can tame.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Desert Shadows and Cemetery Shadows

Cassie said...

Simple and exquisite at the same time. This is a neat ShadowShot. Happy SSS.

Chubby N Chieque said...

Lovely ambiance.

Love the statue. Duno what you called that §:-)

Happy SSS and enjoy your w/end.

Lola said...

Seems I remember the frost on the wood. It is divine. Only place I can see it here is on the picnic table. Signnnnn.

Anonymous said...

When I was at work today, I had my camera. And when I was shooting, I saw some interesting shadowing, and guess who I thought of? It is funny how someone pops in your mind seemingly out of nowhere. You have the most interesting shadows all the time.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Nice subtle shadows, looks very chilly at your house.

T... said...

beautiful shot, love the shapes and lines....

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello there Sylvia !
Nice quiet weekend thank you : )
I always love your header pictures (they are too cute) and those shadow shots have such atmosphere in them ... beautiful !

Thanks Cindee girl : )
No snow yet .. we do have some years when the big dump happens after Xmas .. but who knows when it will happen ? LOL

Dear Ralph
Loved the ducks ! LOL
Thank you so much : ) it did strike me as wrapping paper of sorts .. sparklies all about ? : )

Robin I loved your shot to bits ! those gorgeous evergreens clothed in vibrant sparkling snow .. the lighting was perfect too : )
Yes .. a simple rustic shot for me this weekend : ) Thanks !

Ms Becky thank you so much : )
Your straight as an arrow shot was saying "look at me .. I am HERE !" LOL .. I need those some days too: )

MMT ... you are so right about that .. no one attempts stepping on them until they melt : )

Cassie girl Thank You !
I loved your beautiful flowers .. only wish I could smell them too ! and .. that sweet photo of your furry kid was perfect : )

CC girl thank you !
I couldn't be drawn into the Christmas spirit any more than having see your beautiful decorations and settings .. plus shooting in the evening was such a treat to see what it all looked like .. perfect !
He is a little garden gargoyle of the cute kind : )

Lola girl it is making me nervous that we have NOT had a real fall of snow yet .. it is coming with a vengeance I am sure ? haha
Yes .. frost on wood looks pretty when it sparkles : )

Donna girl you are too sweet ! Thank you : )
I really enjoyed seeing all of those shots you had displayed .. they should be posters for sure!
You should be publishing them : )

Hey girl thank you so much : )
Those long shadows of grandma and grand daughter on the way to school was perfect .. archive or not!LOL

Thanks Tamara : ) I was fascinated by your beads .. I love seeing projects like that .. so pretty !

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

What a great geometric puzzle and contrasting design you've managed to capture. Very artfully done.

Here is my link to my shadow shots If a tree falls in the swamp, do you HEAR it?

Hope you're having a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

great shadow shot! i love the straight lines/architectural shadows best!

soho stitch said...

Beautiful. Love the simplicity of the subject :)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hey Anni girl here it is Monday morning ;-( .. thanks girl, that tree you shot was amazing .. all of that area down there holds so much history and atmosphere it can be overwhelming eh ?

Thanks TBD ! I enjoyed your vintage shot a lot .. so many questions with no answers .. a real mystery indeed !

Thank you SS : ) I caught it at the right time !! LOL

Anonymous said...

I love frosty shadow shots too. And I totally agree being part of SSS makes you look at the world with with its lights and shadows in a completely different way.
How cool is that?
Great capture of your chilly morning.

.............................. said...

Hi Joy, Frost crystals are always magic. Too bad they aren't real diamonds. A simple trip to the garden might make you rich!
We have had a few mornings of frost here, but generally the mild weather continues. I keep hearing stories that we are due to have a miserable winter, but it is hard to believe based on November's warm weather.

rebecca said...

here in the mountains of arizona we are covered in snow! since the garden is sleeping..i will jump to the next subject close to my heart, cats. tell me please about sophie.
her markings are so lovely!

in the depth of winter we take out all the seed catalogs and dream!

hope you are warm with a cat or two in your lap.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Leah girl and thank you !
It really does open our eyes a lot widder when looking at subjects with light and shadows .. I am so glad I keep learning all the time like this : )

Jennifer girl I can't believe you have such an adorable little pup with you ! he is too sweet and those pictures you have of him are just perfect ! I worry about what kind of winter we are going to have too .. miserable seems to be the norm for them lately !

Hello Rebecca girl : )
We do need these months to rest up for the next garden season right ? LOL .. I sent you an e-mail including Sophie's mix .. she is an unusual cat but when I first put her picture up I had responses from other cat owners with almost an identical look .. so she is a typ of hybrid I am thinking ;-)
yes .. a cat or two is true : )