Saturday, 7 April 2012

Shadow Shot Time & Happy Weekend !

I have to combine a few other shots with my Shadow Shot .. the sky and garden demand it !

I think when I bought two of these beautiful wooden plates the person said they were Ukrainian .. their art reminds me of those amazing beautifully decorated  Easter eggs that they are famous for.
The shadows are both soft and yielding in some areas and yet hard and linear in others ..
Some what like life ?
To follow us "shadow shooters" make sure to click on the icon to the right  .. our world is full of light and dark at play !

Thursday night had a glorious moon that I captured with my older camera .. Friday I made sure I set up the long zoom range on my new camera to be ready ... and of course it changed its position and I missed it .. but my faithful older camera snapped it up for me in any case !

I have to post some flowers in honour of Easter weekend .. so here are a couple from my garden .. which is waking up slowly again and demanding attention of course !

Fresh and natural from my garden to you all .. have a wonderful weekend !


RURAL magazine said...

So Joy, how is the new camera treating you? Lovely shots, of course I am drawn to the crocus, love the way they spill down the screen in the shot.

You have bulbs blooming...hmmmm. I need to search out some around here, there has got to be some. LOL.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Anonymous said...

You have a wonderful week-end too!
Gorgeous color on the plates.

Kelly said...

I'm fascinated by the wooden plate. It's gorgeous!

Your flowers are lovely. Your Spring has finally sprung. :)

Ralph said...

I like the shadowy face of the moon, looking so impressive on this clear and cloudless evening - wonderfully captured! The easter plants are lovely, especially the lavender ones - it looks as its petals are aimed upward in appreciation of the warm sun feeding it lavishly. So cool...Happy Easter!

Sylvia K said...

What delightful shadow shots for the day!! Your flowers are beautiful, love the colors! Hope your weekend is going well! Happy Easter!


robin. said...

i never tire of viewing moon pictures. love this!! happy weekend!!!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I am rejoicing with your garden! It looks so cheerful, splashed with yellows and purples!

Will She Forgive Us?

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love your spring flowers....spring is really quite lovely this year! Pretty Ukrainian style year I tried making those Ukrainian's just say that's the last time I made them ~ what a craft it is (takes a lot more practice that one go of it!!) ha!

Gemma Wiseman said...

The shadows create a fascinating canvas for displaying the beauty of those wooden plates! And your moon is so full of romantic beauty!

VaishVijay said...

Thatz a lovely collection! My choice is that Moon macro:)

Dianne said...

the plates are beautiful, you can feel history in them

the moon is startling in its clarity

and your garden is a joy

Marguerite said...

Lovely photo of the moon. So clear. I like how you have the crocus coming up through the lamium. Wonderful background for them. You've given me an idea.

Jennifer said...

Hi Joy, I hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend. That is a terrific close-up of the moon and the one of the hellebores (in the header) is also just great! I was out in the garden all afternoon and it was marvellous! I cleared out the dead evergreens from my planters and put in some pansies. Your crocus look so nice, I wish now that I had planted more.

Cat said...

Saw this and thought of your sumac.

RNSANE said...

Spectacular shots and the flowers are most beautiful.

just spent four months in India and, now, I'm stopping over for five days in Hong Kong. Head home to San Francisco tomorrow.

My Shadow Shot is at:


Hi Joy Dear, That last photo of the Crokies looks like a "Shadow Shot" too. I love your moon shots. I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Your last shot is gorgeous!

Garden Shadows
Your beautiful contribution to shadow shots 2 is greatly appreciated.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Thanks Rose and you are very welcome !
Thanks EVERYBODY !! : )

Sulky Kitten said...

Those moon shots are beautiful. As are your 2 young ladies Emma and Sophie!