~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #152 ~ Shades & Shadows ~

“Every picture has its shadows 

And it has some source of light…” 

Joni Mitchell

Shadows add another dimension to the flat surface of photographs. I especially enjoy wavy shadows on water.

Mature Bald Eagle – Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Long-billed Dowitcher – Limnodromus scolopaceus
Dune Rune Shadow Dance

Shadows also add a sense of drama…

…and, as in the photo below of a Praying Mantis, shadows also can create the illusion of danger.

The length of shadows provides a clue to the time of day a photo was taken, as in the photo below of a long-legged Jello on our early morning walk!

Wishing everyone safe travels as we navigate outward once again. Please stay safe.

Thank you to Leya for another fun challenge!


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6 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #152 ~ Shades & Shadows ~

  1. I know it’s not a beauty competition but the Eagle and Jello are tops 😃

  2. pattimoed says:

    What a gorgeous collection, Lindy! Beautiful!

  3. JohnRH says:

    Wow. Great series and selections, each and every one. Excellent.

  4. Leya says:

    A great series, Lindy. We love the same things I think – and Jello of course. Love the dunes and the beach photos. Grasses are lovely. I think you are the first one to mention drama and the possibility of danger. I had some mentioning horror too.

  5. Ralph Becker says:

    Love the flat-footed eagle and the dowitchers!

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