~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #198: Light & Shadow ~

This week, Patti invites us to explore the interplay of light and shadow – a favorite subject of mine! In this post are some old favorites plus a couple new ones that I love.

Frosty Dunes

The rising sun highlights golden dune grass above while in the shadows, wind-carved sand remains frosty cold.

Leadbetter Point State Park is a nature reserve at the very northern tip of the Long Beach Peninsula. Summer nesting grounds for Snowy Plovers, those parts of the park are closed to the public during nesting season. The rest of the year (and of the park) is wide open and a wonderful place to wander with a camera! I took this shot because I loved how the shadows of the trees intersected with the trail, moving our eye into the scene.


The shadow of the above Praying Mantis is more interesting to me than the critter itself – looks like it’s about ready to knock out an opponent boxer!

Red-necked Phalarope – Phalaropus lobatus

Yesterday, a flock of Red-necked Phalarope stopped to feed in our ponds at The Breakers. A rare sighting, I dropped the beagles back home and picked up my Panasonic to get some telephoto shots. Though this one is a bit out of focus, it’s the lovely wave action and grass shadows that convinced me it would fit in this post. (More Phalarope photos to come on Wordless Wednesday!)

Miss Daisy

I’ll close with this sweet shot of Daisy at the top of the stairs in our Vancouver home. Sun shining through a second floor window provided her a nice warm spot to rest.

Wishing everyone shady places on sunny days. Whatever the weather, please honor our earth, be kind and stay safe.🐾

Thanks to Patti for another challenge reminding me of the joy of photography!

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15 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #198: Light & Shadow ~

  1. JohnRH says:

    Excellent photos Lindy. Love the dunes grasses and pathway, the boxing mantis, and bloomin’ Daisy!

  2. The boxing praying mantis gets my vote for favorite. Though the dunes capture drew me in.

  3. pattimoed says:

    Beautiful post, Lindy. Of course I love your image of Daisy.❤️😀

  4. Amy says:

    Excellent selections, Lindy! The wind-carved sand photo is remarkable.
    Love Miss Daisy!

  5. susurrus says:

    I love the delicate beauty of the ripples in the sand, the grasses and the shadows.

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