Lisbon Shadows — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Shadows

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Shadows.

Walking through the Alfama in Lisbon, Portugal, we came across this double-shadowed building. In an area famous for its street art, the wall featured a simple shadow of a girl surrounded by flying birds. We were struck by the juxtaposition of the faux shadows  with the real shadows thrown by the bush and window shutters.

 

This photo was taken on September 8, 2017. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/16, 1/50 sec, 18 mm.

Day 3: 7 Days, 7 Photos

“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.”

This challenge came from Suzi a.k.a. Obsolete Childhood. Rather than challenge a specific person each day, this challenge goes to anyone who enjoys black and white photography.

Day 1: 7 Days, 7 Photos

“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.”

This challenge came from Suzi a.k.a. Obsolete Childhood.  Rather than challenge a specific person each day, this challenge goes to anyone who enjoys black and white photography.

 

Three Shadows

This is our entry in Dutch goes the Photo!’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Three.

Three long shadows are cast by the early morning sun. The receding wave cannot erase them from the shell-crusted sand.

 

This photo was taken at 8:30 am on June 2, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/800 sec, 4.5 mm

 

A shadow, an illusion

This photo is our entry in The Daily Post Daily Prompt: Illusion.

Wat Sum Pow is a small Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The stairway leading to the entrance of the temple is adorned on each side by a Naga (great snake) being eaten by a Makara (sea monster that is half-fish, half-animal).  According to  The Window to Chiang Mai,

the Naga and Makara symbolize the ties that bind man to the world of illusion, and the path that frees man from that illusion.

The photo below shows the shadow of one of the balustrades.

Here is a photo of the Naga and Makara on the balustrade that cast that shadow.

These photos were taken on February 3, 2017. Specs are:

Shadow: Canon 100D, ISO 400, f/3.5, 1/1250 sec, 20 mm

Balustrade: Canon 100D, ISO 400, f/4, 1/640 sec, 18 mm