Saturday, August 29, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday Self Portrait

The first hints of the end of summer reveal themselves in the long afternoon shadows. Sunset comes minutes earlier each evening. Flowers are just a slightly less brilliant shade of color than the day before. The butterflies are gone and the other insects seem a step slower. Summer may be slipping away, but I still have this day to enjoy.

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On edit: Margaret inquired whether this was a self timed shot. Nope. I set this up in the hallway outside of my son's bathroom where the octagonal window is. Here is the uncropped shot. I just aimed the camera at the mirror in the bathroom and lined the shot up.

21 comments:

  1. My first hint of the end of summer: Shopping for a new heating system. The flowers still look as brilliant to me, maybe more so because I know they will be gone soon. ~Mary

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  2. Oh, what terrific, interesting shadow shots, Chris! I love them both!

    Have a great day!

    Sylvia

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  3. Both shots are great! First time I have seen a self-portrait - a timed shot, I wonder.

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  4. I like your self-portrait-particularly the uncropped one-the way you are in the light in the middle of all the shadow. Great!

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  5. Is that you shooting hoops in the pic behind? Because then it's a self-portrait of a self-portrait.

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  6. You will not be in the shadow for very long I hope :)
    Happy SSS!

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  7. You are something else..Wonderful shots. So creative. And to think, all I do is drag things around.
    Happy SSS.

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  8. Love these photos! The touch of shadow whispering through the leaf in the first shot is delightful! And both following shots are very creative.

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  9. Love the self portrait. What a clever way to accomplish that! I imagine that octagonal window offers lots of possibilities for a shutterbug.

    Your writing is lovely here, too. I can sense the melancholy creeping in, and I share the sentiment. It's all fading away too quickly.

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  10. Summer afternoon—
    I peer into deep shadows
    of the darkling room.

    My Shadow Shots

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  11. very interesting effects in this shot...

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  12. I'll take every moment that summer will give, right to the last, even in it's fading splendor...cool, fun portrait...love playing around about getting the shots!

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  13. that's a great self portrait! I really like the flower too, they are fading but some are still good for a few weeks longer...

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  14. Chris, you are a sick man(Compound W)...I like that in a person...ha!

    Have a great day!!!

    sharon(and the disappearing toad)

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  15. Looks like my bloggie friends in SS are going artistic this w/end.

    Awesome...

    Hope you had a wonderful w/end.
    xoxo to all

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  16. Nice shadows -- but don't be talking about about summer ending, though!

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  17. If you read the shadow backwards in this post it says "teG kcab ot eht llirg, eht doof si gninrub" ...great shot!

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  18. The end of summer is not a good thing! Unless you of course enjoy cold weather. Love both these photos. Especially your self-portrait shot!

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  19. Chris, ya know I love your photographs but this shot feels a lot like 'Psycho'.

    Sorry, I just call em like I see em.
    :-(

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