2020 Photo Challenge 18: shadows

Posted: May 5, 2020 in 2020 Photo Challenge
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I’m joining a new (for me) photo challenge today. Jude combines teaching and challenge at Travel Words, this month with the focus on light, this week looking at using light and shadow.

This week’s assignment – Look for shadows. Strong light, casting well-defined shadows, can create interesting abstract images. Layering light and shadows brings a sense of depth to an image and can convey mystery.

Here are a few of my favorite shadow shots, the first one taken in the living room of our home in Ohio.

This shell on the beach at Cape May, New Jersey had a lovely shadow.

While my husband attended an IT convention in San Francisco some years ago, I was free to wander and explore the city. The shadows and reflections in this pond made gave this photo a delicate Oriental feel.

Don’t forget to look up. This is above the entryway to one of the libraries in Naperville, Illinois and on this sunny day, it was particularly eye-catching.

If you’d like to join, I’m sure Jude would love to have you. Here are the “rules.”

  • Create your own post with some information about how you composed the shot.
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Add the tag #2020PhotoChallenge so everyone can find your entry easily in the WP Reader
  • Get your post(s) in by the end of the month, as the new theme comes out on the first Sunday in June.
  1. pommepal says:

    A really great selection of shadows Janet. I do like the shadows on the pond, very oriental

  2. beth says:

    light and shadow are magic. you’ve captured them very well here. i especially like the first one

    • Thanks, Beth. That’s one of my favorites as well, just something that caught my eye one sunny day and made me grab my camera. Enjoy your day.

  3. Heyjude says:

    A lovely selection Janet. I love the different types of shadows you have selected, the first one is very interesting. And the pool does look like a Japanese painting. Thank you for joining me 🙂

  4. Su Leslie says:

    I like all of these Janet,especially the first.

  5. Sue says:

    Love the variety, Janet!

  6. Loved your shadow play, especially the library sky lights. BTW, when I clicked the link from my email to say you’d made a post, it went to a 404 page instead. I got here from that page’s sidebar link to this post.

  7. lolaWi says:

    lovely images of shadows! 🙂

  8. scr4pl80 says:

    Very cool, especially the pond. It looks like a painting. I get some shadows with my concert pictures occasionally, mostly by accident.

  9. anitashope says:

    Lovely pictures. The pond shot was really nice.

  10. The shell is my favorite. Something about the organic curved lines and the grainy texture along with the shadows and grayness.
    Classic, timeless, elegant – all at once

  11. restlessjo says:

    That first is nicely atmospheric, Janet. Great pics! 🙂 🙂