August 27, 2011

Palm Shadow

Manila, 2011

A potted palm casting its shadow in our lanai (veranda). The organic shape of the leaves in contrast to the geometric lines of the house appeals to me.

Linking with the blogging communities at Weekend in Black and White and Shadow Shot Sunday.

29 comments:

Tina said...

Great BW! - Dont feed is a joke from the people which are living there :)

Kay L. Davies said...

Delightful shadows in black and white, Francisca.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous shadow shot!

cieldequimper said...

Could be a lovely greetings card.

James said...

What a beautiful shadow! I really like shadows like this in black and white. I've been taking some late afternoon photos of shadows myself. Now I just need to find time to make them black and white. :)

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Becky said...

I LOVE this shot. such a strong, bold shadow it throws. very very nice. and I haven't heard/seen the word lanai since visiting my in-laws in Hawaii. it's a lovely word. happy day to you Francisca!

Woody said...

A beautiful, peaceful shots.

Shooting Parrots said...

Even in b/w, you can feel the warmth.

awarewriter said...

The shapes appeal to me as well Francisca. This is Lovely.

EG Wow said...

Incredibly beautiful! WOW!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Wonderful play of dancing shadows!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Excellent photography.

Regards!

H said...

I'm always a sucker for photos of light and shadows. This one is excellent!! It is especially effective for being black and white (which is a setting I think I should experiment with much more!)

Modesto Viegas said...

Well done, good shot!!!

Sylvia K said...

A truly superb shadow shot, Cisca! For me it is a classic! I love the sharp shadows of the plant and the softer ones of of the house! Happy SSS! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Cildemer said...

Very nice B&W! Love the patterns of the leaves around the circle of the pot!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Have a nice and happy weekend****

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love how the shadows from the leaves are spilling out all over the ground around the pot!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

All those swirls and whirls and twirls of the fronds--delightful!

SHADOW DITTY

Shadows of onyx, shadows of grey,
Shadows to chase my doldrums away;
Shadows each morning, shadows at night,
Shadows, O shadows, you’re my delight!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows of Mexico here and here

LauraX said...

Beautiful shadow pattern...and there you were, to pay attention and capture the moment for us:-)

T. Becque said...

Nice choice in bw, such a simple and appealing graphic image.

Kaori said...

Fabulous shadows! I really like the plant, too. Looks like a hot summer day :D

chubskulit said...

Such a beautiful shadow shot!

My shadow, post, have a blessed Sunday!

Birdman said...

I would take this picture too. Neat!

♥ Braja said...

real nice, love B&W...

Dragonstar said...

I love these shadows, and the brightness of that top right leaf is perfect.

Really Rainey said...

Oooooo this is such a great shot! Love the shadows of the palms...

Good Rule Keep Cool!
Rainey @ The Project Table

jennyfreckles said...

This has a lot of impact - simple but atmospheric - a great B&W choice.

Phyllis said...

I like the way the shadow takes up more space in the shot than the actual plant does - your eye is drawn down towards the bottom of the photo and then back up to look at the plant.

Evelyn said...

Nice shadows. A great capture, Francisca.