Saturday, 10 April 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday!

I am excited to be joining in with Tracy's shadow shot Sunday again! I have saved, and recent shadows to show. This is yesterday in Ladywell Fields in Lewisham. I am leaning on a bridge over the Ravensbourne river. I just found this map of Lewisham rivers and an interesting discussion on flickr which makes me want to explore further... Then I found this organisation that cleans up waterways-most interesting-and worthwhile. I didn't see a kingfisher but they are there! The water was so clear and looked very tempting for a paddle.
Lantern like fence shadow leading up to the building below. I love this building so it has been very sad to see it fall into disrepair over the years I have lived here.
Isn't that tower great?
This photo is of the house at school. It was the premises manager's house years ago, but has been used as extra storage and work space for a long time now. I love the way the shadow of the tree has a clear, square space to exist.
These photos are from February I think.

Join Tracy at HeyHarriet for more shadows!

28 comments:

Ralph said...

That barrier on the bridge is beautiful, a protective grid that fall so nicely on the river below, as well as giving is a glimpse of the photo artist. The fence has vertical shadows that are great, the building in disrepair has a beautifully styled turret, with the shadow clinging to the stylish arc. The bare tree leaves a well defined shadow, although the less defined shadows created by a tree with leaves is what we seek. As always, lovely captures!

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific group of shadow shots, Sarah! Love the variety! Isn't it wonderful all the different shadows you can find once you start looking! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Catherine said...

wow what a great selection - love the first two - I know that area pretty well but don't recognise the tower - where is that??

Patti said...

I love your header - such pretty pansies.

Nice series of shadowy photos, Sarah. I like the building with the tower. And I like the one of you leaning on the railing!

Happy shadow seeking this week!

EG Wow said...

Wonderful shadows, especially the lantern like fence. Yes, the tower IS great!

Over Front Door

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

I love the 2nd and 5th shots especially with the tree's shadow fitting the gable end.

Laura Hegfield said...

:)

Martha Z said...

On this side of the pond, kingfishers are very hard to photograph, at least for me. I agree, iit is sad to see old buildings fall into disrepare. I guess that they are expensive to maintain and rehabilitate but they have so much character.

Allegra Smith said...

Lovely, each and everyone of the shots. But I nearly fell off the bed when I read you are going to Great Dixter, you lucky duck! I met the late Christopher Lloyd when he came to Oregon years ago. He was quiet and I thought he didn't impress me at first sight like someone who would take off an entire garden of English roses to plant his showgirls kind of plants. But I had visited Great Dixter by then so I could see why he felt free to do so.

Please do take lots of photos, many people around here do not even know about what a gorgeous place it is and I am sure you are going to go into the nursery to then go home with a thing or two. I know I would and I wish I could go with you. Hugs from here.

MyMaracas said...

Great set of shadow photos. I particularly like the lantern fence, and the optical illusion of a solid cube there. It's as if the shadow exists in three dimensions, which is quite an interesting idea.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Leaning on shadows—
how long will they support you?
Until dusk, at least.

Stony Shadows

Linda Sue said...

Your shadows are lovely- the water so clear. The tree shadow on the school building has a life of it's own- Great Dixter? sounds like my puppy- I looked it up - amazzzzzing! You will take tons of photos! You could have named Cassie - Great Dixter , sounds very important doesn't it? wish I could go with you, wouldn't that be a lark!

Carletta said...

Lovely shadows!
I especially like the first one.

Paula Scott said...

Nice stash of shadows! That tree shadow is HUMONGOUS!

Hey Harriet said...

The first shot is cute and I LOVE the tower! What a fantastic collection of shadows Sarah! Hope you have a great week ahead :)

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Wow, what a great collection of shadow shots.

maiaT said...

Beautiful shadow collection and many interesting patterns. Nice post.

frayedattheedge said...

Hi Sarah - a lovely collection of shadows today! Hope you and Andy have had a good weekend. love, Anne

Crafty Gardener said...

You have some wonderful photos for Shadow Shot Sunday.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Aa great series of shadow shots. Interesting note about keeping the waterways clean. Hooray.

Vickie said...

Love the shadows! They make such interesting photos.

Gallery Juana said...

Fun tour of your area! There's an abandoned house that has a tower. I'll have t get a photo of it one of these days.

Lori Saul said...

An excellent series of shadow shots. I always love the shadows of trees- this photo of yours is particularly cool as the tree seems to be enveloping the squarish building - giving it life. Great eye for shadows Sarah! It's fun when you are looking for them- they seem to be all over the place!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Sarah these pictures are wonderful .. I especially love the tree shadow .. I'm a tree hugger and seeing them in pictures is always a treat !
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment : )
I really enjoy this meme for Sunday .. I look at my pictures a little differently now .. looking for shadows ? LOL
Joy

Sea Angels said...

Shadows are almost sinister in a fairytale sort of way, these of yours seem alive and interesting as if they have a tale to tell in the shadow lands half hidden in myth.....beautiful
Hugs Lynn xxx

Kamana said...

i like the tower and the doll is cute.

colleen said...

I love the tree shadow turning real. My friends who owned a restaurant would have a huge Christmas tree by the fire and then put a small one on the roof, made to look like the bigger one went through the roof!

KindredSpirit said...

i know that tower in Ladywell..... very sad state of decay