Sunday, March 25, 2007

Self Portrait in Shadow


Normally when taking photos, I do everything possible to keep my shadow out of the frame. However, as the the sun sinks low in the sky, the shadows stretch out, and I grow intrigued. The shadows become a subject in of themselves. My human form is distorted like in a funhouse mirror, all legs and no head. The red-winged blackbirds were singing up a storm.

9 comments:

Nadine said...

It is positively thrilling to hear the birds singing in the dark every morning when I take the dog out now. Dare I hope for spring?

Not so little sister said...

Beautiful picture!

Sara said...

Lovely :)

Hearing the bird makes it seem entirely possible that spring will come, doesn't it?

One of my favorite pictures from our Ireland trip is a family self-portrait of our shadows, with the sun setting behind us into the ocean and our shadows stretching out along a farm lane toward the rocky coast.
(http://www.deathstar.org/~svanlooy/coppermine/displayimage.php?album=27&pos=30)

Nicole said...

Excellent photo and great idea. You are quite creative, you know. And the birds, I hear them too.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I love long shadows, too! What fun! And birds singing! Hurray! It's actually warm outside. (Yesterday for a while, it was almsot verging on HOT!)

Casey said...

Beautiful!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

You need a new avatar.

Aliki2006 said...

Lovely picture--lovely image with words, too!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very cool. This is a fun shot and the scene itself is evocative of things to come. Soon it will look like this.