Monday, January 24, 2011

Sunset: Shadow Shots

Since first noticing how beautiful indoor shadow shots can be, I've been trying to take the time to notice good opportunities.  

In the winter, it's easy, because there are rare days of beautiful sunshine, and when that sun is out, it's easy to notice the fun ways it plays with the interior of our homes: bouncing off windows and onto furniture, wood trim.

All quite fun.

The morning sun throws a different color of shadow--more white and illuminating, the afternoon colors are richer, darker:  more yellow/orange, and, like the sunset itself--just a pleasure to shoot because by only waiting a matter of just minutes, the sun is in another place and the light different yet again!

And the best part of shadow shots?  Nothing can make them look more stunning than they do coming straight out of the camera.

But you have to be quick...!

Sunsets wait for no one.  ;-)


★Carol★ said...

Great shadow shots! Have you ever heard of taking pictures during the blue hour? There is a site, bluehoursite dot com, where you can enter your zip code and it will tell you the prime time to take the pictures. They're really stunning. I want to try this summer, and you should too, because you take such wonderful photos!
Happy Monday!

Deanna said...

enjoying your blog and these shadowy pics!
neat place you live.

spring can't come too soon!

God bless,

lil red hen said...

I guess I'd never thought about the shadows; but I have noticed dust bunnies show up more when the sun shines on them.

Unknown said...

You so beautifully capture these awesome pictures for us to all enjoy. Thank you.

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Have a beautiful week, keep on clicking those pics ~

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Just gorgeous, Joni! You have such a keen eye :)
xo, misha

Linda said...

I love the shadow shots....and yes you do have to be quick to get these shots. I was driving home from work one late evening on a country road and the sunset was gorgeous and yes I did stop and shoot some photos....very quickly!!!