Friday, October 23, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday 30 - At Home

After two consecutive weekends away and a trip looming next weekend to Nicaragua, I am enjoying a quiet and tranquil weekend at home.....

There are no shortage of shadows in my tiny flat dubbed "El Palacio Rojo" (The Red Palace), and I like these tiny quiet spaces which for some reason remind me of two English artists - Rachel Whiteread famous for making white plastercasts of forgotten spaces that nobody notices, and Alan Bennett's monologues in "Talking Heads"; one of which is entitled "The cracker under the sofa"...

For more fun with shadows, check out the weekly meme Shadow Shot Sunday for a wonderful selection of imaginative and creative photography...

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27 comments:

James said...

Great shadow shots. I love the middle picture. It's excellente!

Sylvia K said...

Fabulous shadow shots as always, Catherine! Love the rich colors! Once again you've reminded me of my year in San Miguel and my lovely little apartment there! Thanks for memories -- and the great shots!!!

Enjoy your day -- and your trip next weekend!

Sylvia

Jane ... said...

Beautiful red SSs--so rich! You've brought back memories of my travels in Mexico and Central America. Happy new week & safe travel!

Pam said...

This is one of the most creative shots I have seen in a long time. You have a wonderful imagination.

Carolyn Ford said...

The mosaic is so amazing! Very very nice shadow shots from Mexico City! Wow!

Ralph said...

The light filters through the shadows up top, the mix of light orbs and shadows so beautiful! The palms are leaving their interesting shape against the red instead of the usual green. The shapes seem to be moving with the breeze, too. Brilliant captures!

Pacey said...

Shadows are just beautiful...love the collage here Catherine. And yeah, there's no place like home...have a nice trip. looking forward to your nicaragua photos.

Tom Hilton said...

Lovely. That middle one is my favorite, but they all have such great color and cool shadows.

Martha Z said...

Nice shadows against a colorful background.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely shadows and nice colour contrasts too

Paula Scott said...

What an exotic agenda! And always, always great images to share with us. I love how you present them too.

indiajourney said...

warm, rich colour and beautiful shadows :)

ps. "roja" in Tamil means rose. in a sense, you have a rosy home :) have a great trip.

Sam said...

Love the collage you've made here - gorgeous!!

Hey Harriet said...

Your Red Palace photos are amazing! You always bring such vibrant colour to SSS! Have a fun trip to Nicaragua. You lucky thing! Looking forward to seeing the photos from the trip. Enjoy your lovely quiet weekend :)

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Beautiful pinks and reds and mosaic arrangement - do like the first shot and the reference to the English artists.

Carin said...

WOW that collage with shadows is so colourful and beautiful!

You asked where my shadow shot is taken. Well it is taken in Nijmegen, a city in The Netherlands, Europe.

Joops said...

Wonderful shadow photos!
Here's my first Shadow Shot Sunday

Catherine said...

Hey Harriet - thanks for the vote of confidence in my colour shots...think my contributions will change drastically when I move back to London!!

Catherine said...

to all you shadow shooters who have stopped by this week - thanks so much for all the appreciative comments - loved reading them and loved all your shots too..

Rimkogeren said...

Your pictures are like nonfigurative art. Perfect! Often the abstract art is a picture of the reality. Thanks for your comment.

Paula said...

I love the reds and the shadows, the collage is a nice bonus. Have fun on your trip, I wish I was going!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Oh WOW! Do we ever love that Red! What fantastic, happy shadows!

Catherine said...

Hi Paula, Rim and Summer girls - thanks for stopping by..loved your shots too!!

Really Rainey said...

Fantastic color, texture and shadows!
I hope you have a great week ahead!
~Really Rainey

BLOGitse said...

Great SS shots, colours, shadows - beautiful!

Beverley Baird said...

Fabulous shadows!

Catherine said...

Hi Blog, Bev and rainey...thanks for stopping by and thanks for the comments...much appreciated