Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday 47 - Mexico City















I didn't have to travel far for this week's shadow shot - in fact, just as far as the carpark in my building which was displaying a veritable optical illusion of stripes and angles from the gates and shadows....



















The shots remind me of the Op Art work of British artist Bridget Riley, and I quite like them in sepia too....








What do you think?? For more optical illusory shadowplay check out Shadow Shot Sunday by clicking here....Have fun!!

25 comments:

Ralph said...

The artistry is stunning in this world of shadows. The diagonal stripes are busy, maybe even confusing to our eyes. But we continue to look at the strong and artistic shadows. A wonderful capture!

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic, Catherine! You do get some of the greatest shadow shots! Of course, Mexico you're blessed with lots of sun and that makes shadow shopping all the more fun! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

chubskulit said...

interesting forms of shadow lines.

Flowers in the Walkwaysis my contribution to SSS.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

I agree with Mr. Ralph. Very artistic in our world.

Great job, Lady.

Happy SS...
xoxo

Sweet Repose said...

I think I'm gonna fall down...wow, what a cool shadow, better take off the bifocals!

Anne Donald said...

Excellent photos!!

Johnny Nutcase said...

ohh! neat stuff! Great shadows and it certainly does play with your head some!

Beverley Baird said...

Wow! I thought it was an optical illusion! Great shots!

Paula Scott said...

Yes! Op art! Sigh...your images always give me shadow envy! They are so intense and always lots of pattern and play.

Hot Fudge said...

What a fantastic quilt your images would make. If you're not a quilter, maybe you should think about it!

momijitomitsukoshi said...

Very clever! You have an eye for the unusual. They're absolutely great.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Very effective optical illusionary images - it is difficult keeping the eye focused! Do you remember when an
artist put green and red together, how that jiggled the
spectrum. When you visit NYC, do let one of us know!

CJ said...

The first thing I though of when I saw your photos was that they reminded me of Bridget Riley's works. Then, I saw that you already noticed that. I taught art for 32 years and one of my students' favorite projects was to create op art. Fantastic photos. You've create your own op masterpieces with these.

How great that you are teaching in Mexico. I taught English in Brazil for several years ---40 years ago. I plan to visit some of my former students on my first trip back to Brazil later this year.

Check out my shadows this week HERE.

Gallery Juana said...

amazing. like all your versions too.

Catherine said...

Thanks for all the great comments this week...much appreciated..

Cassie said...

Wonderful! These are great shadow shots. Happy SSS!

Hey Harriet said...

Whoa! Makin' me dizzy. I can't tell what is real and what is shadow. I really like that about it! Very cool!

Icy BC said...

Oh wow..Those are great shadow shots. They truly can confuse my eyes.

jabblog said...

Marvellous shadow shots - but quite dizzying! Imagine a jigsaw of one of these . . . ;-)

Catherine said...

Hi Cassie, Harriet, Jablog and Icy - glad you like the dizzying aspect of these shots...thansks for the comments

Sarah said...

Wow these shots are stunning and yes very Bridget Riley (who I love!) You should frame these they look so striking.

Carolyn Ford said...

Wow! That is quite an amazing shadow shot! So artistic, as if it was planned.

Stine in Ontario said...

I LOVE these. And to think they were there in your neighbourhood ready for you to snap!

toby said...

Sorry I only just saw these now, but I'm glad I did! Those are fantastic shots, they should be hanging in a museum somewhere :)
Well found and captured!

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