Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday 50 - Naucalpan















Last week it was our International Fair at school which celebrates our cultural diversity through music, dance, and food. I usually eat my way around the world from Argentina to Zambia always stopping off at the culinary highlights of India, Japan, Lebanon, and Thailand on the way, taking lots of enticing photos en route. This year, however, I was so busy being "British" serving up afternoon tea and scones, strawberries and cream, and a veritable mountain of Victoria sponges that I just didn't have the time.....


Near to the end of the Fair, exhausted by trying to explain what a scone was in Spanish, and to the strains of the final encores of the snappy Brazilian dance band, I snuck into the school pool for an illicit swim..... and was rewarded by these rather beautiful scenes of the sunset being reflected through the roof onto the surface of the pool. At first geometric angles and sunlight dominated, but later there was a surreal softening of hazy shapes....



So for my 50th Shadow Shot Sunday I'm paying homage to British artist Hockney to celebrate a half century of shadow shots - What do you think?? Want to join in the fun?? Then check out Shadow Shot Sunday by clicking here. Be warned it could prove most addictive!!

21 comments:

Joanna said...

I love the last combination of hazy shadows. Just beautiful. I'm wondering how you got that group tile effect. Was it through photo shop or something else?

Catherine said...

Hi Joanna - nice to hear from you - to create the collages I use photoscape which is a free download and very user friendly as I am not that technically proficient by any means!!

louciao said...

Those are intriguing shots. I particularly like the wobbly bunch.

Mmmmm, scones! With strawberries and cream...Yum! Though maybe not my first choice if I was in Mexico.

A Cuban In London said...

Hockney would be proud. And he'd probably light one up afterwards. :-)

By the way, no need for the scones. GB is so diverse nowadays that you could have taken a sample from all those other tables, put them on yours and call it British, and no one would have batted an eyelid. London has left New York behind as the city with the most foreign languages. I think we're leading by 100 or so.

So, how do you say scones in Spanish? I usually translate it as 'pastelitos', but that's wrong, so wrong. They're nothing like the Cuban 'pasteles'.

Great post, great shots. I especially liked the ones at the end of your column. Many thanks.

And re 'Nation', what a coincidence! I'm taking the book with me to read in Malaysia during my holidays.

Greetings from London.

Fly Girl said...

Beautiful shades of blue.I'd love to hear you explain scones in Spanish!

Ralph said...

The geometric shapes are great, their reflections in the shimmering water. Each line in each grid is now moving slightly, allowing these straight lines to be artistic instead of stark. Wonderful fair, and pictures too!

sarayutouched said...

...shadows and water...lovely combination.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific, unique shadow shots as always, Catherine! I do love the last combination in particular. Sounds as though you had a really hectic day! I would have loved to hear you explain scone in Spanish, too! Hope you get some rest over the weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Tom Hilton said...

What a lovely set of shadows--both sets.

Sweet Repose said...

I can almost smell the clorine...beautiful!

Hot Fudge said...

I just posted my shot for this week (well, we've all just woken here in Australia) and popped over to take a look at your blog. I was amazed at the similarity of our shots this week - how clever are we!

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

What a stunning collection, I especially like the calm blue set. It must have been so refreshing to have a quick dip and to know that you had walked away with such fantastic shots as well!

Greyscale Territory said...

O these watery shadows are magical! Love the artistic wave patterns!

Joops said...

Great shadow shots!


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Cassie said...

I think these are T-riffic Shadow Shots!! Love your bottom collage. The colors and shadows and water were the perfect combination. Happy SSS to you.

Martha Z said...

Lovely dreamy shots but what a shame to miss all that good food. I hope your sacrafice was appreciated.

ADonald466 said...

A super collection of photos!! I once made mince and tatties for an international women's group while living in Indonesia .....
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Paula Scott said...

PERFECT! Absolutely perfect! Love those "Hockney" shots!

Hey Harriet said...

These are amazing Catherine! Your 50th shadow shot? Woohoo! That's so cool and I'm glad you play along each week. I love seeing what you come up with! Hope you had a lovely weekend :)

Catherine said...

thanks for all the wonderful comments this week...will be checking out all your blogs very soon as I have just been away at the beach for a long weekend...Greetings!

Lianne said...

love these shots! beautiful reflections.

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