Friday, April 16, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday 55 - Tlacotalpan



















I've written a lot about this town this week, and have chosen this shadow shot because it is such a contrast to the rest of Tlacotalpan. This is the dark, shadowy market where little sunlight enters, and it is very hard to see what is for sale in its murky depths. I like the dog strolling in, the symmetry of the patterns above and below, and the different sombre tones and textures. This is what the rest of the town looks like.... an absolute riot of colour.....such a contrast!!


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23 comments:

A Cuban In London said...

As usual, top quality. And I liked the solitary dog in the picture.

Greetings from Kuala Lumpur.

sarayutouched said...

the arch doorway is lovely in light and shadow.

Sylvia K said...

I love the arch, too, and the starkness of the shadows in comparison to all the other colorful buildings. The dog is the perfect touch! Always love your photos, Catherine! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

Agreed the inside is dark, although the darkness does not deter the dog. The beautiful exterior in its soft pastel colors compel us to stop by. What beautiful and delicate architecture...

frayedattheedge said...

I love the contrast between your first image and the riot of colour!

Sweet Repose said...

Love it and the dog just makes it personal...and the colors, all you can say is, OH MY!!!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

This is one of a kind. The arch looks like a doormat §;-) now I start analyzing again?

Pretty shot, Cath!

Have a lovely w/end.

tinasphotoblog said...

Great shadow shot! Have a nice weekend! :D

Carin said...

WOW! what a wonderful shadowshot, like you I really like the symmetry in the paterns and that dog strolling makes it look a little scary! Don't know why!

The rest of town is mighty colourful! You are really lucky to be living in such a fabulous place!

Beverley Baird said...

Fabulous shadow! Love all the colours of the town!
The Mexico shots I posted were for you!

MyMaracas said...

Reminds me a bit of Nocturne Alley in the Harry Potter books - a quiet, dark place where shadowy dealings are done. Nice shadow in that entrance!

EG Wow said...

Stunning shadows! The arch is fabulous!

Hot Fudge said...

That first image is wonderful, particularly with the dog, and the second image I just want to eat!

Hey Harriet said...

Gosh that is quiet the contrast! I just love the dog wandering into frame. He totally makes that shot! Did you bribe him with doggie market treats? ;D

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a colourful town! I love your shadow shot, it's beautifully composed and the dog adds a real focus to the scene

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

The dog makes the picture.

wanderlust said...

Beautiful shadow shot! I've enjoyed reading your postings and seeing your pictures of this little town. It's so pretty and colorful! I would really like to visit there sometime.

Lynda Howells said...

Hix Love the colours and really like the shadow imagesxlynda
http://chocolatelifeandjazz.blogspot.com

Fly Girl said...

That is a strange contrast. That archway looks spooky, while the rest of the town looks joyful and welcoming.

Catherine said...

Hi everyone - thanks for all your comments this week - much appreciated as always...

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Cool shots...all of them! I love all the color in the collage!!

LDH said...

I love this photo too with all of the interesting shadows and lines! Very nice!

Paula Scott said...

Wow-what a stellar collection you have here! And, a great sense of timing!