Friday, December 10, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday 82 - San Miguel
















Recently I was in San Miguel for the weekend which is a beautiful colonial town with stunning architecture in ochres, russets, and terracotta. I have taken endless shots like the one above which display this aspect of the town in terms of the gorgeous colours and strong wrought iron features, but this time I got more than a little obsessed with the monochrome....















These are just ordinary black plastic chairs set out in the sun in front of a church for a concert....











..but the patterns and shapes and shadows became very addictive to photograph over and over again - don't you agree???



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21 comments:

Tom Hilton said...

These are really great, in very different ways: the contrast between shadow and vibrant color in the first, and the starkness of the chair photos. Great patterns in both.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific, Catherine! Amazing how the same subject can be so completely different in each photo! The contrast is indeed fascinating! I love it! You are SO GOOD! Have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Fly Girl said...

These pix really do relect a lot of different patterns and shapes, I don't think I would have noticed before.

Ralph said...

These chairs and shadows feel as if they are instruments in an orchestra all by themselves. Arranged as they are, I hear a multitude of musical notes...

LauraX said...

such playful shadows...that first image is quite interesting!

EG Wow said...

While I love the colourful photo at the top, I really LOVE your mosaics made up of chair photos. BRILLIANT!

Cindy said...

Catherine,
Love the patterns of the shadows of the chairs. The first shot is really pretty, its hard to tell the shadows from the wrought iron.
thank you!

Millie Price said...

the last group of photos is my favorite. beauty is all around if you choose to look for it! nice shots

Pagan Sphinx said...

I do agree!! What fun you must have had. I am especially fond of wrought iron shadows, though. :-)

Gina

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

What intriguing patterns they make.

Beverley Baird said...

I so agree Catherine! My obsession is skies! I take endless shots, just because!
Yours of the cahirs are great! Love the symmetry and pattern!

sarayutouched said...

awesome, awesome shadow shots!!

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Yuo, yer hooked on shadows, it's a hard habit to break!!! Wonderful shots!

Martha Z said...

The monochrome patterns arranged in a collage are very effective and the pattern of the wrought iron against the colorful two tone wall is like a painting by a contemporary artist.
Your world looks bright and sunny, good for finding shadows.

Rinkly Rimes said...

The colours of the first shot and the creativity of all the other! All stunning.

Hey Harriet said...

You really do find the very best shadows! I so very much love both of these photos! Awesome Catherine! Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Arija said...

Great shots like cross stitch patterns, beautiful lines.

Paula Scott said...

I would've done the same thing!!! Without hesitation! I love your obsession! What a visual treat!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Great shadows in a warm sunny Mexico.
Compare to a freezing Europe.

Enjoy & have fun on SSS day.
/chie

The Clip Cafe said...

I always love coming here!! Your shadows are great :-) I am a finalist in a photo comp would love your vote if you have time :-)

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

First one is really pretty...and the chairs make for a really cool effect!