Friday, February 4, 2011

Shadow Shot 90 - Boston Common















I know lots of you are sick of the sight of snow and can't wait for the spring thaw, but living in Mexico for six years, a few days in the snow is stunningly beautiful. Last week I was in Boston for 5 days with a group of 16 Mexican students representing Singapore at the Harvard Model United Nations Conference. We managed to arrive just before a major snowstorm and we managed to leave just before the next one which was even worse. Some of the students had never experienced snow before ever, so a walk on Boston Common was truly unique for them......The sun was out and the shadows were striking....





















































Here they all are having lots of fun in the snow, discovering the joy of snowball fights.....



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20 comments:

Owen said...

Aaaarrrggggghhhh... more snow !

Looks like all had a fine time, lucky to get some sunshine for casting shadows between the storms. Lucky you could get in and out, with all the thousands of flights cancelled...

Happy shadow hunting...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Mexican students representing Singapore? Now that's an interesting juxtaposition!

Your shadow-on-snow shots remind me of my days of living in Vermont and New Hampshire as a youngster. I have to confess that I enjoy the snow more from a distance now than close up!

Chiseled Shadows

Vernz said...

wow another snow here... how can our world be so opposite, it's been a head cracking day here.. the sun was fierce today..
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sarayutouched said...

despite the snow...how cool for the students!! love the tree shots!!

Sylvia K said...

That had to be such a fun experience for the kids! I am glad that all of you got in and out of Boston between storms! Your shadow shots are terrific as always, Catherine. Bet is was good to get back to some warm temps!! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love Boston Commons....have never seen it in the snow - so thanks! Bet those memories will stay with them forever - I love talking to people who have never seen snow - seems so funny, guess we take some things for granted (when you get inches upon inches of the stuff!!)
Have a great week Catherine!

frayedattheedge said...

How wonderful for them to experiance snow! When we lived in Indonesia, our driver was always asking me what snow was like, but he never really understood my explanations!

Beverley Baird said...

What gorgeous shadows! Love the trees especially! Looks like your students had a wonderful time!

Tom Hilton said...

Wonderful shadows--definitely the good side of snow.

Lucka said...

Great shadows onb the beautiful snow. Have a great day.

EG Wow said...

I love these shadow shots in the snow, Catherine! I think snow makes a fabulous "canvas" for shadows. And I don't mind snow. It's the grey days of late December and early January that I don't like. :)

Ralph said...

I think that we who are so jaded about this season have conveniently forgotten the simple visual beauty the snow gives us. Boston offers so many areas to capture shadows, and you have found all of them. The change from warm to cold is stark, but beauty is seen everywhere and in every season!

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

That last shot is priceless, are they having fun or what!!! Yeah we're sick of it, but we always are, it's just a pain(in the back) and we're always glad to see it go...next we'll be bitching about mowing the grass...HUMANS!!!

Have a fun weekend!

s

Cassie said...

Yes, your shadows are striking indeed. Love 'em!! I bet the kids had a great time in the fluffy white stuff too. Happy SSS!

indicaspecies said...

Lovely shadow shots.

Serendipity said...

Wow, those are great. I especially like the one with the wire fence.

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

your shadows are almost dancing, really well done. Love the group photo too

Wendy said...

How fun it must of been for those who hadn't seen snow before. Glad you were lucky with storm timings and didn't get stuck.

A Cuban In London said...

Lovely shots. I quite like snow but I hope residents in Chicago don't catch me saying that. :-)

Greetings from London.

...louciao... said...

The snow shadows are so graphically pleasing, looking as if they were created by a very skilled doodler. It strikes me as a minor miracle that all the kids were outfitted for snow, arriving from Mexico like that. An experience of a lifetime for them.