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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday #139 - Shadows, Reflections and Soft Lighting


Hi Everybody!

Before I get started on explaining the photos on here, I want to let you know that Hey Harriet, the blog that sponsors Shadow Shot Sunday, is located in Brisbane, Queensland Australia.  There is a great article that Tracy (aka: Harriet) wrote today about the flooding, the spirit of the people, and links to how you can help.  We are so happy that you are okay, Tracy, and are still able to do your linky party this week in spite of everything.  Thank you.

Okay, now on to the photos.  Last night, I was sitting here in the dark in the computer room, (which is a bonus room off of the living room), checking my blog.  In the living room, the table in front of the window looked like this:



I looked up on the wall behind the computer, where there are some pictures of our grandkids, and saw this reflection in the glass:


I wondered if I could get a picture that would turn out from the reflection.  After a bit of practice, I got it!  I was stoked.  I used the Aperture setting, with no flash, and zoomed in even though I was only 3 feet from the school picture.  See, it is opposite from the top photo, the plant is on the other side of the lamp.


I took these two photos in December, of two different tablescapes.


Click here for the link to this Tablescape.






Click here for the link to this  Tablescape.


Thank you for joining me today, and please go on over to Hey Harriet to see other cool shadowy photos, and read a first hand account about the flooding and the heart of folks worldwide.

10 comments:

Miss Becky said...

one of the things I most enjoy about my SSS tours is the accounting people give of how they got their shadow shots. yours is endearing and beautiful, as your photos. Is that a potted rose on the table???
your home is lovely and inviting. thanks for the peek. happy SSS.

Serendipity said...

Some nice shadows :-) I really like the little heart in the plant pot!

Sylvia K said...

Such lovely and delightful shadow shots for the day! I particularly love the roses and your composition in the first shot! Hope you have a beautiful weekend, Kathy!!

Sylvia

Catherine said...

that first shot is quite lovely........

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Miss Becky,
Thank you so much for the kind things you wrote! The flowers are artificial, but you reminded me that I should spruce up some of these photo shoots with some fresh cut ones.

Dear Serendipity,
Thanks! I got several of those little hearts for .69 at the outlet store and put them in my plants. Somebody told me that if you name your plants that they will grow better. All I know is that it really helps when I remember to water them!

Hi Sylvia,
Thank you so much! I am happy to know that you enjoyed it, and that the roses added an extra touch.

Hi Catherine,
Thank you for saying so! I used to only get 1 good one out of 100, but the odds are slowly turning in my favor. :>)

I appreciate all your comments!

Kathy

Hey Harriet said...

I love the first photo and then the second photo was even more impressive. That's really neat how you did that! And I'm so impressed with your tablescapes. Dinner parties at your house must be quite an event!

Thanks for your kind words about my waffling blog post. And it's been a real joy to be able to do the linky party today and visit my blog buddies. Have a lovely week ahead Kathy :)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Tracy, thank you for everything you said. I know, #1 is a "better" photo, but #2 took my brainpower! I am so glad that you are okay. I can only imagine the clean up that you all have to work on. God bless!

Kathy

KathyB. said...

Isn't it fun to play with the camera and catch different angles of everyday scenes, makes the whole world seem new sometimes!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

It's like a piece of art, all your photos are!!!


Selena Statue on the Bay

http://hootin--anni.blogspot.com/2011/01/along-bay-she-stands-tall-and-proud.html

Hope your day is a happy one.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Kathy B. and Anni,

It is so great to hear from you both! Thank you for your encouraging comments about my photography, I really appreciate them.

Kathy

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