Saturday, 22 November 2014

In the shadows

As I mentioned earlier in the week, I have been enjoying playing with my camera recently on different settings and trying to look at things differently.  When I was taking my camera upstairs to take some shots on my desk I noticed the shadows that were being cast by the surprisingly bright sunshine that was coming through the doors and windows.  It seemed like a good idea to try and get some pictures as I had my camera in hand and I was in the mood to experiment.


The obscure glass in the door makes so amazing patterns on the walls, although, it isn't really very good at obscuring the view in or out!




The woodchip wallpaper in the hallway isn't really that attractive, but I find it so interesting to look at the patterns that it casts when the light shines across it.


Now, I have no idea what was casting this shadow.  It was so regular and perfect.  I tried moving things to see if I could work out what it might be, but I couldn't and then all of a sudden it just disappeared.  I haven't noticed it before, but I will look out for it again!

In some ways it is odd to be creeping around your own home camera in hand waiting to sneak up on the shadows, but it is interesting to see how the light moves and changes and is a good way to practice taking photographs.

I hope that the sun is shining with you today!

Amy

23 comments:

  1. Glad you've been enjoying your camera, I like watching the shadows as well. Yours almost look as though they are reflections of water, they're lovely. Have a good weekend Amy. CJ xx

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  2. Interesting play of light Amy. Grey and rather cold here today X

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  3. What a strange pattern, you will have to tell us what it is if you find out.

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  4. Well done with your camera experiments. I love the spooky one...! Thanks too for the lovely weather wishes but it is chucking it down here, definitely anti-rain weapon weather.

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  5. I did a similar post yesterday too! LOL I love the shadows on your walls. Perhaps the curvy mystery one was something outside? I enjoy the sun and shadows inside and out. The more sun the better! Have a wonderful weekend Amy. xx Pam

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  6. So glad the sun is shining for you x x x

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  7. Fun to experiment with the camera. It is sunny and cold here this a.m. Have a good day.

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  8. Lovely !!
    Still I'm curious what casted that last shadow....

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  9. You and Pam have something in common, tracking how the light plays in your house. I like the interesting patterns you found!

    Karen

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  10. Interesting shadows for sure. I'll be some of them were dancing, so maybe could even have made a video? The last one is very curious.

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  11. Lovely shadows and reflections, Amy. I wonder what that last one was? I hope you find out:)

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  12. I love watching the shadows and light play in the house - we have some Christmas tree ornaments that look like small disco balls and when they twirl in the sunshine the whole room fills with shimmering patterns.

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  13. I like seeing shadows and light too. Fun to play with the camera and get some shots of it!

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  14. So lovely to catch the light casting shadows when it is in short supply. Lovely photos, Bee xx

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  15. It looks like a big hand wrapping around the corner!
    I often walk around the house with my camera...I guess we are both kooky!
    You can find some interesting shots!
    enjoy your weekend Amy...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  16. It has been raining all day today. Mostly drizzle, but some heavier.

    The neat thing about a rainy day is that the colors out by the lake seem much more vivid. The sunlight really washes out the fall colors.

    I wonder what made that funny shadow. Hope you figure it out.

    It was a good day to stay inside, listen to football and get the house spiffy clean for Thanksgiving.

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  17. Hi Amy! How are you?? I am just stopping by quickly to tell you hello, I have been thinking about you but my papers at Uni seem to keep me very crazy busy! So I don't get a lot of time to visit or blog. Your photographs are lovely. I hope you have a great upcoming week,
    Tammy

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  18. Really interesting pictures, Amy. It is amazing what we can achieve with imagination and modern cameras, isn't it. Error 400 has been back to plague me this weekend and I have had trouble getting onto your blog. Here's hoping this comment makes it through :)) xxx

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  19. Interesting shadows Amy, that last one looks like a corrugated roof or something like that is there one nearby? hope you're enjoying your weekend. :) xx

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  20. I often walk around the house, chasing the shadows. I think blogging has made me look at the everyday with totally new eyes. I wonder if you'll ever work out what the mystery shadow is. I'm intrigued!
    Leanne xx

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  21. Your photos are very good - very interesting. Not much sun here today but at least it isn't raining.

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  22. Beautiful photos my friend.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  23. Very interesting. 'Negative shapes' can be more interesting than the regular subjects of photographs and you have proved that with your shadow study. It reminded me of when I was 4 or 5 years of age when I would try to step on or catch my shadow (to no avail, of course). It used to fascinate me, especially when the angle of the sun would distort the body shapes. May you continue having fun with your camera. :-)

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