Saturday, 17 October 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday

The one thing I really missed while I was away was my Shadow Shot Sunday kick. You don't realise how addictive it is until you're away from your computer for several weeks, even if you are having the holiday of your life. Tracy has a lot to answer for!

I took a fair few photos on our travels (well, quite a fair few to be honest) and here are a couple of shadow shots which bring back happy memories.


This one was taken from a window at Hampton Court Palace on a fairly hot day.

This one was taken at the foot of the Eiffel Tower on a fairly cold day.


But this one of my clever Egyptian friend in the Louvre is my favourite. See how he's made a dog head wall shadow - what a guy.


This final shot has nothing at all to do with shadows, but I thought you'd like to see this gorgeous young Italian waiter in Florence who didn't lift a finger all night - he simply stood there and the young women flocked into the restaurant. Nice.

23 comments:

Sweet Repose said...

WOW...a dream holiday indeed, good to have you back to share the addiction...love the shadow dog. Isn't it funny how we are now consumed by the catching of a mere shadow, will stop dead in our tracks for that perfect shot.

It is good to have our eyes a little wider to the universe!

have a wonderful Sunday friend!

sharon

Martha Z said...

Great shadows all, I bet there are a lot more great shots to come. I'm looking forward to them.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! what a fun post! And it did bring back memories of my trips to Paris and Italy!! AND, the beautiful young waiter that just has to stand! Love it -- we should all be so lucky!
And on top of all that -- marvelous shadow shots! Love the shadow dog!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

bobbie said...

I love fence shadows. And the tower is just wonderful!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Welcome back, Lady? Was that the reason you're away for a couple of months? Wonderful to hear that you been to Europe. Amazing isn't it? That's a dream trip, I supposed. You're worth it.

Anyways, all the shots are well done taken. Huh! I wonder what he's doing there? Guess, he's a sort of guard?

Happy SS

Ralph said...

The shadow of the fence is nice, the angled vertical iron rail looks longer in the sun, and not at all confining. A fence whose best view is on the sidewalk canvas.

The Eiffel Tower is a magnificent structure, the iron skeleton looking ad delicate as lace. My wife and daughter have been to this twice, myself never :(
The 'City of Lights' beckons...

moe lauher said...

Great shadow shots, even the waiter seems kind of shady.

Thanks for sharing

edward and lilly said...

Great post Robyn, the Egyptian shadow is amazing! If only every restaurant had a hunky young Italian man to lure women in!

Patti said...

Great shadow shots...I was lucky enough to travel to Paris twice with my daughter's high school group..

I got some photos of the Eiffel Tower. Now I"ll have to check if they have shadows for this meme. ;-)

I love the Egyptian statue. Very cool.

Thanks for stopping by my blog ~

Faith Hope and a whole lotta Love said...

Gorgeous holiday shots! Welcome back to Oz! :)

twinklestarart said...

I love these shots, brings me back to my working holiday many years ago. That shadow shot of the Eiffel Tower is almost as divine at that Italian waiter ;)

Quilt Works said...

Great job on shadows! I love the museum shot!

Hey Harriet said...

Oh look at you Fancy Pants Fudge with your Eiffel Tower and Louvre shadow shots and your cute little Italian waiter. As if I wasn't green with envy before your trip! I've just turned Hulk-style green now! ;)

Seriously, I LOVE that Eiffel Tower photo! It's so lovely having you join us again. I missed you!

Greyscale Territory said...

O those shadows are beautiful! Delightful collection!

But I especially love the Egyptian statue creating the dog's head in shadow with its hands! Incredible!

Rosebud Collection said...

Great shots..I had to laugh at the waiter shot..Very funny..
Happy SSS.

Pam said...

This is a beautiful collection of shadow shots, I enjoyed them all.

Paula said...

Very clever work! I ws wondering if they put the waiter on the menu or if he was just the special.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely shadows, especially of the sculpture...

Beverley Baird said...

What a great variety of shadows! Looks like it was a wonderful trip!

Pacey said...

Great creations and the shadow from the window view is exquisite, very creative of you. And funny about that young guy, huh?

Rambling Woods said...

What a great collection of shadows. I would love to visit Paris..Michelle

Sandrine said...

Is that the Italian men power unveiled?!!!;)I like the different "point de vue" of our dear tour!

Sam said...

Love La Tour Eifeel!!...and the handsome Italian waiter!! :)