Sunday, 4 April 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday

I have been having withdrawal symptoms since the last time I participated in Shadow Shot Sunday.  The problem is that I haven't had much luck with catching shadows over the past couple of weeks, so I have had to resort to sunnier days in Florence a few months back.

 
The colours are intoxicating.

A traveller finds this is the best way to cool off on a hot Florentine day.



















At night the shadows provide drama.

Tracy of Hey Harriet hosts Shadow Shot Sunday, so please pop over and discover why this is fast becoming the place to be seen!

Happy Easter to everyone - I do hope you have a joyous day surrounded by family and friends.

21 comments:

Ralph said...

The shadows are wonderful! I utilize photo archives in the quest for shadows, no nothing judgmental here...The arches in the building are stunning architecture, arc shaped shadows are so stylish! The man cooling down is is a place of strong sun and even stronger shadows. Who often considers the elegant night shadows when searching for them?

Your redesign is stylish!

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic captures and I think we all have to depend on our photo archives from time to time -- nothing wrong with that all as far as I'm concerned. I love the architecture, the man cooling off and the night shots, too! Terrific collection for the day! Hope you have a very Happy Easter weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

chubskulit said...

intricate shadows!

Please come and see my fitness shadows, happy easter!

Greyscale Territory said...

The colours in the first shot are intoxicating! There are so many protruding elements for casting shadows too! And adore the mystery of your night shot!

Dimple said...

I like the first two shots a lot!

Sweet Repose said...

Everyone I know wants to go to France, but me...I want to be Italy bound...of course that's second to Australia...so I'll gladly accept your beautiful shadows of Florence...or anywhere Aussie for that fact. Glad you're still having wonderful weather, we are in heaven here with the climes warming...it is magical!!!

Hope your holiday was fabulous!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Well, if we don't have shadows at home....why not Florence?!!
Beautiful shots - we've heard that the colors are really wonderful there as well!
Have a lovely weekend!

Mildred said...

So very nice to meet you. I have many blog friends in Australia. Hard to imagine that you are just entering Autumn as we are looking forward to Spring! These are just beautiful shadow shots today. I hope you have a lovely Easter.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Yes, I like the first one the best! Beautiful colours and shadows! Thanks for stopping by.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. The paintings in the first are amazing.

Birgitta said...

Like your shadows! Great capture!

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nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Your shadows are beautiful, love the man cooling off and the night shot

Shame that Christchurch is not closer to Mangawhai. thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

Enjoy the rest of Easter.

Hey Harriet said...

Gosh it's tough for some having to resort to their Florence holiday photos for shadows! ;) These are lovely and I especially like the last one! I hope you and your family are having a wonderful Easter long weekend Robyn!

PS - I've been so out of the loop for so long I have a bunch of BrisStyle google group messages to wade through it appears! You guys sure have been busy little bees!

Eden said...

Beautiful captures. Love all your pictures especially the last one. Great shots.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, the colours and shadows are wonderful. I love italy but have never visited Florence

fredamans said...

Great shots!


http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/04/shadow-shot.html

Patti said...

Yep, I use the archives sometimes! Not a problem. ;-)

Really like the night photo. It is beautiful.

Lucky you to have visited Florence.

Beverley Baird said...

Love your shadows from Florence. I have never been but would love to go!
Happy Easter!

Paula Scott said...

Yummy AND intoxicating, these images are! That first one-oh! How beautiful!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Your shots are amazing and dramatic too.

Now, I know how it feel while chasing shadows while sun don't cooperate, right? As we are a chaser's hard sometimes.

Downunder is going to dim & Europe will shine and my time to enjoy the sun or maybe I will enjoy the 5 weeks summer holidays in the Philippines & Singapore on June.

Happy week to come.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

Love that middle shot.