Enlightenment Through Photography


I took this photograph of the shadow of a tree at the weekend in the soft warm afternoon light. I’d been looking for a nice crisp tree shadow for a little while. It is remiss of me once again to be unable to name the tree. I focused on the artistic aspect rather than the scientific for this image.

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30 responses

  1. eremophila

    Nice combination of the shadow with the fallen leaves.

    October 18, 2011 at 11:34 am

    • Thank you eremophila. Yes – I was pleased that the fallen leaves had been left intact in this otherwise orderly well-kempt place :-)

      October 18, 2011 at 11:52 am

  2. What a bright image. The photo makes us peaceful. :smile:

    October 18, 2011 at 11:57 am

    • Thank you cocomino. I’m pleased that you get a peaceful feeling from it. I like that feeling too :-)

      October 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm

  3. love the photo

    October 18, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    • Thank you bbofd! It reminds me of a lovely sunny Autumn afternoon!

      October 18, 2011 at 6:20 pm

  4. Northern Narratives


    October 18, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    • Thank you Northern Narratives – and thanks so much for your visit :-)

      October 18, 2011 at 6:21 pm

  5. Yes, very nice shadow. I do wonder what type of tree it is. I’m intrigued.

    October 18, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    • Thanks Fergie. I’ll probably go back to have a proper look at the tree and leaves and will update :-)

      October 19, 2011 at 8:36 am

  6. Sometimes the simplest things are the most profound, I love the way there are actually falling leaves on the shadow’s branches.

    October 18, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    • Thank you bardess. Yes – the leaves were just in the right place for the shot :-)

      October 19, 2011 at 8:38 am

  7. Savira

    The green is so lush and the shadow makes it so dramatic…

    October 19, 2011 at 6:26 am

    • Thank you Savira! Yes the shadow on the bright grass came out quite strong – and nice and long!

      October 19, 2011 at 8:44 am

  8. nice composition and clear shadow.

    October 19, 2011 at 12:44 pm

  9. Great shadow, another effect of the unusually bright sunshine at this time of year. :-)

    October 19, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    • Thanks Hallysann. Yes – in a way, this could be a summer shot as it’s so bright and the contrast is so strong. The long shadows of Autumn are fun :-)

      October 19, 2011 at 10:29 pm

  10. elmediat

    Nice composition. it would be interesting to see a black&white version.

    October 20, 2011 at 3:42 am

    • Thank you elmediat! I did a B&W version but it wasn’t as strong. Maybe I needed to spend a bit more time on it.

      October 20, 2011 at 11:15 am

  11. Beautiful! I love photos of nature and judging from your posts, it is an inspiration to you, too :)

    October 20, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    • Thank you LOL! Oh yes, connecting with Nature is SO important to me and it has been wonderful to have the time this year to get out and about with the camera to look at and understand Nature a little bit better. Many thanks for your visit :-)

      October 21, 2011 at 9:48 am

  12. perfect shadow

    October 21, 2011 at 1:50 am

    • Thanks Terry. A reminder of some strong Autumn sunshine :-)

      October 21, 2011 at 9:52 am

  13. What an utterly delicious lime photo!

    October 21, 2011 at 10:16 am

    • Ah – a lime tree! Thank you for the ID ladyfi!

      October 21, 2011 at 10:42 am

  14. mewithmycamera


    October 23, 2011 at 4:27 am

  15. striking. and artsy, I love, love, love it.

    November 2, 2011 at 3:08 am

    • Thanks so much! It was such a beautiful warm and sunny Autumn afternoon. This image will always take me back to that day, place and time!

      November 2, 2011 at 8:43 am

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