All photos clickable to enlarge as usual at this blog.
D I G I T A L P H O T O G R A P H Y — One morning the sun was particularly strong and the shadows were particularly sharp. The old tools on the porch were rested from all the hard work the day before; the old tool behind the camera wasn't. Seeing the geometry and symmetry created by nature was as good as a third cup of coffee for me—participating in the creation of art is always a rush. The way the shadows began exactly at the point where the physical tools ended, I was reminded of that scene in Peter Pan when Wendy sews his shadow back on to his feet, "You can't stick it on with soap, Peter. It needs sewing." As a kid I went around for weeks after seeing for the first time that classic Mary Martin movie, trying to shake off my shadow, seeing if I could outrun it or trick it into going the wrong way with quick moves from side-to-side. For weeks, I tell ya!
The shadows of the leaves in the background add a whimsical counterpoint to the stark linearity of the shadows in the foreground.
For Your Musical Pleasure, lol
I'm listening to Chasing Pavements by Adele as I write this. For a YouTube video, click here, I love her voice, it's so clear and soulful and pure, without a hint of that warbling American Idol vibrato singers use when they can't quite hit the exact note. Adele just hits the exact note over and over and over again.
(I'm not being lazy when I provide links instead of embedding the videos in the blog. I really don't like the way embedded videos look in blogs and since my blog is all about the visuals, I'd rather just use a nice, neat link instead. I also think embedding videos slows down blog pages, even with high-speed connectivity, as do those interactive rollover ads or whatever you call 'em. You'll never see an ad at casey/artandcolour!)