Sunday, April 14, 2013

Shadows

These two photos are taken at the same time in front of our terrace, one on the cement floor and the other on the grass. Which do you prefer? But of course the shadows are not the same, the objects producing the shadows are not the same too! But they are both SOOC! 

I wonder if the hot environmental temperatures at 35°C can be conveyed with these shots.




19 comments:

  1. We have overcast skies today -- no shadows. But then it's not nearly as hot as your temperatures, so I guess I won't complain.

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    1. Hi George, despite our overcast skies, we still have very hot and humid conditions, so even early in the morning you feel icky when outside. Thanks for the visit.

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  2. They are both nice, Andrea, and great shadow-shots... But--I prefer the grass one.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Thanks Betsy, i smiled when you and George posts are at the same time and your comments are simultaneous too. I guess you do everything together.

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  3. Great shots, love them both....Christine

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  4. The grass does look much cooler. I know I could walk barefoot on the grass but not an the cement in that heat(even with shadows). Great photos.

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    1. Hahaha, yes Missy, unfortunately that grass in front of our house is just a little patch. We cannot sustain it with water if it's larger!

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  5. Shadows bring texture, depth, and interest to the garden, as well as coolness or at least the illusion of coolness! Playing with shadows as a part of the composition of the garden is certainly a way to add all of these qualities. I like both of your pictures.

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    1. Oh thank you Dorothy. In our part of the world, where it is hot and totally hot, shadows are wonderful inclusion in any path or area frequented by people. It gives not only an illusion but of real coolness to the place.

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  6. shadows are quite fascinating photo subjects.

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  7. Great shadows! You are lucky to have grass (even if it is small). That tree you asked about - it's one of the Eucalyptus - not sure which one.

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  8. It's hard to capture heat in a photo, but you've done a good job. Even the grass looks hot to me. Perhaps it's just because I know how hot grass can be out of the shadows!

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    1. Thank you so much for this comment. I guess if you are here in this very hot environment we are now, any photo you get will radiate heat, and it really creeps to the psyche! We now have 35C still soaring! If I stay outside directly exposed at 9:00am I feel like I am going crazy!

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  9. The shot with the grass captures the heat a bit more. The sharp contrast between the light and shadow and the slightly distressed look of the lawn makes it feel hot even though I am not there. We will reach those temps soon and up to 38c daily by summer.

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    1. Oh thank you, you should see my posts of our plants in my other blog. You will see how our plants fare with our heat! At least in your 38C the RH is not very high, in contrast with what we have here.

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  10. I agree the grass shows the heat and the needed shade.

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  11. I love the shadow shot of the first picture.

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