Friday, January 8, 2010

My Town Shoot Out - Fences

Update - Because many have asked - the final photo is the shadow of my youngest swinging in our tire swing. Time was near sunset, so the sun was low enough to give a great shadow when he got far enough into the air.

This week's shoot out theme is courtesy of Sandra Leigh of Amazing Voyages of the Turtle. "All over my town there are fences - tall ones and short ones, old and new, elegant and shabby. They all have something to say - like "Keep out," "Be careful!" (like this one) or "Stay right where you are," "I'm utterly exhausted" or "Look at me. Aren't I splendid?" Some have gates; others simply define a space or support a heavy vine. What kinds of fences are there in your town? Do they really make good neighbours? Or do they just isolate us?"
I encourage you to go and see everyone's contributions here or here.

I have a few shots of fences, and this week I have just been disturbed by running across a poisoned squirrel to shoot much else. As a result you may have seen these images before.

I like this fence, mostly because it's interesting to look at, on a curve, and see through.

Same Fence - from the other side:

Ok, in looking at all of my fence photos - I think I only take what interests me:




And my favorite of the lot - the fence isn't actually that interesting, it's the shadow that I adore!

15 comments:

Gordon said...

The last photo is a classic. Your others were terrific, also. Thanks for the warm fuzzies.

Kerry said...

These are all good photos! Very cool shadows on those first two, and the last one...I have been staring at it and wondering what kind of gumby character made that awesome shadow.

Rebecca said...

Curvy fences and shadows! Good for you, they are very interesting.

NanU said...

Wonderful shadow pictures! We so often neglect to look for them.

Jama said...

I love all your shadow shot,really cool shot!

GingerV said...

I see you like to take photos of shadows. I like the second one best (of those two) because the fence is definitly green, and the shadow sharp, and those two aspects are equal in the photo - is a nice effect. good job.

Chef E said...

I adore the shadows, but my favorite is the wooden and vines...I would like to use that for my Muse Monday if that is okay!

Great post!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Good composition. I am amazed at the fun have a theme to look for makes the photography more fun. I have learned so much from these exercises.
Come over for a visit.
QMM

~JarieLyn~ said...

Your photos are very interesting. I like the curvy shadows and the shadow on the wooden fence. Very creative.

Pauline said...

That last photo is a winner! Also love the overgrown wooden fence, there's a sense of history there.

Doreen said...

love the shadows of the fences. great idea!! hard to do here since it is winter and snow and hardly any sun........

fantastic job!!

A Scattering said...

I'd love to know what created the shadow...very interesting.

Robyn :) said...

I totally love the shadows in your photos!! And the cattle heads(is that what they were?) on the one fence cracked me up :)

Jen said...

cool! shadow fences!

Patty said...

I love the shadows and curves on the fence. Skulls are nice too.

Cure kid you have there.

Hope you have been well. Take care.