Saturday, March 19, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday

Wind Wolves 44
Elk antlers outside the administrative hacienda at Wind Wolves Preserve.

I've been very remiss lately with the Shadow Shot Sundays (as in, not doing any for several weeks), and the reason is I have a new-ish project that consumes most of my free-ish time: a sort of history/photo blog called Up and Down California. We're reliving the travels of the California Geological Survey 150 years ago via excerpts from the field leader's letters (posted in real time +150) with present-day photos of the places he describes. (The photo above was taken on a whirlwind road trip last weekend to visit locations the Survey party stayed or passed through.)

I love Shadow Shot Sunday, and I'll continue to do it when I can (it may be sporadically, but I'm not going away altogether); in the meantime, though, check out what they were doing 150 years ago today (or, if you want to catch up on their travels up to this point, start at the beginning).

Shadow Shot Sunday: learn how, and join in the fun.


Sylvia K said...

Great, different shadow shot for the day, Tom! Your new project sounds wonderful and I will check it out! I have missed you on SSS, just hoped it was because you were busy, not ill. Have a wonderful weekend!


Ralph said...

These antlers seem like a thorny and brambly bushy weed. Perhaps barbed wire - the elk shed these every year, and they seem yo have no use - except as quite imaginative art!

LauraX said...

fascinating composition...great shadows!

Miss Becky said...

wow, what an interesting project, and I can see how it would consume much time, but what an enjoyable way to spend it. I like the photos you've provided on the other site, they're splendid! and a great shadow shot too. it's very delicate. happy SSS, and have a great weekend.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Very nice shot indeed.

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

I sure know where you're comin' from, with Spring fast approaching, I'm taking advantage of as much sunshine as I can, getting those piled up paint jobs caught up, supposed to be in the upper 60's tomorrow...yayyy, so I haven't had much time to comment...the guilt has taken over!!!

Love the antler sheds, I pick up every whitetail rack I find and I found an 8-point beauty on my 6 acres just a few days ago...LUCKY!

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shot!

My Shadow Shot, have a lovely weekend!

Cynthia M said...

Love the sharp angles in this shot..well caught :)

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty!

My shadows, please come and see.

Rajlakshmi said...

antelers!!! wow thats interesting :D ... beautiful shot :D

Shadow Shot Sunday

Marilyn said...

This is a great shadow shot. I will check out your other blog now, sounds interesting.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Have you seen any elk wandering around looking for their antlers?


Of shadows an old man did sing;
He chanted in Guelph and Beijing;
The shade was his friend,
He loved it no end—
It made him feel rich as a king!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Some Shady Mangos

Tom Hilton said...

Thanks, y'all, and have a great weekend!

@Miss Becky, it really is a lot of fun...and an excuse to do a whole bunch of roadtrips to obscure parts of California. ;-)

@MMT, I didn't see any elk, but they do have a population of Tule Elk on the preserve...and I imagine some of them probably are wondering where their antlers went. ;-)

Really Rainey said...

What an interesting shadow shot!

Anonymous said...

Interesting. It will be fun to read.

ahab said...

Wow, fascinating project!