A Word a Week challenge – Shadows

This week’s Word a Week challenge is Shadows. Shadows are what happens when light bounces off one side of an object and the other side is dark, unlit. In the shadows lurks darkness, scary things, and, if you’re a Doctor Who Fan, you must always avoid the shadows because the Vashta Nerada live in them. According tot he Tardis Wiki,  the name means “the shadows that melt the flesh”. Just one more reason to stay out of the shadows!!!

Photographers love shadows. They give the picture depth and interest. Black and White takes particularly good photos featuring shadows (and textures). The best time of day for shadows is in the early morning or late afternoon when the sun is low and the shadows are long. Here’s a few of my favourites from my archives:

Maggie finding a sunny spot in in the shadows

Trinity College, Dublin

The Urbis building, built at the millenium, now housing a Football museum,  and the Victorian Corn Exchange housing designer shops

The Urbis building, built at the millenium, now housing a Football museum, and the Victorian Corn Exchange housing designer shops

Morning on Prince Edward Island

 

Lyme Hall orangerie, near Manchester, U.K.

 

Shadow of a lantern on a wall in Bruges

Wells Cathedral, corridor around the cloisters

Also Wells Cathedral

 

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