Shadow Crawl on a Farm Building


This photo was taken on Sunday November 2, 2014 at 4:18 PM

The location was in a rural setting in north western Virginia

The "Take It!" came from a random drive onto a private road leading to a farm.  After driving a short while through a field split by the road that was filled with dried corn still standing on the stalk, I happened upon a set of buildings. One of these structures was small, but had a presence about it that caught my eye.  It looked well built and quite old.  What soon became apparent was the strong shadow cast upon its surface.

The above shadow is from a tree that is to the right and not seen.  The shadow starts at the ground, goes up the side of the wall, then bends to cross the roof and then by amazing chance seems to merge with a living tree that is standing behind the building.  Mine was luck in somehow being positioned to be able to see all of this small but wonderful show.

The After Take:  once again - I am very fortunate to have candid viewers to whom I show most of my work.  All enjoyed this picture.  Some even suggested that it would make a cool post card.  I sometimes am not sure which I enjoy more,  the catch of the photo or the the story telling on how the capture was made and what I think I am able to see.  I am constantly amazed at what others are able to see - that I missed altogether.   

My special thanks to the Farmer who gave me permission to photograph this part of his world.

My weekend with these photos had me renew my resolve to get out and explore on a more regular basis. Projects seemingly have been holding me inside too often as of late.

Wishing everyone a grand day.


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Comments: 9
  • #1

    Jim (Sunday, 16 November 2014 11:15)

    Was this near the location of the last photo? Looks like a similar setting. Very cool btw.

  • #2

    Sally (Sunday, 16 November 2014 11:15)

    It looks like an outhouse or something

  • #3

    Treehugger (Sunday, 16 November 2014 11:16)

    Are those flowers to the left of the building? It is such a powerful yellow.

  • #4

    Teri (Sunday, 16 November 2014 11:17)

    Just when I go and get the other picture set as my background you go and post this one!

  • #5

    Livin4love (Sunday, 16 November 2014 11:17)

    Beautiful! The sunset really adds to it.

  • #6

    whutzzat (Sunday, 16 November 2014 19:03)

    Thanks to everyone for the nice comments

    Jim: Yes this was part of my meandering on my way home. It was within 5 miles of the other shot. I like the photo too

    Sally: I think it is a little too fancy for an outhouse - so lets go with " or something "

    Treehugger: I am not certain if those are flowers or leaves from one of the trees. They just seem to fit in the opening as if it was made to frame them. Completely by chance, I assure you

    Terri: I am flattered to have you contemplating a choice. Thank you.

    Livin4love: Without the intensity of the late afternoon sun - the photo would just not have happened the way it did.

    Wishing you all the best

  • #7

    Jim (Tuesday, 18 November 2014 16:40)

    Well thats pretty awesome you were able to grab these two gems so close together.

  • #8

    MHampy (Tuesday, 18 November 2014 16:41)

    What a pretty picture. Very rustic looking!

  • #9

    Sf1967 (Tuesday, 18 November 2014 16:43)

    I agree, the sunset really added to the intensity of this one... The angle of the sun seems to play an important roll as well. The shadows really set a tone against the wall.