Shadow Picture


This set of photos was taken on June 2015 in the AM.

The location was in the lobby of a modestly priced hotel in Rockville, Maryland.

The "Take It!"  came from my having my usual downward viewing while doing a lot of my walking. I am a careful walker as have taken a few falls in the fairly recent past from situations that were simply from my not paying attention.  I am happily able to say that the injuries through the passage of time and some work on them have no longer got me walking with any sort of " favoring ".    

This was a shadow cast upon the floor from overhead lighting outlining a vase with some ornamental brush or for lack of a better " Sticks " arranged in the vase, that was meant to pleasantly fill some space.  I am uncertain if it was known in advance that this shadow would be on the floor in the next room. There is somehow a special pleasure in walking on shadows that are pleasant in shape or configuration, knowing that when one has moved through the shadow - it will remain and be available for the next person to possibly enjoy the same sensation.  It is amazing how something as impermanent as a shadow can find its way to being recognized and appreciated, as fleeting as it may be.

The After Take: To those that I showed these images to - several had the question "How did you see it? "  to which I give my usual heartfelt response, that it even I do not know where this sometimes ability to see things comes from.  All I know, is that it is a gift that I have no idea of how long it will last, and it seems best to share of much of it as I can.

Life is very good.

All the best to you,


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Comments: 5
  • #1

    Gabe (Tuesday, 04 August 2015 09:52)

    I've been following your site for a few years now. So many great photos have been prefaced by you saying you look down while you walk. I have grown to appreciate that.

  • #2

    Livin4love (Tuesday, 04 August 2015 09:54)

    What a pretty shadow. It looks like it was a bunch of sticks in a vase.

  • #3

    Jim (Tuesday, 04 August 2015 09:56)

    The close up picture is pretty cool. Reminds me of a carrots growing in the ground..... Well upside down.

  • #4

    Sally (Tuesday, 04 August 2015 10:03)

    It is such a simple concept but I see it so often, and it can be very pretty. I have never taken the time to look at the shadow though, and I must say, very cool!

  • #5

    Sf1967 (Tuesday, 04 August 2015 10:06)

    The shadow is framed by another shadow. Is that where you drew the name from?