K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

I hope you all had a pleasant weekend, but now it’s Monday and time to attend to another installment of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

K’lee set the prompt this week, deciding on the dark and light theme of Shadows, shapes and silhouettes, leaving plenty of room for creativity and invention.

I chose a couple from the archives and one new shot, which I captured without having to venture outside the living room.

The first shadowy offering I have for you is the two dimensional representation of a lamp shade on the ceiling…

…followed by some silhouettes of, amongst other things, the old Barnstaple Long Bridge spanning the River Taw during an especially impressive sunset.

But my favourite is this composite image I made a few years ago, and not just because it features my beautiful wife, either…

…but because of something I only spotted when I was compiling this post, which fits into K’lee’s theme particularly well.

I had never noticed before yesterday, but there is a mysterious, shadowy figure, lurking in the background and now I can’t unsee it.

K’lee will throw some shapes and shadows at you, HERE, later.

Now it’s your turn to turn up the contrast.

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.

Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

#CosPhoChal

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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Hello again, welcome to a new week, with all the light and shade it will bring, starting with today’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, the prompt for which was chosen by K’lee; Notions of shadow and light.

I chose to seek inspiration in our flat and out in the garden, just to see if I could find suitable subjects in such a limited space.

From the garden I harvested these three images; the tangled white bones of a clematis, where the shadow and actual plant are almost indistinguishable against the shed…

…the snake-like shadow of an ornamental solar light…

…and the striped pattern formed by the sun shining through the tines of a rake.

Indoors, though, that was where I spotted my favourite bit of shadow play, which I christened “When the reflection escapes the mirror”.

The original looked so good that I updated it from a slightly more artistic angle, by which time the plant (a dahlia, which was lifted from the garden and has spent the winter inside in the warm, only sprouting new shoots the other day) had grown somewhat.

See for yourself.

*edit: I went out last night and caught these two extra shots on the way home.

See what shadowy shots K’lee brings to the party, HERE.

Now you can throw some shade our way.

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.

Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

#CosPhoChal

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