Sunday, June 14, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday


In the post below are a few shots taken on a small island off the West Coast of Canada. There are some carved faces in that posting, all from one pillar on an old bakery building.
I saved this shot for Shadow Shot Sunday.

I love the deep shadows that define this ancient face, especially the ones which shade the eyes making it unclear exactly what this man is watching...or what he might be thinking. I love the deep chisel marks and the natural fissures in the wood. This guy has aged beautifully; fierce, strong and proud.
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22 comments:

  1. Yes what a very strong image there. Great shot.

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  2. Now this sure is a unique shadow. So glad you saved it for SSS this week. I checked out the other carved faces below and they're fascinating! Wonder if the artist ended up with a bunch of splinters while carving. I know I would! Thanks for sharing this! :)

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  3. This face is so intriguing! And the shadow adds depth to the carving! Brilliant!

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  4. A very beautiful shadow. I love it!

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  5. Very, very nice. I love the chisel marks, too.

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  6. Rugged, I love this one! The shadows really add to the depth of the cuts and carvings.

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  7. These carved faces in this post and your recent posts are incredible. I wonder how long each one took. The beauty of the wood really is striking as well as the sculpture.

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  8. In addition to the artistry in the original carving, it makes a stunning subject for a photograph. I think there is nothing more interesting to the human eye than a face.

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  9. Amazing sculpture, great pic for SSS. Thanks so much.

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  10. Terrific shadow shot! Interesting shadows and texture!

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  11. wonderful shot! great texture.

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  12. so i'll just take my hands off the mouse and applaud this photo :)
    loved the textures, and the angle of the photo. great job.

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  13. This is a beautiful shot... love the contrast. You are right... it exudes strength! Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. This is really an awesome and magnific shot you have today.

    Smart artists who done this.

    TY for sharing...

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  15. Fascinating photo with intricate shadows! Mine's at Small Reflections this week.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  16. Cool shot!

    Thanks for the great URL you shared on my blog about the Falkirk wheel. I need - yes, NEED - to go there to see it in person!

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  17. a great craggy face...lovely shot..

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  18. Really dramatic image and shadows!

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  19. great sculpture ... in Switzerland near Brienz it gives a forest full of such beautiful carvings.

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