Me and my shadow

While pausing for a moment on a weekend walkabout, a daredevil butterfly began flying tight circles around me at knee level. Several mad minutes passed as I tried to follow his flight round and round and round. Never could catch the little booger, but settled for his shadow.
5-8-16 Me and My Shadow

Weekly photo challenge: Shadowed II

Shadows angle across a snow-dusted deck.

Shadows across snow dusted deck.

Even more “shadowed” we liked this week:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

This week’s photo challenge is shadowed. The shadows give a sense of depth to the cypress stand in an oxbow in eastern Arkansas. A drive-by shot taken along U.S. 70.

Cypress shadows

Other shadows we liked:


Me and my shadow

Yesterday morning’s sunrise helped create an orange glow over the western horizon where the moon was setting.  While setting up the shot, this dark line appeared in the view finder — a shadow cast by a contrail. The shadow is in the top shot, the contrail is in the bottom shot.

Contrail's shadow
Contrail’s shadow.
Control against wispy clouds.
Contrail against wispy clouds.

Weekly photo challenge: Focus

Been a very beetle-intensive morning.  Here’s a look at a simple change of focal point to go along with this week’s challenge.


And other points of focus from the main page:

And some of the others this week:

  1. Focus | Fotografía Incidental
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus On A Myrtle Tree | Musings&Rants
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Things I have learnt today
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | wordswithnannaprawn
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | This, that and the other thing
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Sue Ann’s Balcony
  7. Focus | the mmmmm family
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | djangki | avantgarde
  9. Focus on Koko | A mom’s blog
  10. Focus 2 | the mmmmm family
  11. Weekly photo challenge: Focus | Let the great wheels spin
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Rois
  13. Photo Challenge: Focus | Detours by Deepali