Silhouetted against the midday sun, the broken trunk of a long-dead tree looms like a cowled figure of a druid standing in his oak (and hickory) grove.
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.
Other shadows we liked:
- When a shadow doesn’t always reflect its maker – https://jimholroyd365.wordpress.com/2014/09/26/look-at-the-shadow/
- Granny – https://onceuponacamera.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/s-h-a-d-o-w-e-d/
- With heart – https://autopict.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/semaine-francaise-au-autopict-wpc-shadowed-pch-ombre/
- Variety – http://thedailyblabber.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/shadows/
- Arches – http://pursuitoflife.net/2015/01/09/weekly-photo-challenge-shadowed/
Split-second love story.
Other split-second stories we liked:
- Movie set: http://theeclecticeccentricshopaholic.wordpress.com/2014/05/31/7873/
- Sleepy baby – http://underthemonkeytree.com/2014/05/30/weekly-photo-challenge-split-second-story-sleepy-baby/
- Having a cig story: http://whymatters.me/2014/05/30/weekly-photo-challenge-split-second-story/
- Hi-story: https://autopict.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/weekly-photo-challenge-split-second-story/
Sometimes beauty can emerge from even the most ignominious end. This damselfly past fell from the plastic cover for the garage light while replacing a bulb. Low-slanting fall sunlight pouring through its wings spilled an iridescence onto the white paper below it, like the most subtle stained glass. Too subtle, truly, for our pixel catchers to render.
Despite being home for a week, our thoughts are still on the road somewhere along the vast flatness that is the prairie land of the Dakotas, the vibrance of “The Cities,” and the cornfields of Iowa.