Shadow Play

Paula has asked us to post one or more photos of shadows for Thursday’s Special…so, being the generous person I am, here are two.. Taken during my visit to Warsaw, when I set myself the challenge of finding shadows and creating images using them…today’s challenge is most apposite, thank you Paula!

Shadows by day:

In shadow and in light

…and by night:


More shadow play at Paula’s here.


  1. Warsaw keeps giving. “Shadow play” is an excellent caption to an only-you photo. Your challenges to yourself – shadows and emotion – have both delivered outcomes(as they say in a world I thought I’d left behind!)

    • Sue

      Warsaw does indeed keep giving, and delivering outcomes as they say in modern corporate-speak! The better photo technically is the one of the Jewish cemetery…the shadow play one suffers from poor definition as it is a handheld night shot…but it is more creative! I think they are both emotive for different reasons…..

  2. Both very good, but the violinist has that special something, hand-held or not.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Sue

      Thanks, Pete…I have a couple of different versions of this image…compositionally, I prefer this one, all the elements come together, as it were. BUT, the other one has a bit more definition in the girl’s face. I certainly wouldn’t show this one as a larger image as it isn’t ‘up to snuff’, the other on is a tad better. I shall show it as a ‘One’ image soon…..

  3. I really like the shadows in that first shot.

  4. Wonderful shots, Sue. I particularly love the giant shadow in the second one. 🙂

  5. I like both, but especially the second!

  6. Thank you, Sue. I am really impressed with both, but my heart goes to the second one. How wonderful to have found a single artist in a deserted alley and capture her with her huge shadow in the background. Really special! THANK YOU!

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  8. I like the second one, she really looks like a ghost!

  9. The first for me. 🙂 The second is spoilt for me because Viveka’s image of the same waif was really lovely in colour. Which reminds me- I need to pop to hers and see how Kosovo is going 🙂

  10. That second shadow shot is great showing insignificance and power all at once.

  11. Both very interesting, the first because the shadows are so subtle in that streak of sunlight in the shade; the second for the shadowy ghost figure you have created.

  12. I forgot to like it the first time around 🙂 I will put the musician in the slideshow poll on Wednesday. 🙂

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