Hugh had me well and truly stumped with this week’s photography challenge. I was on the verge of giving up when I had an idea to focus on an eerie shadow of myself amongst the autumn leaves. Yes, I’m now as creepy as it gets!!
Here’s the link if you’d like to join in: http://hughsviewsandnews.com/2015/10/24/hughs-photo-challenge-week-3-what-lurks-in-the-shadows/
What’s creepy about my shadow you might ask? The falling leaves of autumn and the stretching shadows that accompany some autumn days, are by their very nature quite melancholic. Yesterday I went for a walk through the village and I noticed a few hints of change. At the front pathway the red vibrant leaves of a neighbour’s plant that had crept through the fence into our garden now lay fallen, its once beautiful leaves dying. As well as this there were burnt edges of leaves still clinging to the trees, but many more had now given up there hold and were scattered by my feet, trampled on by passers by.
I photographed the leaves and the shadows that accompanied them. Here they are:
I’m fading away, my shadow that is, a bit like autumn itself!! Winter will soon be on its way, my least favourite season, the clocks have gone back so that’s a sign, the last hint of sunshine is being gobbled up by the shadow of autumn’s death which is fast on its way!
Hope you liked my photography for this week’s challenge.
Do pop over to my Instagram account to see what I’ve been up to: https://instagram.com/kyrosmagica
Bye for now. Only a few more days to Halloween, so ……
Marje @ Kyrosmagica xx
Great photography for this holiday week! Shadows are fascinating,aren’t they? Happy Halloween!
Thank you. I adore the mystery of shadows. Happy Halloween to you too!!
Thank you! 🙂
You could be the leaf stalker 🙂 Great shots!!
The leaf stalker! like that, thanks Terri. 🙂
I love it!
Thank you Lynz. 🙂
Great photos, Marje. I was very tempted to post a photo of the shadows of Toby and myself for this challenge but then I went and took the photo that features on my post. You’ve captured some lovely Autumn moments in these photos and your shadow certainly gives a ghostly presence.
Thank you so much for participating in the challenge. 🎃
Thank you Hugh, you’re photo is great very mysterious! I struggled with this particular challenge, playing around with various different ideas. I will put some of my other ideas up on my Instagram at some point when I get a moment. Enjoyed taking part. 🙂
Great photos Marje. I love the way your shadow falls over the leaves, it does give a rather eerie look to it all 🙂
Thank you Edwina, I love doing Shadow photography, so pleased to see that you liked it. 🙂
I love your idea of using a stretchy shadow..they can be spooky. Great collection of photos!
Thank you Janice. 🙂