Travel Theme: Shadows

This is my first submission for a Travel Theme – I am suffering from ‘cabin fever’ and need to escape, if only metaphysically.  Shadows can be a problem in photography – some are intended, some not; here are examples of both.  This first one was taken in a field adjacent to Wolseley Park in Staffordshire.  I was smart enough to stand in the shadow of the tree – it might have been ‘amusing’ if I had stuck both arms out, although difficult to press the shutter.

ShadowNow spot the unintended shadow on this example of pole photography – not that I travelled far to take it – about twenty yards from my front door.

Pole photographySome you get right and some you get wrong but then almost all things can be corrected with Photoshop :-).

I have written before of my passion for the free verse of Norman MacCaig.  His writing needs to be savoured so I am restricting myself to one poem per day.  This extract from Sargasso Sea tells of the elvers’ journey across the Atlantic and fits well with a travel theme:

So many will find
the river I know best.
How eagerly they swim
against its rushing torrent

that brings them news
from high places
I once visited
long ago.


  1. lingeringvisions · February 6, 2013

    That top pic of the tree shadow is awesome!

  2. mydailyminefield · February 6, 2013

    Your pictures are stunning!

    • northumbrianlight · February 7, 2013

      Thanks – the first might be alright but definitely not the second 🙂

  3. cypyc · February 7, 2013

    Great shots 🙂

  4. fotoartpassion · February 7, 2013

    I like the first one very much..its awesome and Beautyful!!! 🙂

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