Shadowplay Week 16: Illinois gators

February 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Due to the recent string of cloudy days, I took to the studio to work on this week's Shadowplay. I moved various objects this way and that, close to the light and farther away. It was an excellent exercise. 

The results of the project, however, were waylaid this morning by a rare appearance of the sun.

I never really look for shadows while we are in the throes of getting ready for school. There just isn't time.

Luckily, this morning, I didn't have to look too far.

"Look at the alligator," Hannah informed me.

Puzzled at what she was talking about (I was in mom-mode, not photographer-mode at this hour), I glanced out the window to see what she was talking about it.

I've peered out that window thousands of times and never once have I noticed what I saw this morning - a shadowy alligator lurking in our pond.

We spent five minutes trying to figure out what was casting this sinister shadow as we were getting ready. Sadly, it disappeared before we had our answer.

We obviously need to get up earlier;)

 

 


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