Shadow owes its birth to light

Friday, August 28, 2009

This is my first submission to the Shadow Gallery, a project I’ve been an admirer of for some time now. It’s run by the very talented Tracy of Hey Harriet and is open to anyone who would like to participate. The requisites to join are simple and can be read *HERE*.



Sources: The title of the post is courtesy of English poet John Gay and the postcard in the photograph is of ‘Louise-Antoinette Feuardent’ by Jean-François Millet (one of my favorite paintings at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles).

Thank you so much Tracy... great fun!

41 comments:

muchlove said...

excellent photo, Gabbi!

linaa, said...

:O OMG those photos are so beautiful!
i followeddddd <3

Hey Harriet said...

Woohoo! You joined in! When you mentioned that you may be playing along I just knew you'd come up with something really interesting! And you did! I love that postcard and the whole mood of the photo. It's so lovely Gabbi! Love your enthusiasm for posting early too! My SSS post will be up in about 6 hours :) Thanks heaps for participating!

Planet Mondo said...

I'll have to get my mate on that one - he's a great photographer..

PS found a long lost mini-mix of mine a couple days ago Gabbi - you can grab it here Stone Roses, Kylie, Grace Jones, Prince,Talking Heads, Sly Stone sorta thing

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous post title and pic, darling G!

Hope you are having a relaxing weekend :)

xoxox,
CC

Gabbi said...

~ Thank you Anna, I love your new post with is it’s very pretty hot air balloon theme by the way! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend. ♥

~ Thank you so much Inna♥ and Yiqin♥… :)

~ I’m such a dork Tracy! For some goofy reason I thought it had to be in BEFORE Sunday… ok, next time I get it right. ♥ Thank you again for this fun project of yours. Truly enjoyed hunting out shadows this week.

~ I love your mixes Mondo! Always very interesting… Grace Jones you say? Must hear how you blended her in with the Stone Roses?! Hope you’re having a great weekend♥

~ Thank you thank you dear CC! Wishing you a beautifully relaxing weekend also… xo♥xo

Sylvia K said...

So glad you've joined the shadow fun! And what a terrific shadow shot! Perfect!

Happy SSS!

Sylvia

Margaret Gosden said...

I like the vague shadows here!

Gabbi said...

~ Thank you Sylvia and Margaret! I feel very much a part of the shadow hunters club now... exciting!!♥♥

bobbie said...

So very beautiful! Welcome to Shadow Shots!

Sarah said...

I love the way you have shown the light on the beautiful postcard. I love it!

drollgirl said...

this is so beautiful! amazing!!!!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Hauntingly so beautiful...especially the reflection on the portrait! Love the title of this post...perfect name of a photo blog don't you think? Lovely weekend Gabbi! ~xo*

Iva said...

So truly beautiful! Have a great weekend Gabbi!!

Rosebud Collection said...

Great shadow shot..Really interesting.
Happy SSS.

natalie said...

Stunning photo Gabbi! I'd love to participate in this project, thanks so much for sharing!

Diary of a Young Designer said...

Incredible pic! Love the dark and antique feel it has!

xo
Sophie

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Quite lovely & we love your title as well, very fitting for your first shot ~ welcome!

Chrisy said...

Oh yes a thought provoking quote and photo...bravo!

Ariella said...

That's a wonderful photo! Thank you so much for the ever so sweet comment on my blog - it really put a smile to my face! I think your blog is great too, for example I am now really intrigued by the film in the previous post!

Greyscale Territory said...

The shadows seem like a mist over the postcard with a blast of light to add some more dimension! Beautiful photo!

Sang said...

i just love the post title.
thanks for sharing the poet's name.. and the photos in this post is absolutely an admiration.

Diana said...

i went to the getty last friday and i remember her! it was a beautiful (and huge) painting!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Hi Gabbi! Welcome to SSS, isn't it fun??? Your photo is gorgeous, beautiful shadows!

Sweet Repose said...

Welcome, welcome...let the addiction begin and what a wonderful first entry...good catch!

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

your cat is sooo cute, I actually bought my bf a Himalayan and he named him George ;)

S.Elisabeth said...

Yay It's so lovely, good job!!

linaa, said...

YAAY SECOND COMMENT!
im so cooool.
andi can see why you like that painting, I love paintings of people done ages ago it makes it so much more specialer.

LOVELOVELOVE YOU GABBI <3
keep blogging! i want to read more posts so please write more quick!
xxxxxxx

Amelia said...

What a cool project! I like this a lot.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a gorgeous photo, so full of atmosphere and mystery.

I love the photo of your cat George in the sidebar too, he looks very wise

RITA said...

excelent photo!! :)
have a nice weekend
xxoo

Martha Z said...

Lovely, creative, great post.

Crystal Ball said...

I had never heard of the Shadow Gallery so I was very pleased when I went to go take a look.
It's such a neat idea! I love the whole concept of it and the photograph you took is very beautiful. I hope you are enjoying the rest of your weekend, Gabbi <3

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Very artistic in it's dramatic capture.

So beautiful!

ENjoy for joining in.

Keith said...

That is a really nice photo. I like it a lot. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Take care. Cheers!

Linda said...

Wow -- this is truly a beautiful photo!

down and out chic said...

that is a really beautiful shot gabbi! you are quite talented.

Sam said...

Very lovely Gabbi - and *sigh* the Getty!

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