Time for a simple, but hopefully enjoyable challenge for this week – Shades and Shadows. As the weather is fairly hot over here now, you can guess why I chose this theme. Of course it can be interpreted less literally, but as always you are free to surprise us!
In Sweden, and some other countries, we only have one single word for this…so, a neat illustration will start this week’s challenge!
An old friend of mine had his own sleeping preferences …always in the shade. This was one of Totti’s early morning surprises. He was in his prime, agile, loving and sweet.
Skógafoss, Iceland, where late evening light made long shadows and magnificent yellows.
In the Morockan desert, the tiny scarab shows an equally tiny shadow while he is scuttling between sun and shade.
We are still in Morocko, where the narrow alleys and harsh sunlight of Marrakesh makes for both shade and shadows. And difficulties for a photographer.
Finally, an image with not many contrasts, but subtle shadows and shades let the pink/cream coloured sandstone come alive. I loved this moment that suddenly turned up while looking up a side street. That cat owns the area.
Thank you, Patti, for a thought provoking, fun and diffferent challenge last week! We had great fun enjoying your creative posts! Hope to see you this week too under the Lens-Artists tag.
Finally, stay tuned for Amy’s hosting next week, and please be safe and kind.
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That picture of Totti is precious!! Here is mine for the week
Thank you – it is!
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Well, at last, here is my contribution: https://suejudd.com/2021/06/18/lens-artists-photo-challenge-152-shades-and-shadows/
And as always – longed for and appreciated, Sue!
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We almost missed this deadline, but wanted to share photos from a recent trip to Maine. Shadows are beautiful there — and at our favorite beach spot, Pawleys Island, South Carolina: https://ohtheplaceswesee.com/2021/06/18/lens-artists-photo-challenge-152-shades-and-shadows/
There is no deadline…but thank you for joining in!
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Excellent choices for the challenge, Ann-Christine. The desert shadows are very dramatic.
They are dramatic, yes. Unforgettable visit that one.
Big smiles at your adorable Tom stretched out on that tabletop. So endearing. And look at that scarab scuttling! Such a good eye of yours to even see that amongst all the sand. But I like your bottom photo best!
Here’s one with shadows from me
Thank you – my favourite too!
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Our trip to Morocco also left me with many photos containing shade or shadows. With such strong overhead light, the walls of many buildings cast rather interesting shadows. I’ll look through my pictures tonight to see if I can squeeze in an entry to this week’s challenge. We just returned from Maine — so I’m bound to have something!
Ah, Morocco is always a treat!
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Thank you again for a fun challenge, Leya!
You are welcome, Lindy – it should be fun to blog!
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Pleasant photos you’ve shared.
I like that most shadows are soft, leading to a better blend.
I think that it also means that the shadows that contrast more stick out better. It works especially well in the photo with the scarab as the shadows better carry focus across the image and help impress a sense of depth.
Here’s mine for this one:
Thank you, SH – and yours is a dream this week.
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Your Moroccan adventures look so much wonderful. Amazing captures from there for this week’s theme 🙂
Thank you Hammad – glad you appreciated them!
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Ann-Christine I love these photos of Morocco. Makes me want to return. ,,,here is my link.
I want to go too…
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Totti, as always, steals the show, but also love the tiny scarab & its shadow in the vastness of the desert 😃 Here’s mine: https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2021/06/16/shadows-need-light-lens-artists-challenge-152/
Thank you so much, Jez! If he was still here I would have told him!
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Love the last picture and the one with the sand and the tiny bug!
Glad you enjoyed them!
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Here is my entry for the week. I hope you enjoy it.
Thank you, Cee!
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As a big fan of shadows….love this challenge!
Here’s my take: https://outofmywritemind.com/2021/06/15/shadowy-splendor/
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Ooops wrong link. Here it is
Love your photos as I haven’t been to Morocco yet. I hope real soon fingers crossed.
This is another great challenge Ann-Christine… but made me quite confused with so many choices. Anyway, I got there in the end…
And you got it good!
Thanks Ann Christine ❤️
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So many special photos here, A-C, but the scuttling scarab is a stunner – the light, colours, textures and a sense of drama too.
Thank you – and you lifted us up to see the whole scenery!
One thing leading to another – thank you for your brilliant prompt.
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This turned out to be an interesting challenge. I was surprised by the variety and number of images I had to pick from:
Yes! I am glad you found what you did not expect – that is part of the fun with challenges! Beautiful.
I actually had a couple of photos in mind that I didn’t use after I use the two snow ones.
Maybe next time…;-D
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I liked the last, almost monochrome, image, Ann-Christine. The photo of Totti made me smile. Silly dog!
Hello again Ann-Christine, Eivor and Pearl’s contribution for this week’s lovely challenge is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2021/06/14/puente-poetry-shades-and-shadows/
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A great theme, Ann-Christine. And gorgeous images too. I can’t choose a favourite. Or maybe I can – how could I deny the Totti the top prize 🙂
Oh, he deserves it, really. Thank you – I wish he was still here so I could tell him.
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I love your warm and heartfelt collection. ❤ In Slovenian there is only one word for both too. 🙂 Here are my 20 shadows and shades, ten from each of my two countries.
And they are wonderful as ever, Manja!
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Ann, Loved your theme and the amazing collection, specially the Morockan desert and Totti 🙂
Here is mine;-)
Thank you, Radhika!
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Beautiful set. That photo from Iceland is stunning, the waterfall is amazing, and would be the star if it were not for the shadows and the sunlight. The pink wall is another stunning shot, and the others are also quite as beautiful
Thank you so much – glad you enjoyed them – and yes, I agree about the waterfall.
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Great photos! You inspired me to give it a try. Here is my first-time offering for the Lens-Artists Challenge.
I’m glad I did! Your entry is amazing!
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Great images Ann-Christine…love the Morocko desert shot. Well done!
So many variations on a theme … and I love the way you incorporated travel. Thanks for the reminder of Skógafoss as I walked behind that waterfall.
Thank you, Frank! I did not walk behind it!
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GREAT selections. A challenge! I love Totti, people shadows, scarab, et all. Wonderful.
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Love this Ann-Christine! A wonderful theme and you’ve presented it beautifully. I especially loved the sand dunes – would love to see them first-hand one day but in the meanwhile your image brought them to life. Terrific post and challenge.
Thank you, Tina! I enjoyed finding photos for this one. And i would love to see the desert again.
Wow, these Morockan images in shades and shadows are incredible, AC, especially the desert!
Sweet Totti ❤
Here is my entry https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2021/06/13/lens-artists-challenge-152-shades-and-shadows/
Thank you, Amy!
hi a.c., again a great challenge theme that you present us for this week. i like your pictures very much. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd have something special. here is my post for this theme, https://wp.me/p2AvI7-3Ne.
many greetings robert
Thank you, Robert! I thought this theme might be to your liking!
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Totti! What a sweetheart!! And the sand scarab – my sort of wonderful 🙂
Glad you liked those, Lindy!
lovely selection, Totti is simply adorable on that table.
Thank you, Klara, had he still been here, I would have told him.
Beautiful images and a lovely challenge for this week Anne-Christine! We’ve been looking for shade too during our current spell of warm weather: https://tranature.com/2021/06/13/silent-sunday-gold-in-the-shadows/
Thank you, Xenia – your countryside and forest series is glorious!
Hi, A-C. I’m back with a link to my post. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration! I didn’t know that Italian is like Swedish. There’s one word for ”shade” and ”shadow.” I was really interested how the word ”shadow” and photos of shadows conjure up a mood or feeling.
I didn’t know either – and according to the many answers I’ve got, most languages seem to have one word only for this.
Interesting. I never knew that! Thanks!
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Lovely gallery, and well depicted shades and shadows captured by your lens.
You´ve been to wonderful places and I´m grateful to see the other parts of the world from your perspective.
I am glad to share with you! Thank you.
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What a beautiful gallery, AC. It’s hard to pick a favorite image. The scarab in the desert is remarkable and the street scene in Morocco. And of course, my heart goes out to Totti, asleep in the shade!! Your challenge is lovely and inspiring. I’m going to get to work on my post next.
Thank you, Patti – and yes, dear Totti. I tend to find photos of him every now and then. Glad you like the challenge!
Dear Totti. Yes.
I love your photos, especially Skógafoss (one of my favourite spots in Iceland!) and the scarab beetle 🙂 I pondered for a while what to share. Your atmospheric Marrakesh image had me considering similar light and shade shots I have myself from our visit there but in the end it was the Skógafoss shot that inspired me and sent me to search for photos of shadows in my own archive (as well as getting out into the garden to take a few more!) https://www.toonsarah-travels.blog/gallery-chasing-shadows/
Thank you, Sarah! I love that area in Iceland too.
I thought I could pick a favourite photo but I love them all.
Here is mine:
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Such interesting theme and illustrations Ann-Christine.
Pleased you like it, Rupali.
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Shade or Shadow… These two words have always been a little confusing to me, in Spanish we only have one shadow. I think thanks to your explanations I have understood it. A very instructive report, with beautiful images. Totti, besides being adorable, was very smart.
Thank you, Ana – he was… And the more answers I get here, the more i realise maybe it is the English version that is different? So far several bloggers say they have only one word for this!
Love the Totti style of relaxing in a dreamy world.
Love the tiny scarab- a wonderful capture!
All the clicks are a visual treat!
Thank you so much, Philo – glad you enjoyed them!
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Mine is a little different than expected —> https://myforever.blog/2021/06/12/a-gentle-reminder-about-how-to-care-for-your-skin/
Certainly, well chosen!
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hi! great theme
and that cat blended right in and the windows and mood of the image was my fav today.
oh and ❤️totti on the table ! haha
♥ Then we have the same favourites!
Lovely images. I had to look twice to find the cat; he blends in so well!
Thank you, Susan – he was a beauty as well. Cats seldom are in those countries.
This post may be a little shady, but I enjoyed it from Totti, then your long shadows to the nearly invisible cat on the stairs. It’s the perfect topic for summer, Leya. Here is my attempt at Lens Artist quality. https://alwayswrite.blog/2021/06/12/lapc-152-shades-and-shadows-dilute-the-car-show/.
Thank you, Marsha – love it that you think it is shady…
Marvelous photos of the shade and shadow.
Thank you, Anne!
Brilliant photos taken in Morocco – a darling girlfriend who has just settled in Marrakesh will no doubt smile waking up to that shot in the Medina . . .
♥ Moved to M or on vacation?
This one will be a fun challenge for me. I really like the desert sands.
OK, I’m waiting!
Wonderful photos for a great prompt idea. Shall be back A-C 🙂 🙂
Totti! What can you say? Was he suddenly ill? Such a sweet character.
And those Icelandic yellows… and Moroccan pinks… 🙂 🙂
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Lovely examples, A-C, especially (to my mind) the one of the scarab beetle. Living in the desert gives one a slightly different view of shade and shadows, some of which I’ve shared here:
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This looks to be a fun challenge Ann Christine, and nicely illustrated by your amazing images. I’m looking forward to diving into my archives.
Another interesting challenge for us this week. I love your examples, especially dear Totti on the table in the shade.
Here’s mine: https://thisandthatthenextpart.wordpress.com/2021/06/12/lapc-152-shades-shadows/
The cat couldn’t ask for better camouflage!
Excellent examples for the challenge. Live that scarab desert shot.
Here is my entry for this week’s challenge: https://cxianliu.wordpress.com/2021/06/12/expecting/
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Totti looks so cute on top of the table. I loved your post this week. I’m in total awe of your photo from Skógafoss, Iceland. 😀 😀
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All beautiful shots with tales to tell, that cat is cleverly camouflaged!
Every one of these images is wonderful but my favorite is the tiny scarab in the desert.
God bless the shadows! Your work is always so enjoyable to experience.
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Stunning shots reflecting the challenge
Shades and shadows lit up every picture and told an interesting story. Fantastic captures, each one of them, Ann- Christine. You have an amazing eye.
I love that picture of the man in the shade and the boy in the sun. Yes that is a difficult shot but you did it well.
great idea, Ann-Christine. Fits perfectly in the current time. https://solaner.wordpress.com/2021/06/12/lens-artists-photo-challange-152-shades-and-shadows/
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Just stunning. That scarab shot is especially wonderful. Well spotted!
What a brilliant prompt, A C…..I’ll get hunting out some images