Shadow play

3 Jun
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Like lace (Carrer Doctor Dou)

I am away for a long weekend, (this blog post was actually prepared before I left) so playing with the idea of being here yet not really being here, I thought it might be fun to do a post on shadows.

They are temporary effects of light (or lack thereof) and can sometimes be quite stunning – had you ever noticed that the shadows cast on the sidewalk by leaves can seem like lace?

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On the sidewalk (Gran de Gràcia)

Or how shadows can mix with elements on the surface they are playing on, creating an interesting optical illusion such as the one below, where graffiti birds appear to be lining up to get into the palm tree?

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Optical illusion (Plaça Emili Vendrell)

How about some spiky sea urchins on dry land? Unexpected, eh?

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Sea urchins (Carrer Notariat)

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Stripes across (Carrer Notariat)

Buildings can cast interesting shadows too – just look at the stripey mix above, and the scalloped edge below…

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Scalloped (Carrer Sant Bernat)

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Basket (Carrer Montalegre)

Or how about the shadow cast by a bicycle in repose? And one in motion? Speaking of motion… I’m off! I’ll still be away on Monday, so no post, but I’ll be back here on Tuesday. Have a great weekend!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

In motion (Avinguda Rius i Taulet)

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