Your pictures on the theme of ‘shadows’


We asked our readers to send in their best pictures on the theme of “shadows”. Here is a selection of the photographs we received from around the world.

grey placeholderMike Finn A kestrel in flight makes a shadow on the wallMike Finn

Mike Finn: “A chance meeting with a lesser kestrel in Portugal.”

grey placeholderJane Luetkens An Indonesian shadow puppet casting a shadow on the wallJane Luetkens

Jane Luetkens: “I was given this Indonesian shadow puppet more than 50 years ago by my father. I was recently struck by the amount of colourful, detailed decoration.”

grey placeholderMarylise Vigneau The shadows of children on a wall in Havana, CubaMarylise Vigneau

Marylise Vigneau: “On a rooftop, a group of young girls play with their own shadows [in Havana, Cuba]. In the background, one can see the black smoke produced by the nearby power station. The oldest is 14 years old, but they all already dream of leaving the island. It will be crucial in the coming years to convince the youth to stay and contribute to Cuba’s future.”

grey placeholderDeborah O’Donoghue  Shadows of four people on a path on the Camino de SantiagoDeborah O’Donoghue

Deborah O’Donoghue: “Shadows of pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago.”

grey placeholderVerna Evans Shadow of a woman on a brick wallVerna Evans

Verna Evans: “As I was going down the stairs of a bridge my shadow appeared to be climbing up to meet me.”

grey placeholderNeil Marsden The shadows of two people on a striped wallNeil Marsden

Neil Marsden: “She’s behind you! On Hastings Pier, this shadowy character is sneaking up on their next unsuspecting victim.”

grey placeholderAndrew Aughton Child on a beachAndrew Aughton

Andrew Aughton: “My nine-year-old, Esther, adding her own shadows to the setting sun on Arnside Beach, 10 years ago.”

grey placeholderÚna White Shadows created by leaves on the trunk of a treeÚna White

Úna White: “When walking in Ashridge woods with my friend we noticed these delightful leaf shadow patterns on a tree trunk and thought they would make a lovely photo. I have processed as black and white to hopefully emphasise the simplicity of the composition and also to try to give more definition to the leaves and the lines on the tree bark.”

grey placeholderLouise Moon Shadow of a washing basketLouise Moon

Louise Moon: “On a bright sunny day I noticed how the washing basket was casting interesting shadows.”

grey placeholderMichael Gal Shadows from a kitchen spoonMichael Gal

Michael Gal: “While having breakfast under the strong Sydney morning sun, I noticed the pronounced shadows forming. I chose several kitchen utensils to create dramatic effects, and this was one of them.”

grey placeholderHassan Bagheri Shadows on a tall buildingHassan Bagheri

Hassan Bagheri: “The undulating facade of this performing arts centre in Providence, Rhode Island, creates patterns of light and shadow reminiscent of the music performed inside the building.”

grey placeholderEvelyn Oakley  The shadow form two plants placed in the desert sandEvelyn Oakley

Evelyn Oakley: “Early morning shadow of desert flowers at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Utah.”

grey placeholderWill Hulbert The shadow of a damselfly on a leafWill Hulbert

Will Hulbert: “Damselfly resting on a sunny day, casting a shadow on the leaf below.”

grey placeholderAndreas Pantelides The shadow of a hand on a tree trunkAndreas Pantelides

Andreas Pantelides: “The title of this photograph is The Great God Pan, and it was inspired by the folklore of our landscapes and a short story of the same name by Arthur Machen.”

grey placeholderRenata Gusciora  Woman with shadows of leaves falling on her bodyRenata Gusciora

Renata Gusciora: “I’m forever mesmerised by the play of light and shadow in the jungle. No matter how often I follow the same path, the light and shadow dance makes me stop to capture the ephemeral moment.”

grey placeholderKaren Faiers The shadow of an aeroplane as it flies over a fieldKaren Faiers

Karen Faiers: “So big and yet so small. Flying home after four years, Christchurch Airport, New Zealand.”

grey placeholderPaul Wilkinson Shadows of people on a wallPaul Wilkinson

Paul Wilkinson: “Shadows of people and a dog captured on the promenade wall as the sun was setting on the Isle of Wight.”



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