Saturday, January 17, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday #2 & Monochrome Monday #2




I'm combining Shadow Shot with Monochrome Monday this week. I took this a few weeks ago as the snow was threatening to cover up my yard butterfly, which it eventually did the next day. I didn't even notice the shadow until someone pointed it out to me. The shadow completes the half of the butterfly to make a whole one. I was going to apply sepia to this shot but liked B&W better.

Look for other great Shadow pics and those Monochrome Maniacs here!

36 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

So very beautiful! And love how the shadow completes the spirit of the butterfly!

Yes! I think black and white highlights the artistic design of the butterfly against the white snow!

Raven said...

Love the simplicity - the black butterfly against the snow looks wonderful.(glad you left it in B&W) Isn't it strange how we don't see shadows sometimes - we have to open our eyes more!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

How nice! Love the crisp snow with the iron butterfly....it creates a great shadow!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Very elegant shadow shot with butterfly and in black and white. Lovely.

Gina said...

Love your fluttery shadow...so beautiful! You'll be seeing shadows everywhere soon..it's certainly addictive :D

Jill said...

Oh that is a very nice picture. Love the crispness of it, the monochrome effect, and the shadow completing the whole butterfly. It's all very good!!

M.Kate said...

Nice shadow..it looks very cold there. Happy Sunday :D

Hey Harriet said...

That's a magical shot!!! I think b&w works perfectly for it. Truly beautiful. I love everything about this one! :)

Rebecca said...

I LOVE this picture

Gallery Juana said...

This is such a cool shot. I agree that it looks best in b/w.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very nice capture just in time before more snow covered the butterfly.

Thank you for visiting my Shadow Shot even though the link was a bad one!

Claire, said...

Awesomeness!

Dianne said...

that is so beautiful!

Mamapippa said...

That's a very,very beautiful one !
Great !

Carin said...

Oh this is simply terrific. I love butterflies and at first thought you put it there for SSS but then I read that the snow nearly covered your yard butterfly. Lovely shot and perfect for SSS.

Carver said...

That is perfect in black and white. A wonderfully whimsical shot. Well done.

Babooshka said...

Ingeniously simple, but so classic.

Mojo said...

Black and white is definitely a better choice here. Wonderful shot!

Kerri said...

WOW! This is Terrific! LOVE LOVE LOVE that shadow!!

michael bird said...

Very nifty - thought it was a real one at first, which would have been really cool and very unusual.

PJ said...

I've been known to combine memes. '~)
I like the whole effect of the butterfly and the snow contrasted in every possible way.

~Just Me Miranda~ said...

That is a GREAT shot.

judi said...

simplistic, and striking. love it.

Twinkle Star Art said...

Great idea to do a shadow sunday and mono monday combo (hit two birds with the one stone). Or should I say two butterflies? he-he-he, that joke bit ordinary sorry ;P

Gorgeous shadow shot, yeah I agree about the B&W looking better than sepia with snowy shots.

June said...

Good take on both counts!

Joe Narvaez said...

What a very beautiful composition! The white snow, the black butterfly and the grey shadow...Perfect!

magiceye said...

this is brilliant!

Aileni said...

Inspired ! Love it.

Kitty Boo Boo said...

glad you left it black and white too! this is great

Paul Godin said...

Love the shadow. Seems it has been a snowy winter in a lot of places.

Robin said...

Utter whimsy. It's perfect.

Dina ... UK said...

Amazing shot.
I like the butterfly.

Linnea W said...

Oh, that is just a perfect BW image. It's got such clarity and great lines. Love the shadows. Hi from sunny and warm CAL.

BJ Roan said...

I think black and white was the best choice. Wonderful find. Great shot.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I like this. Nice capture.

:-)

Judy said...

the contrast between the halves of the butterfly - one hard, the other soft and fleeting - could be a metaphor of life...