Sunday, 21 November 2010

Les ombres

Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.” Friedrich Nietzsche.

You won't be surprised to hear that I have a photo collection of shadows. Fun ones, intriguing ones and beautiful ones.

Here's a fun one. These were two motor bikes standing next to each other. What tickled me was that just along from them on the pavement somebody had graffitied 'The Twins.' 

Here's another motor bike. AKA Yogi Bear.
I found this one, a kid's bike strung up on a fence at Parc de La Villette. 
The wavy canopy, also at Parc de la Villette, created a lovely shadow.
This one I found interesting. The shadow was cast onto a wall with a mural painted on it. The tips of the tree's shadowed branches were projected onto a part of the wall that has been painted blue, making it look more real than the actual tree.
The shadow if this tree is not that amazing but the building on which it is cast combines to create quite an nice effect.
Unlike this tree shadow, which just looks like a shadow, albeit a rather attractive one.
Railings are always good for a shadow.
As are lampposts, of course.
And to add a bit of colour, here is a reflection at Le musée du quai Branly.

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