If you follow me on Instagram you know that I love, love, love taking photos of shadows. I thought I’d share some sidewalk shadows that I took on some recent city walks.
I’ve been attracted to the shadows of tree on sidewalks and houses lately. On a recent city walk with my camera I took lots of photos of these shadows.
I took a stroll through the city on a sunny day and took lots of pictures of sunshine and shadows.
As I was taking a city walk one evening, this building caught my eye. I mean, look at it, that dusty pink color, the light, the shadows, basically everything. I took this shot from the sidewalk, and then walked in closer, looking for more shots. The great thing about digital photography is that there’s no cost for taking pictures and you can just delete any you don’t like. So, take as many as you want, experiment with different compositions, look for interesting textures and colors, and try out unusual camera angles. And most of all, have fun!
I took this shot, concentrating on the corner of the building and the shadows.
I love the yellow color of this pole against the pink of the building. The black window frame also adds interest to the composition.
I walked to the other side of the building and created this composition.
I used the rule of thirds to create this minimalist composition. Aren’t the textures great?
Then I looked up and captured this shot. I love the pink building against the blue sky.
This just a selection of my favorites from the shots I took. Some were duds that I will delete, but I had a fun time and hopefully improved my photographers eye.
When I’m out and about with my camera, shadows are one of the things that always catch my eye.
Whether it is leaves in nature,
a dock on the lake,
a bench in the park,
a porch railing in the city,
or even a trash can.
What is one of your favorite things to photograph?