27 September 2013

Shadowlands beckon




15 comments:

Vagabonde said...

These shadows have an interesting shape – look like the Loch Ness Monster, no? When I was little in France my father bought me a small book showing how to make “ombres japonaises” I don’t know how to translate that – you use your hands to make shadows on the walls, behind a lamp, all kinds of shapes – I would spend hours doing it.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Ah well, Vagabonde, I don't know what the Loch Ness Monster looks like, though I have looked for it often enough. I spent much time in my youth playing with shadows on the wall cast by a torch through long nights of insomnia. Shadowlands can seem so real that sometimes I think we may all be living in one, actually.

Elephant's Child said...

Vagabonde has me wondering whether we have a term for making shadow figures. If we do, it escapes me. And yes, I often think that we are living in shadow land.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Let's make one up...

Shadowlanding?
Enshading?
Shadescaping?

Might have to take more photos now

Claude said...

Shadow me not, please. I have done nothing wrong....yet!

susan said...

I'm lucky to have had a father who played shadow puppets with me at bedtime. Those were far richer imaginative lessons than I can imagine most children having today.

CherryPie said...

Very intriguing shadows...

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Claude has done nothing wrong? Never? Hmm... Goody Goody Two Shoes eh? Or...

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Nice memories to have, I'm sure.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

A bit Aileen-ish eh? If you see what I mean. Follow that beckoning finger with care.

Claude said...

Just boring...

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Or forgetful?

My goodness... I have done so much that I would have to consider "wrong" it might be quicker to tell what I have done that was not wrong in at least some way... if I can think of anything...

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Aha... I may have thought of something... I think I am right to say that I am often wrong...

Syncopated Eyeball said...

I really like these, Andrew, especially before your fingers become evident.

Pete McAdam said...

Scary. There's something..shadowy about them.