Thursday, November 19, 2009

Photostory Friday: Shadows

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Sue





Stars shine their brightest when the sky is at it's darkest.





That's one of those little life lessons that Mother Nature teaches us.





We don't like to think much about the shadows, we think of shadows as something negative, but I'm learning to be thankful for them. Shadows give us dimension, they make us more than a flat, superficial image.





Shadows give us definition, and they hide our imperfections.





The truth is, our lives are framed by shadows. The past and the future are equally shaded.





Shadows are not simply the opposite of light, they're a byproduct of it. It all works together.





What I'm learning is that it's the shadows of life that focus our attention on the light.



20 comments:

Honey Mommy said...

Very well said! I agree that shadows make us appreciate the light and change our view of things.

puna said...

What a wonderful set of photos this week!

Emily said...

Great post and photos as always. I like what you said...I'm always trying to hide my imperfections. ;)

Cecily R said...

Very well said...as always. Evie likes to play with her shadow. Sometimes I wish I was still willing to do that so openly. :)

Lauren said...

So true! Beautiful pictures!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Awesome post. Really awesome.

Jen said...

Great shots!
I love the nighttime image of the fountain, especially.

Pam Emmons said...

Ah! That's me and Annie! She was so small, well, ok... she was never small.
Cool post. I haven't seen that last one... who is it? I love it!

Maggie May said...

My sentiments at the moment EXACTLY!

You have taken some lovely photos and I do love the sentiment beneath them.

Nuts in May

Mom24 said...

Hmmm, maybe you should find some way to combine your photography with writing. Beautiful.

kris... said...

Wow, these are some of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen!

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Amen.

Jac said...

What a beautiful post to illustrate the importance of shadows!

Jac @ www.wuzzlemakesthree.com

Heidi said...

Beautiful pictures and very deep message. We all need to pray to have those character defining shadows in our lives, even though they are often so hard to make it through to the light again.
You will find your way back. I know that you are starting something new and exciting, it is a source of light. Keep it in focus and keep going toward it. In the mean time, enjoy the all the time you have with your family right now.

Oh and was that the Heber Creeper in that one shot? I think I recognize those rusty windows and uncomfortable blue seats.

Sheri Stewart said...

Love the pics this week and, nicely said!

Lindsay said...

Great lesson - great post! I liked my shadow in my Wed post :-) LOL.

Kacey R. said...

Beautiful photos - all of them for all of the great moments they captured.

Ryder just really discovered his shadow and its pretty cute to watch him try to stomp on it. ;D Boys.

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

So beautiful. You've done it again.

Momisodes said...

I love your take on this. Shadows really are intriguing to my daughter. I love how you captured them in these photos, too. Beautiful

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

YOu always have some great insight to share with us along with your beautiful photos, thanks!