Monday, April 11, 2011

i heart faces. [shadows]

This week's challenge on i heart faces is 'shadows.' As shadows and contrast are two of my favorite artistic elements, and ones I use quite often, I thought that entering this week would be a great idea. Shadows have always fascinated me. Ever since seeing Peter Pan as a child, the idea of shadows having a mind of their own piqued my imagination. This shot was from a wedding I did a few years ago, Emily and Matt. Their love was so physically present and tangible, it wouldn't have surprised me to see that manifesting itself independently in their shadows as well. Maybe it did...


11 comments:

medina family said...

What a beautiful picture for this couple to remember their special day.

Kathryn Grace said...

Beautiful shot! The shadows are perfect.

April said...

Such a soft feeling to this photo. Very nice.

Amethyst said...

I love that their shadows are kissing but they aren't... Beautiful!

Serline said...

I love how the little patch of light between them seems to form a dove...

Never Fairy said...

For the record, the Peter Pan's shadow is NOT alive, nor have a mind of its own.

That concept had been presented by Disney. In the story by his creator, J.M. Barrie, the shadow is like a piece of laundry.

Here's a couple must-reads if you like Pan :D

A story based on Barrie’s own idea for more:
Click!
And a great 'What if?' adventure (but it's not for the kids!): Click!

BELIEVE!

Caitlin said...

Thanks, everyone!

Never Fairy- Thanks for the information and links, I appreciate your enthusiasm. But just for the record, since apparently there is one, I didn't say that Pan's shadow was alive. And I said that he seemed to have a mind of his own when I watched the movie. I am aware that Disney takes liberties with stories, and that Peter Pan was not their creation, but J.M Barrie's. But as I was referring to my experience as a child, I wanted to refer to the actual experience that I had, which was with the movie, not the book.
Again, thanks so much for your input, but as you were adamant in your view, I wanted to be sure mine was clear as well. :)

Caitlin

Never Fairy said...

Sorry about that... I suppose I let my enthusiasm, as you appropriately call it, :] get away with me. Sometimes I just get overwhelmed by the way pop culture can lead to false beliefs that many folks, it seems, don't even care about. I didn't mean to belittle nor rain on your memories and happiness. I hope you can forgive my fluttering. :)

Caitlin said...

I absolutely can, but there really is no need. I'm glad to see someone championing books and original stories. I'm actually in school studying Scottish folklore right now, and the original stories--or at least different redactions of them--are so much more interesting than the Disney ones. Though probably less appropriate than what Disney made for children. :)

Caitlin

Haylie Jo Gregory said...

That is such a wonderful picture! And I totally understand what you meant about Peter Pan's shadow :)

Emily said...

Thanks for posting this picture! It was a wonderful day and you made it even beautiful with all of the great photos we have to remember the day. Hope all is well with you!