Thursday, January 5, 2012


01.05.12 by colemama
01.05.12, a photo by colemama on Flickr.

While waiting for the next block of students to participate in the Geography geocaching project, this bench and shadow caught my eye. The symmetry and lines of the bench exude strength, but the curve and the seat allow for the necessary function and flexibility. In reality the bench is dark green, but the blue was applied in post-processing as it better reflects the cool temperatures (yes, I had many layers and even gloves on for our 40 degree morning!) at the time of the shot.

Shadows often carry a negative connotation as in this quote: "A friend is someone who dances with you in the sunlight, And walks with you in the shadows.” Photographically, shadows add dimension and depth, in addition to emphasizing the nature of light. I like this quote a bit more, a continuum-based model perhaps: “An optimist is a person who sees only the lights in the picture, whereas a pessimist sees only the shadows. An idealist, however, is one who sees the light and the shadows, but in addition sees something else: the possibility of changing the picture, of making the lights prevail over the shadows.” Lorenzo Walker campus, Naples, FL