Sunday, October 24, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday: Tall

On several of my morning walks with Willow this week I noticed the sunrise in a way that I have never really appreciated before. We live in Washington Heights, which is in northern Manhattan on the west side.  As you might imagine, being on the west side of a kind of large city there are too many tall buildings in the way to get a true sunrise close to the eastern horizon.  But since we are actually on the highest natural point in Manhattan, there are certain times of the year when the sun rises in just the right spot between the buildings so you can actually catch a glimpse.  I shared one of these photos in my Orange post last week.  This next one I caught with my iPhone around 7:15 a.m. yesterday.

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This block is a dead end that drops off several hundred feet down a huge cliff, hence the fence.  When we turned around to walk back home our shadows were made extra long from the low rising sun.

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Willow loved being this tall, especially with the little dog approaching us in the upper right corner of the photo.  

For more shadows big, tall and small check out Hey Harriet today.

13 comments:

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

This is a great shot!! Go over and link it at http://craftylifeandstyle.blogspot.com/search/label/shutterbug. I am talking about shadows today!

R Montalban said...

Yep, low sun shots and high buildings make for some great shadow shots and photographs generally.

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Cool shots!

Pam said...

That shadow shot is amazing!

Ashley Sisk said...

I'm loving that first shot - wow.

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Kate! said...

Love the shadow- your dog looks so big!

Kelly said...

That is a really, really, really cool shadow shot. It's perfect how that little dog is walking in from the top right!

Hey Harriet said...

That is awesome! I love how human-like Willow looks with only two visible shadow legs!

Have yourself a great week!

krissilugbill said...

Oh my word, love that top shot so very much! those colors are just amazing. And your shadow shot is so fun. I miss those, i need to take some this week! thanks for the inspiration :)

Clare B said...

Great shadow shot - and Willow has such cute ears in the picture.

Tracey said...

What a beautiful sunrise!

I adore your shadow shot with Willow ... beautiful! :D

Margaret Bednar said...

It is great to find humor so early in the morning and be able to capture it. This is a fun shot.