Friday, December 7, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday & TODAY'S FLOWERS - Chrysanthemums


Bright sunlight playing with a bunch of chrysanthemums,


Throwing prickly shadows


then changing tack and softening the mood


putting more emphasis on the flowers


or highlighting the flowers against the dark shadows.

37 comments:

  1. Ahh,the beauty in a bouquet of flowers. Thanks for sharing these.

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  2. i like the 'furry headed' shadow in the top shot. :)

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  3. Gorgeous flowers and exquisite captures, Arija, different moods and light and all in all, delightful! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Hope your weekend is going well and that you're getting some rest! My thoughts are with you!

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  4. Hi Arija...Nice ...it is pretty cool how each one
    has a different effect on the mood!!
    Take care
    Grace

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  5. chrysanthemums in November? well i'll be buttered on both sides.

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    1. er, think twice. dark glasses would be the least of your requirements, Ma.

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  6. The flowers are beautiful and the shadow looks like something from the sea.

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  7. Brilliant - and I love their shaggy shadows. It reminded me of the tissue chrysanthenums we made for our mother's on Mothers' Day when I was at school (last milenium)

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  8. Interesting shadows!

    I dont think the workers on the hotel sign were likely to stone me! Like hundreds of other migrant workers in Oman I think they were just getting on with getting on!

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  9. Glorious! We've had pretty dark skies lately. Lots of rain. I am happy to view YOUR clouds!!!
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

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  10. I love the light play on the chrysanthemums.

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  11. Marvelous shots Arija, do love those shadows too. Thank you so much my friend.

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  12. Lovely Arija...sending you hugs...Michelle

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  13. Beautiful flower and shadow shots here.
    Cheers,
    Leah

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  14. Hi there - certainly agree that the "Easter Bunny" was originally a hare - their are many symbolic referees to animals that are hare-like that morph into the Eater Rabbit.

    I think Peter may have been a real rabbit - given that in the story he lives in a hole, rather than a surface form. But there again Miss Potter was not really writing natural history!

    Also agree about their pest status - the dark secret of my MIL's family is that a branch of it were the Austins who released rabbits around Geelong .

    Cheers - Stewart M

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  15. Love the prickly shadows from the soft flowers. I really like your header photo.

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  16. Sometimes I am afraid. I want you to know that every time I draw an acorn, I think of you. You are one of my oaks, a strong spirit who guides me to virtue. Even though I have not met you, I know that you and my mother and sisters are of the same make. I love dearest Arija. I know people who do not blog and have not exchanged ideas for years without meeting, will not understand that. Take care my dearest beloved friend.

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  17. Lovely flowers.

    Sea Horse Shadow
    Hope you'd come and see when you get a chance.

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  18. I don't get too much of of white flowers in my world. They are beautiful.

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  19. Prickles of the shadowy kind are the best prickles because they can't hurt you.
    A lovely bunch of chrysanthemums Arija captured in different moods.

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  20. There's something so lovely about a cream-colored flower, and especially a spider mum...just so sweet.

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  21. The spider mums always tend to make me think of mums with bad hair days. :)
    I love them though!
    The third shot is my favorite.

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  22. Ohh I love chrysanthemums! And chrysanthemum tea- have you ever had it? It's just the dried flower sometimes, but better mixed in with dried goji berries and a tiny bit of sugar. Yum! (good for dry eyes, heh!)

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  23. These chrysanthemums are so beautiful and cast delightful, dramatic shadows!

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  24. Love the shadow shot. Did you grow these? Been wondering too how all those tulips that you planted are doing?

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