I was sitting out on my patio early this morning, sipping coffee and making some notes on a notepad when I noticed some interesting shadows from a patio plant on my notepad. Hey cool, I never thought of purposely getting plant shadows versus just finding them where they happen to fall on the ground! A quick trip into the house to get some blank paper, my camera, and off to wander my backyard to try to capture some purposeful shadows.
At first I thought I'd just go for the shadows alone, but quickly changed my mind with shots like the above of subject and shadow.
This was pretty neat, two perspectives in one shot. The one from where I'm standing and the one from where the sun is in the sky.
It was something of a challenge to keep my own shadow out of the picture. Now I know how a groundhog must feel! The picture above has the shadow of a hanging bell clapper in it as well as the plant.