Friday, May 01, 2009

THEME DAY SHADOWS AND SKYWATCH



Ramsey Swing Bridge 18/100

Skywatch/Theme Day Shadows

Cobweb


Here we go again. Almost overlooked the CDP theme of Shadows. Actually almost overlooked Skywatch too. Oops! So today a combination of two themes Skywatch and CDP Mayday. A shadowy, sinewy skywatch. For those that know the story we are up to 18 of the" Cult of Babooshka's Swing Bridge"For those that haven't a clue why on earth the image has a magic number of 18(not Hanger 18, just 18) and is entitled "Cobweb"(working title, you may call it lace or golden diamonds, blah di blahs, I'm easy on the name game) all you need to know is I need to get 100, and they must appear on the blog. Not every day obviously but at random intervals. Bit like my posts at the moment, random intervals. Obviously this was either an early evening or early morning image(I take so many I have genuinely forgotten and didn't digital timestamp the image as I was using the little point and shoot not the big camera) due to the golden sun filtering through metal grid work of the interweaving iron lattice....oh enough twaddle you decide.


For more wonderful shadowy images, just for fun remember, click here to view thumbnails for all participants


Add ImageSkywatch watchers can be found here. Many thanks to Dot for the inspirational idea, Tom for the first caretaking and the My world gang for looking after skywatch now.


This weekend I will be at the Laxey Blues Festival. Finally. Don't expect me around a lot, busy organizing few images for a music magazine and a travel website. Jack Daniels in one hand camera in another, working or not I intend to have fun. I take my music enjoyment very seriously. If you are good I'll let you see the images that aren't used on the blog. So behave!

96 comments:

bowledover said...

18th well some way to go, but if anyone can do it you can.
Lace is my thing, so lace shadows it is. Stunning capture.
Will you celebrate May Day your end? If so have a good break.

Kitty said...

What are the spikes for? They ruin a nice bridge. I'm going to say lead window :)

Quiet Paths said...

Very cool and creative shot!

Erin said...

nice shot...bridge is quite interesting...what are those spike-things protruding from it? anti-bird or people deterrants?
have a most enjoyable time at the blues festival.

Clueless in Boston said...

Well done killing two birds with one stone. Happy Theme Day and tgif.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like how you've combined these themes. ;-) Love the shadows, (I have a passion for shadows.)

I very much like the idea of collecting cobweb-like photos. Hmmmm.

Photo Cache said...

Beautifully composed image. Two of my fave things: shadows and bridge.

Enjoy the weekend.

Carver said...

I absolutely love the way you shot this. The shadows are fantastic and also the slope of the bridge and the whole composition is great.

Hope you have fun at the blues festival and that the work part goes well with your getting lots of usable photographs.

Kim said...

Second favourite bridge image. Enjoy the music the photography can take a back seat. Just one time chillax

marley said...

Well this photo fills all the briefs today! Great photo, my shadow photo will be up soon and its a desperation photo!

B Squared said...

Congratulations on the combination. I also combined but had a hard time doing it till I found a suitable photo in my archives.

Gail's Man said...

It's good enough for me. Enjoy the weekend. My blog is missing your comments. Please come back soon.

FickleMinded said...

clouds, at the end of the...is it a bridge? :)

Jim said...

We are all missing your day off posts and fun comments.

mononeil said...

Combine the two, a photo of the JD !

Dewdrop said...

You're so creative! I love it! It looks like a woven nest... Great shot!

A linkback??? Really?! :D Awesome! No squirrels? Sad.

VALKYRIEN said...

What a great construction against the sky! Great shot!

John said...

Fabulous capture for both swf and the theme shadows. Have a nice weekend.

Cezar and Léia said...

Fantastic post! Congratulations
Kind Regards
Léia

Thumbelina said...

Morning or evening - still a great shot. Love the shadows. I did the skies too. :)

JM said...

Brilliant '2 in 1' shot! :-)

Jacob said...

Great shot for theme day!

Janie said...

Interesting shot. I like the "cobwebs." 18 threw me at first, until you explained...

Sylvia K said...

Sometimes have trouble deciding which I enjoy more -- your photos or your words, they're both delightful and entertaining! But today I really liked the picture of you, Jack Daniels in one hand and your camera in the other! Wow! that has to be hard work!!

The Write Girl said...

Nice sky watch shot and great way to combine more than one theme. Enjoy the weekend!!

Pacey said...

that's a great post, both for your theme day and for SWF. Excellent shot as always.

Mojo said...

Love the shadows, and "Cobweb" is a perfect title IMO. Been a while since the swing bridge made an appearance... the year's almost half over, you'd better get cracking girl! But I have faith. And actually this is one of my more favorite images of the bridge so far. Nicely played, and great job of multitasking!

J Bar said...

Interesting perspective.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

the spikes at the top make this photo look like a piece of art. very interesting angles for theme day

Larry D said...

Wonderful photos, the sky and the shadows!

Sally in WA said...

Cool shot! Have a great Friday.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Great composition, funnily enough I was sent an Adorama email yesterday with guidance on shooting shadows that fall from behind you.

Hope the busy w/e goes well.

uncleawang said...

Interesting,colors composition:)
Great picture.

Jim said...

nice combo shot

Lynette said...

I like this bridge very much, Babooshka, and your photos of it are super. I think this one must be an early morning shot--that's my opinion anyway after studying it for a bit.

Enjoy your music and whiskey!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...
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GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

That should have been posing, NOT posting. So much for trying to make a joke when tired!

PJ said...

It looks like it's sprouted a trellis, add some roses and your beloved bridge is all dressed up.

White Oleander said...

Happy theme day!

Gaelyn said...

Ah, back to the swing bridge, about time. Only 18 done. Love the shadows, an excellent capture with the P&S.

Have a great weekend and try not to fall down and spill the Jack.

Catch up with you in about a week.

That is the chicken said...

What a stunning picture! Great shadows!

Mary Helen said...

I love the shadows here!! Someday I hope to get more involved in these things, just not a lot of time right now. Sounds like it would be a fun group of people and fun photos too.

Small City Scenes said...

Ah, the ol' swing bridge again. Excellent!!

I love the Blues Fest. I wanna go too. MB

Tash said...

Marvellous! THE bridge in late afternoon glory. I'm glad you haven't abandoned the 100 Ramsey bridge photos.

raf said...

Nobody could squeeze as many photos out of that swing bridge as you, Baboosh! That is one dandy shot of shadow patterns for the theme too. Have a great weekend of blues!

Jilly said...

Your swing bridge is perfect for a shadow photograph and what a lovely photo it is. Beautiful capture.

alicesg said...

Very beautiful bridge. Love the design of it. Have a nice weekend.

Bibi said...

Colorful shadow photo...an oxymoron, I guess, but you managed to create this lovely one.

mannanan said...

Ahh yes the famous Ramsey swing bridge. I love how you have caught the shadows and as you say very much like a cobweb. Taken early morning. You are walking towards the town away from the new swimming pool with the sun coming from ten o'clock direction. If it was evening the sun would be coming from the opposite direction. Well that's my theory and I'm sticking to it.....Might see you in Laxey....You never know you may feature in my site next week.

Mo said...

is mannanan suggesting you go swimming early morning. Jeez. Night owl meself. Joined you on the bridge with 2 themes today. Work sounds like loads of fun. Do hope we get to peek at some of the images.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Interesting shots. Beautiful sky and love the shadows.

Rambling Round said...

Splendid!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Nice shot. Love the long shadows.

pantteri, Finland said...

Very interesting photo with light and shadows and the blue sky.

laxeylass said...

I have to agree this must be early morning. LBF.I hope the sun shines and the music is brilliant. ANY photos you take there appreciated, and if you can get any of Laxey too that would be nice.

laxeylass said...

Sorry meant to say any you take that you are selling would be nice. Thanx.

Daryl said...

Another winner ..

Kim said...

When you get to 100, a new challenge. Like the golden sunlight.

Marie Reed said...

Happy May Day..and.. I'l NEVER behave!

Grace and Bradley said...

Beautiful picture of the bridge. Have fun in the festival.

Lisa Wilson said...

Lacy shadows, cool choice! I wasn't prepared for today either and had to dig up something from last summer. Have fun at the festival!

Arlene said...

Great bridge and sky shot! :)

Denise said...

It's lovely, shadows and sky, a great combination.

Marie-Noyale said...

Would have been disapointing not to see your favorite bridge on that thme day perfect for it!!

Anonymous said...

Well done B.on getting both themes in.

maryt/theteach said...

Great skies and shadows, babooshka! I have "Looking at the Sky on Friday" post and on Sunday I'll have a "Shadow Shot Sunday" post! Have a great weekend! :)

bookbabie said...

You're the second person I saw combine the two themes, excellent pic!

susieofarabia said...

Even your point and shoot photos turn out great! I'll never get tired of your bridge series...

Kaye said...

Brilliant take on the themes.

Kaye said...

Brilliant take on the themes.

Laurie Brandriet Keller said...

Hey BabababaBoo! Great shot!

tapirgal said...

What nice colors! Very beautiful.

Helen said...

Very nice shadow photo. I Like bridges ... so this was a double treat!!

Paul(the actor) said...

Um! My third favourite bridge photo. What is yours?


Paul(the actor)

Jim M?

Lew said...

Love the shadows on this delightful bridge! I'm looking forward to the next 82.

Virginia said...

75 comments. What on earth can I add????? How about DAMN good entry ??? I love the long shadow on that bridge B. It's a goody for Skywatch as well.
V

Boise Diva said...

Took me a while to get here today, but I HAD to see your theme day post - excellent as expected!

Island Style said...

Happy skywatch.. nice shadowy bridge here! Thanks for stopping by to-

chrome3d said...

Bridge of a rising new day...
Have a good times in the blues festival. Sounds like a lot of fun.

Carraol said...

Beautiful light, angle and composition, the bridge worth one hundred shots.

kRiZ cPEc said...

have lots of fun!

Gattina said...

I see you also had a wonderful blue sky for May Day !

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Fabulous capture! I love the colors and curves. Reminds me of a roller coaster, too. hehe!

~Lisa
ps Thanks for your kind words you felt for me on my blog. I really appreciate it.

Mamapippa said...

Simply beautiful !

TCKK said...

Such a neat neat picture! Love that bridge!

Chuck Pefley said...

Guess I could have guessed you'd have a swing-bridge photo today. Bridges provide such wonderful structural pieces for shadow creation. Lovely light.

Gennasus said...

You've covered it all with that shot. Interesting bridge and good shadows, nice blue sky too!

Pierre said...

Belle mon cherie.

Baruch said...

Great photo and a fantastic choice for theme day as well as SWF - well done!

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: Neat shot of the bridge. So they ahve to keep foolish people from climbing the bridge with that fancy widget on the beam.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

a shadow cobweb - lovely photo

Louis la Vache said...

Joyeux premier mai!

Marie Reed said...

You've posted quite the cliffhanger! ok ok ok I'll be a good girl and behave! Now do I get to see the blues festival? :)

Pam said...

About time we had the bridge again. Strange shadows.

Buck said...

Now THOSE are shadows!

Congratulations on a successful melding of themes. I see you keep raising the bar - kudos!

Gresham Photo Blog said...

Awesome pic, fits the shadows theme perfectly!!!

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