Shadow

jump rope shadow

Shadow

This image is an oldie, but has long been one of my favorites.  It was shot on the mission trip in the Southwest.  My photography friends and I were working on a lesson on shadow.  I find this shadow of a young Navajo boy jumping rope is simple, yet storytelling.  I’m hopeful that I will be aware of other interesting shadow opportunities that I encounter.

Self Portrait

Valley of the Gods shadow

Self Portrait

On one of the many visits I’ve been blessed enough to enjoy to Valley of the Gods, near Mexican Hat, Utah, my friends and I were charged with looking for shots of shadow.  We were there awaiting the sunset, so it was the perfect time to explore and find myself among the gorgeous, red sandstone rock formations.  Considered a smaller version of Monument Valley, Valley of the Gods is a unique, primitive valley dotted with huge sandstone mesas, cliffs, and hoodoos, and traversed by a 17 mile dirt road.  It is almost other worldly.  What better place to spend an evening with friends waiting for the sun to set and the first stars to appear?