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.
My husband has a new toy! He’s owned a Harley for a couple of years now, but recently upgraded to a bigger bike. Yesterday, we broke it in on the Blue Ridge Parkway with my sister and her husband. We had a great time, and enjoyed the Parkway in summer green. Beautiful!
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?
The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, near Taos, New Mexico, spans 600 feet across and is 565 feet high. We were lucky enough to be there late in the afternoon, when the shadows were long. The bridge is very pedestrian friendly, and allows for beautiful views down the the river (and often rafters) below.