Thursday, 29 September 2011

The sky above you (SkyWatch Friday)

Another in my occasional series of sky shots with no sky! Aim of the game is to make it clear what the sky is doing without really showing the sky.

So on a bright and sunny day in the Grampians I found this shadow on a stump – not a cloud in the sky, not a flaw in the shadow.

Hope you like it.

You can find pictures which probably contain the sky at SkyWatch Friday.

You can see the most recent post to my other blog by clicking on the Paying Ready Attention image on the RHS of the page.

Enjoy the skies!

23 comments:

ladyfi said...

Wow - that shadow is flawless - looks as if it is painted on!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Like a very creative etching! Beautiful!

whatandysees said...

Aaaah!, a sky shot with no sky, a fern shot with no fern!..... a magical shot with no magic?.....:)

Like your style!....:)

VioletSky said...

Brilliant!

TexWisGirl said...

cheater! that's more of a shadow shot submission than a skywatch. :)

Dianne said...

It looks like lace-work on a log -beautiful.

"Adelaide and Beyond"

Judy said...

I love ferns and shadows, so I really like this shot! How creative of you!!

eileeninmd said...

It is really cool, great capture and very creative. Happy skywatching and have a great weekend!

Arija said...

Super shadow Stuart. How about linking it with Shadow Shot Sunday at Hey Harriet, you can find the link on my sidebar.

Hope you sustained no damage from the storm.

Happy days . . .

Jackie said...

That is a great shot, and quite unusual, since most reflective shots are taken with water or glass involved. It is so sharp and clear. Beautiful.

Kel said...

Stewart, you win the Xfacta award for most creative skywatch pic this week

taa daa

:-)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good and nice photo.

Regards and best wishes

Kala said...

Very creative - you've captured what most would overlook.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Love the pattern the fern fronds made with their shadows.

Thanks for stopping by! Australia seems like such a fascinating place.

Red Nomad OZ said...

I thought it was a reflection at first! And I thought you were done with the Grampians pix!!!

Gary said...

I do!! Very interesting. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sivinden said...

Yes, I like the shadows and the wooden texture.

Magda said...

Hello Stewart M,
I was visiting Kel's SWF and was intrigued by the words you wrote in the note you left, so came to Visit...

That is an astonishing photo... I have seen the Sky reflected in Water but never on a Stump...

Personally feel it is a wonderful contribution to SkyWatch Friday... encourages one to look about one to see the wonders of Sky's reflections.

Beautiful.

With appreciation from Magda and Family in Australia

Kalyan said...

Simply beautifully captured shot...lovely!

eden said...

Wow, Love the photo. Very creative.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love it -- almost looks like a perfect fossil embedded in the stone. Beautiful.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Also it reminds me of a lesson I learned in Kindergarten when I painted a thin blue line across the top of my drawing of a house and the teacher said: the sky is everywhere, we live in the sky, it isn't just up abovr us." I was quite confused for a little while ;>)

Sylvia K said...

Sorry I'm so late in getting by, Stewart, it has been one of "those" weekends -- BUSY! This is indeed a magical shot and does look like a painting! Creative it is! Hope you've had a great weekend!

Sylvia