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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Shadows

Carmi has chosen "Shadow" as the theme of this week's Thematic Photographic challenge. As always, he leaves the interpretation open to any of us who choose to play along.

My camera took this photo, but my lovely daughter Amanda was the artist behind the lens. She captured this moment on a late October afternoon at Whitman Mission National Historic Site.

I loved it.

Yes, the shadows along the Oregon Trail captivated my imagination. But, not the castings from the setting sun.

Instead, I was there beneath the shadows of men and horses. I heard the echoes of children racing after wagon wheels. And, I felt the cool breeze through the hair of a pioneer woman as she shook it loose from a sweat soaked bonnet.

... westward HO!

30 comments:

kitten said...

Beautiful!

Gaynor said...

Love the photo Pam. I haven't blogged for ages! Sorry to disappoint. Must get on to it tonight. Have been having a great time with lots of parties!! Bit cold here though!
Love, Gaynor xx

heather said...

Beautiful shot. Looks like Amanda got her mother's eye.
I like your interpretation, too.

LadyStyx said...

Awesome picture.

Jenni said...

Great shot! I love the stories your imagination weaves even more though. Just watch what you call that pioneer woman;o)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Very nice photo! I liked your thought about the pioneer woman! :)

The Ramblin Irishman said...

Great photo. Oh for the days when there were no wire fences, lots of room to roam on your horse and pretty pioneer women.

Jim said...

Thanks for your visit to my WW and for your nice comment, that bumpy road would ring any car's bells!

I like your tree eating kite, most of the time it is the other way round. I couldn't see the flier unless he/she is riding on that high kite.

The fence, did you know that is a 'free standing fence' as opposed to one with posts put into the ground. Since it zigzags along it will just stand up by itself.
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Amanda said...

We had so much fun taking those pictures! The sun setting in the sky provided the perfect backdrop. :)

Karen said...

So pretty!

mark said...

Awesome Photo!

Masago said...

Cool.

Karmyn R said...

Wow - that is a very cool shot. Dave and I have been together for 12 years and I have NEVER taken him out there. He hasn't forgiven me yet.

Gattina said...

I first saw the wagon in the background ! My romantic heart imagines a trip sitting in there with a hurting bottom surrounded by feathered Indians ! awww !!

Desert Songbird said...

I love the perspective on this. I like that the covered wagon, while not the focus, is very definitely the center of the photo.

Tammy said...

Beautiful photo...and beautiful words to go with it, Pamela. I have always loved history...and the Oregon trail in near to not only my heart...but my house! (Sort of!)
I've been to The End of the Oregon trail, but I'd love to see the Whitman historical site some day!

Kila said...

That is a nice photo :)

Walker said...

Hey! I want to see your Christmas tree. I need inspiration. Mine sucks.

Janet said...

That's a fantastic shot, love the focus!

Bob-kat said...

Wonderful shadow shot! I love the use of depth of field and the criss-cross patterns that the shadows make.

Thanks for visiting my blog :)

lisaschaos said...

I love the shadows! I have always wanted to check out the Oregon trail but haven't made it yet. How neat!

G. Harrison said...

hi pamela,

thanks for your visit to It Strikes me Funny.

a few shadows go a long way. I can't figure out how a person shaped the third piece of wood from the bottom in the fence. cedar posts i understand, but crooked sticks that seem to have been milled have me wondering - why'd they do that?

cheers,

g. harrison

maudie-mae said...

Thanks for your comments--some of it is hormones and due to my disease, but some of it is just the fact that they all left at once. When my son left home the first time, I had to go spend some time with my mom and dad who had fallen and broken his femur. We came back home at the same time. When my daughter left home, my son was still there. If they are home together and leave together, It brings out the weepiness in me.

As far as the chemo goes, it's a monthly injection and usually only takes 15 minutes at most. Sometimes I have a friend come along, but usually I go get my shot and come straight home. (I like to get back in time to watch Perry Mason if I can!)

MarmiteToasty said...

Brill photo....

x

margie said...

lovely images, pamela. reading through your posts and i was thankful to see that other people are paying attention to the problems of zimbabwe. apparently the people are now dying of cholera. it is so important to pay attention. thank you.

nancypants said...

I love this post Pamela!

Carmi said...

You've taught your daughter well, as this photo is beautifully composed. I can practically feel the grain in the wood!

dawn said...

Great shadow photo. I like the wagon in the background too.

dianne - bunny trails said...

Beautiful photo, but I also love your thoughts about "shadows." Wonderful entry. :D

wendster said...

Excellent photo.