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Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

“This challenge subject is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, we move from one place to another on. You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride them, as long as the way is visible.” —Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge This is one of my favorite brick walkways and this time of year…


This week, hunt for shadows and incorporate them into your shot. —WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge I always enjoyed the feeling of being bathed in the early morning light while on the Main Cable of the Golden Gate Bridge.

WPC: Virtually Weightless

“This week, share a photo of something marked by its weight — or its air of weightlessness. Show us gravity at its most unforgiving, or most generous….” —WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge The “gravity” of the situation is not as bad as it looks at first glance. Note: I edited an old photo for this challenge.…


“Shadow is the obstruction of light. Shadows appear to me to be of supreme importance in perspective, because, without them opaque and solid bodies will be ill defined; that which is contained within their outlines and their boundaries themselves will be ill-understood unless they are shown against a background of a different tone from themselves.” —Leonardo DaVinci

These high-tensile bolt heads are illuminated by a portable light tower on the South Anchorage Roof of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Shadows for Leonardo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Shadows for Leonardo
© Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

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Travel Theme: Shadows

“…get ready with your own shadowy post and let’s dedicate this week’s travel theme to groundhogs everywhere…”Travel theme: Shadows

Tomorrow is Groundhog Day and if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow we will have six more weeks of Winter, allegedly— I’m just sayin’…

On a personal level, I will gladly take six more weeks of Winter if I can photograph scenes like the one below. There would be no shadows without highlights and the combination is serene. Enjoy.

ShadowsPhoto © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

I took this photo with my iPhone 5 camera, made crops in iPhoto and added the frame in Snapseed.

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