Saturday, 30 May 2009

Dancing shadows

During the brighter summer days I am seeing more and more beautiful shadows, especially the clear shadows cast through trees onto pavements. These photos were taken in Mrytle Park, Bingley. I found it really interesting how the intricate patterns constantly moved and changed with the weather and sunlight. It is also worth noting the connection between these shadows and pinhole photography - a very small gap between leaves can act as a camera obscura, a basic form of pinhole camera, and project the sun's image onto the ground; this is one of the ways a solar eclipse can be viewed.

I have since projected these images onto A1 paper and made some large-scale drawings. I will upload these at a later date.

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