The groundhog didn’t see his shadow last weekend (woohoo for early Spring!) but you sure did. This week’s shadow challenge really showcased your creativity. You found some interesting patterns and created drama that left me wanting more. The photographs that used the shadows to help create some depth and dimension really stood out for me. Goodbye flat 2D images! Who knew shadows are something to be noticed not avoided in photography?!

Here’s this week’s 15 Shadow Photographs.

15 shadow photographs

1. Linda Pierce – I love the mirrored image the shadow creates. I am a fan of creative shapes and patterns. I also like the color tones of this photo. They give it a rustic feel!

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2. Allison Allan-Harper – I love reflection photographs! I also like that you chose to convert this to black and white to give it a moody feeling.

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3. Erin La Place - Great use of leading lines in this one! I like how the shadow continues the lines of the fence. Your eye really follows along the lines well.

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4. Susan Padilla – The shapes in this photograph are so interesting. The way you used shadows makes me want to sit and look at your shot all day! I like the angle at which your shot this. What a great way to freeze a moment in time!

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5. Bea Sweeney - This photo reminds me of a quiet summer day with the curtains blowing in the breeze. Definitely not the cold and snow I am currently watching out my window! For a moment, I got a a nice, warm feeling when viewing this photo.

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6. Randi Arnar – Love this! Using the dog as the main pop of black in the photograph worked really well. And, the trail of footprints created a leading line which moved our eye in the direction of where the dog is going.

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7. Mary Richards – Can you hear the swooshing down the hill? I can! This photograph has great movement to it. Isn’t snow great for capturing a shadow? You really made us feel like we were on the mountain with you.

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8. Kessie Jennissen  - What a great moment to capture! I love the golden tones in this {I think we all know how much I love the golden by now!}. The only thing I would have done was straighten out the horizon is post-processing. When the horizon is on a diagonal like this, it can create the feeling as if your subject is sliding off the picture!

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9. Linda Kincaid – When I first started as a photographer, one of the first things that I loved photographing was architecture. The lines, the shapes, the patterns, I love it all! The shadows in this shot make the entrance way feel longer than it is and highlight the arches nicely.

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10. Jan Sumner - This has been the scene in my house all week. Little boys running to to the window to watch the snow fall! Love the black and white processing.

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11. Wendy Martelle – I like the direction of the lighting in this photograph. It really highlights your dog’s beautiful eyes!

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12. Judy Macedo – This shot is awesome! Great catch with this one. This was really creative.

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13. Lynn Withrow - Another creative shadow photograph! Great job on the sharpness of the bike pedal.

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14. Melanie Barrett – I don’t know what it is about these shadowy window photographs but they really speak to me! This one reminds of a vintage photo with the sepia processing.

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15. Sherri Stoller – This is gorgeous! From the sun flare to the sun reflecting off the water to the silhouette of the tress and building, I would love to hang this on my wall!

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Now that you’ve seen them, tell us which photograph is your favorite!

Missed the tutorial? Check out my tips for using shadows in photography.

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