Chasing Shadows….

Perspective and composition, in much of my photography, thus far at least, has been more instinctive and impulsive than deliberate! As has the capturing of light and shadow.

I am in the process of learning to remedy that and pay more attention to the rules. In the meantime here is a selection of serendipitous shadows from our travels…….
Market, Cambodia

Shadow is a colour as light is,
but less brilliant; light and shadow
are only the relation of two tones.
~ Paul Cezanne

Imperial Palace

The true work of art is but
a shadow of the divine perfection
~ Michelangelo

Ballon ride

When walking through the
“valley of shadows,”
remember, a shadow
is cast by a Light
~ Austin O’Malley

Wat Visoun

Sometimes people don’t see shadows.
The Chinese of course never paint them in
pictures, oriental art never deals with shadow.
But I noticed these shadows and…….
I knew it meant it was sunny.
~ David Hockney

Until next time……..happy travels, no matter where life takes you.

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on

73 thoughts on “Chasing Shadows….

  1. I hear you about paying attention to the rules… I don’t think of shadows and such. Yours are excellent. 😉

  2. I love your collection of shadows and the quotes. Didn’t know Chinese didn’t show shadows.


  3. Your work may be largely intuitive, but it is superbly so. Technique often interferes with instinct. You have mentioned this issue before, I think? Your images are consistently well-composed, rich in color and detail and say what you want them to say. No artist is ever completely satisfied, is he? When I look at your images, I feel as if I am seeing what you see. But, the more important thing is that I see it in the same way that you see it. That is the point at which technique becomes art. Never doubt what the heart sees through the eyes.

    These are wonderful pictures. I particularly like the baskets. Your third eye sees the shadows. 🙂

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