Sunday, 1 March 2009

Illustration Friday is breezy & Shadow Shot Sunday is...er...shadowy.




The song of their day is a drifting melody
which wafts in soft tendrils of time
across waters turned to silken gold
in the sea breezy twilight.






I love the way these islands off the coast of Port Douglas in Far North Queensland appear as strata because of the way in which the mountains in the background cast their shadow over the larger island in the middle ground, and that in turn casts its shadow over the small atoll in the foreground. Then the shadows combine and radiate outward across the water. The black and white image gives a rather ethereal quality, I think, to what is essentially just a pretty photograph of some tropical islands.


(**Shadow Shot Sunday is a weekly creative challenge from the innovative Hey Harriet! Do click
here to browse a fantastic gallery of weekly Shadow Shots from a group of very talented photographers from around the globe.**)





30 comments:

The Gypsy Poet... said...

Hello there!
Just had to drop in and say I like your work! I'd like to welcome you to my page! Sophia is the name and I write and publish poetry!
Welcome!
Many HUGS!
Sophia...

The Finely Tuned Woman said...

I have never quite looked at a photograph that way before. You do point out some things that weren't obvious to me at all. I didn't see them. You look at things with a true artist's eye.

Your painting is lovely. I like how you always splash on the colors and make it so cheerful, yet always dignified.

You're a true find, you are.

DEB said...

Tessa, Your work is so beautiful and serene - Even though we've never met, I envision you as the calmest, warmest, most down to earth person imaginable.

jinksy said...

The islands look like a Chinese brush painting in this picture, rather than a photograph...

Alissa Nicolau said...

Gorgeous shot!

soulbrush said...

what lovely young women...in the breeze...and that shadowy shot could be table mountain..sigh...

Rosebud Collection said...

What a beautiful picture and very peaceful..Happy SSS..

Beth Kephart said...

There is something about your work that makes me think of the art we've always found in El Salvador, my husband's home. Bright, glorious, full of movement. Really nice.

studio lolo said...

Lovely, both.
Delicious and nourishing images.

Bee said...

Tessa - From my garden, I can see the sloping hills of Watership Down in Hampshire. Something about your lovely photograph reminds me of them. Were you in Queensland recently?

I LOVE your art, and will come back tomorrow to look more closely. I'm so glad that you stopped by my blog and introduced yourself!

Lily Hydrangea said...

this could be a painting-beautiful.

luvmyboys said...

Such a peaceful photograph. Thanks for sharing!

Lori ann said...

Tessa, your painting is a work of art, the colors make me so happy and your photo, STUNNING. I love black and white, well it's fabulous in its simplicity, I hope you have this one hanging in a frame...
xxx love,lori

Catherine said...

I agree - the shadows add depth to the layers of mountains making it an interesting shot..

Bella Sinclair said...

Gorgeous women. I so love your use of color and shapes. The breeze would be welcoming to them, I imagine.

And wow, that's a photograph? Beautiful.

Hey Harriet said...

What an exquisite shadow photo! Beautiful! I also adore your Illustration Friday piece! The colours are magical and so cheerful. Lovely work!

The W.O.W. factor said...

Tessa, both your painting and your photo are 'breezy'!
Warm sunny breezes wisking by as I float lazily in the crystal waters....
I can dream right?...smiling..

Janelle said...

beautiful as always darlin'! love the black and white pic...for some reason it reminds me of lake turkana...xxx j

Val said...

gorgeous vibrant painting as ever and lovely moody photo. will have to investigate this Shadow Shot movement :-)

karen said...

love the shadowy one, most especially! thanks!! x

Muppet Soul said...

That photo is absolutely lovely.

K said...

It's a beautiful picture. I really like the way the mountains look layered.

pam said...

Dropping by from Jenner's. Beautiful photos!!

septembermom said...

The color and lines are wonderful in this picture. I like how the two female figures appear to have stopped to look back at us. The photograph is amazing too!

Renee said...

1. I love your painting.

2. I love your photograph.

3. I love you.

A Cuban In London said...

And I love the way you explained that so well and the way you shot that beautiul and yet eerie landscape.

Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Polly said...

The paining is beautiful, I love the colours. And the photograph... hmmm... it's very mysterious, reminds me of the western coast of Ireland in early spring... Thanks!

Ziongirl said...

Simply "Joyful".....
Thank you for sharing!

Jaimie said...

Gorgeous work! I love your colors, composition, everything.

Twinkle Star Art said...

Gorgeous black & white shadow shot... so serene.
Your painting is lovely and vibrant.