The Shadow Knows


“To contemplate is to look at shadows.”

~Victor Hugo

 

Black and White, Monochrome, Shadows, Photography, Art, Composition, Inspiration, Street, Architecture, Abstract

Diagonals

 

Black and White, Monochrome, Shadows, Photography, Art, Composition, Inspiration, Street, Architecture, Abstract

Vines and Lines

 

Black and White, Monochrome, Shadows, Photography, Art, Composition, Inspiration, Street, Architecture, Abstract

Escape

 

“To see in color is a delight for the eye but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul.”

~ Andri Cauldwell

 

Black and White, Monochrome, Shadows, Photography, Art, Composition, Inspiration, Street, Architecture, Abstract

What Floor?

 

Black and White, Monochrome, Shadows, Photography, Art, Composition, Inspiration, Street, Architecture, Abstract

Wired

 

Black and White, Monochrome, Shadows, Photography, Art, Composition, Inspiration, Street, Architecture, Abstract

Bricks

 

“Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.”

~Paul Strand

 

Black and White, Monochrome, Shadows, Photography, Art, Composition, Inspiration, Street, Architecture, Abstract

Taking a Pole

 

Black and White, Monochrome, Shadows, Photography, Art, Composition, Inspiration, Street, Architecture, Abstract

Pipe

 

Black and White, Monochrome, Shadows, Photography, Art, Composition, Inspiration, Street, Architecture, Abstract

Lines and Shadows

 

β€œColour is everything, black and white is more.”

~ Dominic Rouse

 

 

 

Categories: Architecture, Black and White, City Scenes, Lines and Shadows, Photography, Street PhotographyTags: , , , , , , , ,

120 comments

  1. I’d already seen that post, but thanks to you I’m trying to pay more attention to shadows.
    Merci.

  2. Beautiful photos and great perspectives in your shots!

  3. You’ve done well to convert all your pictures in black and white so that the shadows are more pronounced. I like the abstract of the lines but my favorites are also “Vines and Lines” , “What Floor?” and “Pipe”.
    Best regards, Heidi

    • Hi Heidi, Thank you. I often know if a scene will work well in monochrome when I am shooting it, and the high contrast scenes with prominent shadows are definites. I’m so glad these spoke to you– much appreciated.

  4. these are beautiful you are extremely talented

  5. I wonder if it’s ever been assessed that people who are colour blind may actually find more meaning in the things they see in life than those of us with full appreciation of the colour spectrum.

  6. You’ve proved yourself a princess of abstractions.

  7. I’m loving all of ​the lines, shapes, and patterns! Awesome captures πŸ™‚

  8. ‘Vines and Lines’, what a beautiful image so full of stories.

  9. Una Serie Realmente Hermosa… En La FotografΓ­a Siempre Prestamos AtenciΓ³n A La Luz, Pocas Veces A Resaltar Las Sombras… Un Saludo.

  10. Very good. Shadows are one thing I miss completely in Photography.
    I will pay more attention…
    πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Brian. Spotting them is something that happens to be in the forefront my mind. Conversely, for me, it’s all about looking for the light. Glad you enjoyed this series.

      • I did. It is a matter of training the eye. I tend to “notice” things many people don’t see. And shoot. I have become very sensitive to light lately because we moved into a new neighbourhood, with colonial houses and colours. So the same… house changes altogether depending on the time of day and the light. πŸ™‚
        (I just need to train myself to think shadows…)
        Have a great week-end Jane

  11. Like your elevator shot. πŸ™‚

  12. Great urban photos. I can feel the mood from the shadow. And also you can see these photos as a urban abstract photography

  13. There’s that gorgeous “Vines & Lines” again – did I see it on Instagram? I think so. Love the telephone pole, too, what a stretch! πŸ™‚ I like the clarity of the light in “Diagonals” and “Bricks” very much.

  14. Beautiful shadow play, compositions and B&W processing!

  15. Vines and lines is my favourite. While I like the black and white, I wonder what it looks like in colour.

    • Hi Lisa, I’m so glad you like that one. Interesting that you wondered– I really like the color version, too, but decided to do a completely monochrome post so it didn’t make it this time. Someday soon… πŸ™‚ Thank you for your kind reaction.

  16. love these shots….reminds me of old charming movies….feel goodπŸ‘

  17. Works for me, Jane. Shadows and Monochrome together. My favourite Vines and Lines

  18. πŸ™‚ I love how you look at things.
    Beautiful photography!
    Have a very HAPPY weekend and greetings from Vienna.
    Claudia πŸ™‚

  19. I didn’t know shadows can be so beautifully capture before seeing your photos here!
    Great shots, Jane, as always. πŸ™‚

  20. So nice, Jane.
    I LOVE “Vines and Lines!!!”

  21. Such wonderful shots Jane and what a fine introduction with the smooth flow of diagonals across the grid of the first shot. Beautiful!

  22. Nice lines…cheers to finding the extraordinary.

  23. Great set of shots and Shadows Jane!

  24. Isn’t it fun to name your collections? I enjoy naming my posts.
    I really enjoyed the “Taking A Pole” title, as well as the image-such a great shot! Of course, all of them are terrific.

  25. Wonderful monochrome collection Jane! My favourites (in order) are Escape, Bricks and What Floor?

  26. These are wonderful, Jane! You put so much thought into each photo and post.

  27. Hi jane, interesting shadows pictures my favorit is 2nd one.

  28. Vines and Lines is my favorite…shadows and texture are exquisite!

  29. Great series Jane, Vines and Lines is one of your best!

  30. Your work is so extra out of this picture world I have never come across anyone’s work as sharp eye as yours. You can make any picture come so alive and it takes you to another level. “YOU” Shadow all my smiles with life.

  31. Wow, you bowled me over …sumptuous work.

  32. Stunning series, Jane! I just love monochrome work! Thanks for sharing! Marcus

  33. Very nice, I like vines and lines best, well spotted πŸ™‚

  34. great captures – excellent with light, shadow and structures πŸ™‚

  35. Wonderful set of shadows! The ‘Vines and lines’ is a masterpiece! Love the composition and contrast.

  36. Beautiful BW compositions, Jane. Very dramatic. Really like the brick one and the touch of softness the sunlight brings. It’s like warmth and hope shining all over 😊

  37. Jane, it is such a delight to enjoy your amazing work. The dynamic, the lines and the paly with shadows is masterfully captured. Thank you for sharing with the Universe….

  38. Great yin/yang study of light and shadow. Very nice!

  39. Hi Jane! I absolutely love black and white pictures. It’s fascinating how you play with light and darkness to create shadows. Beautiful captures — all of them!

  40. Wonderful images Jane πŸ˜€

  41. Excellent captures of shadows and lines… You mastered the monochrome at its best!

  42. Nice job, Jane. Any of these shadow graphics could make a great printed circuit board.
    Ξ©

  43. I’m always looking out for shadows and you have a great selection here – black and white works brilliantly.

  44. Love these noir shots – very mysterious.

  45. Cool, cool, cool…quite an eye you have !

  46. Impressive photos of lights and shadows. Monochrome is put to its best use.

  47. Great set of shadows, Jane!

  48. Very creative and imaginitve imagery, Jane! Truly masters of light and shadow!

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