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December 3, 2008 / Bo Mackison

Shadows of Leaves


On Great Sand Dunes National Park Nature Trail

Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.

Arnold Newman  (American photographer)


  1. Anna Surface / Dec 3 2008 12:20 pm

    Now, that is a great quote! Lovely starkness with the play of shadow and light. 🙂

  2. Debi / Dec 3 2008 6:25 pm

    I couldn’t agree more, which is why photography is, to my way of thinking, yet one more art form. Lovely quote and photo.

  3. Marcie / Dec 3 2008 7:43 pm

    Where’d you find that quote?? So absolutely perfect! Love how you captured the shadow and light.

  4. montucky / Dec 3 2008 7:48 pm

    Very, very nice!

  5. Gandalf / Dec 4 2008 7:21 am

    How can photos not be real? Do you mean all those shots in The Enquirer are an illusion? 🙂

    Your shots with the shadow play are among my favorites. Very nice capture.

  6. Robin / Dec 4 2008 1:16 pm

    Lovely light and shadow shot. I think these are my favorites. You’re good with shadow.

  7. suehenryphotography / Dec 6 2008 8:33 am

    I always find it interesting how the camera helps us see things we probably otherwise overlook — like shadows of leaves. Lovely capture of light and shadow.

  8. amuirin / Dec 6 2008 4:32 pm

    I like that thought, the illusion. I remember learning about how we see color. The colors we can view are the ones that aren’t really there, the particular quality of light that isn’t absorbed in an object, but deflected… that’s what we see. The objects around us are every other color.

    That thought sort of boggled my mind.

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