Saturday, July 17, 2010

...subtle...

1. (esp. of a change or distinction) so delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyze or describe.
2. (of a mixture or effect) delicately complex and understated.
that is how i describe
this shadow.
subtle.
soft shadows
around the worn
out laces.
the soft shadows
of a baseball forgotten.
yet every time i see it.
it makes me smile.
light + objects=shadows
please stop by.
i like this...
delicately complex and understated.
just BE.
robin.

14 comments:

Sweet Repose said...

Have you ever laid awake tossing and turning all night, anxiously awaiting the projects in the morn...welcome to my world, good thing I don't have a real job!!!

I love simplicity too, never one to over-complicate a perfect setting...to be, is just to be, a simple vision in the eye of one who truly sees. You have that skill Robin, as we gaze at the perfectly simple shots of your daughter...BEAUTIFUL, simply beautiful...I love her shoes!!! Ha!

Each still frame is magic! Thanks for the coffee lil' Sister!

Hey Tilda, I'll be knee deep in weeds this afternoon, how 'bout you!!!

s

frayedattheedge said...

At first I thought this was a sad photo, the ball abandoned .... but then I thought of the pleasure it would have given when it was played with!

Arija said...

Very poignant.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shadow shot! Love the simplicity of the monochrome and wonder what story the ball could tell! Have a great weekend, Robin!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

That appears to be a foul ball, way out of play. The umpire carries plenty of these orbs, so perhaps this one may be forgotten. The simple ball sits almost unseen by the sun, but a simple shadow is left...

Martha Z said...

The tired old ball lies at rest in the grass dreaming of games long ago.

allhorsestuff said...

Very complex...beautiful~
KK

Jonny Hamachi said...

Lazy Dayz

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Very simple and yet so effective.

Lovely shot.

Love your shots of your beautiful daughter. It's so hard watching them grow-up and become independant.

EG Wow said...

This is lovely in its simplicity! I love the play of sun and shadows here.

Greyscale Territory said...

Like memories in the shadows! Beautiful thoughts with a soft and gentle symbolic image!

Hey Harriet said...

I imagine that well worn baseball has provided many happy moments to many children over the years. It's now resting and enjoying the quiet life. And it deserves the rest :)

Hope you have a lovely week ahead Robin!

Rosebud Collection said...

What a unique shot..Very nice and with thought..Great..
Happy SSS.

Laura said...

the subtlety is lovely here Robin...like summer memories stitched into the hide of the ball...shadows hinting at forgotten moments.