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Spanish Shadows

By LynneJoyce  
We have booked our Spring trip to the Spanish property today and that got me looking into the Spanish photo archives, Archive Diving being such a popular pastime at this grey time of year in the UK. I came upon V's1 & 12, pictures of a huge, blowsy tart of a flower that grows in a neighbours garden. I was fascinated by the shadows of the stamens in these backlit shots and I thought that they fitted in with the Saturday Shadow theme.

After a Spanish Shadow hunt here we have a variety of shots, all taken in Spain last year and all with different shadow interest. Not all of them were taken in Calpe where the property is located and where the map location is. V's 2 & 6 were taken in Valencia and V8 in Denia.

Anyway, thank you for looking and I hope that you enjoy at least some of them.

Tags: General Flowers and plants Landscape and travel Flash and lighting

Voters: Billyray, mauriceegan, stuart1963 and 79 more

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Billyray 8 70 3 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 8:40PM
An excellent shot Lynne, gorgeous colour, detail and shadows. Love the presentation too.
Unfortunately no variations uploaded yet.

WHOOPS variations now viewable, with V7 being my favourite.


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9 Feb 2013 8:51PM
A amazing set Lynne,Great work, Beautiful Colours, Excellent Detail,All presentation to a high standard--------Milky(Gary)WinkSmile
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 8:58PM
Lovely set of pics Lynne. If I am forced to choose a winner it will be v3 for its simplicity and vision.
Jat_Riski 8 87 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 9:02PM
Great set Lynne.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 9:06PM
Great set and glad I am not only one going onto hard driveWink
has to be 1st and last for me Lynne, love the yellow against
that marvellous blue shy!
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
9 Feb 2013 9:17PM
I enjoyed them all Lynne, but 1 & 3 caught my eye particularly. I'd probably enjoy them more if I were there!! GrinGrinGrin

taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
9 Feb 2013 9:21PM
You found some great shadows in your archive! Very impressive collection!
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
9 Feb 2013 9:38PM
V12 for me ,great light .
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
9 Feb 2013 9:46PM
You take top honours for shadows today Lynne, stunning set of images, not one I do not like.


helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 9:53PM
What an amazing selection here
I particularly like v1, v3 and v6 SmileSmileSmile
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
9 Feb 2013 10:13PM
It mist ne nice to have something like this to look forward to and viewing these archive photos will get you in the mood. A lovely varied set.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 10:13PM
V2/6 I like most but all told a great set Lynne
9 Feb 2013 10:14PM
An amazing set, Lynne - you've done Shadow Saturday proud!!SmileSmile

EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
9 Feb 2013 10:19PM
I'm very drawn to that beautiful golden chalice set against the clear blue in V1 though all are great shadows.

9 Feb 2013 10:25PM
Fabulous set!!!How could you choose?
7 10 10 England
9 Feb 2013 10:38PM
As always the whole set earns the highest praise. Some really interesting shadows.
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 10:46PM
Something to whet our appetites - we've booked to go in May for a couple of weeks. A fine set of images Lynne with good shadows.
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
9 Feb 2013 11:46PM
What fantastic and great set of images,all very beautiful indeed,very well done,
strokebloke 7 493 17 England
9 Feb 2013 11:59PM
As always GrinGrin
10 Feb 2013 12:25AM
Una obra espectacular, como para imprimirla en un formato muy grande..
10 Feb 2013 5:22AM
Great pictures Lynn. I absolutely love v1 ! Beautiful macro. The shadows are great! Well presented as well !! I think I'm jealous! hahaha
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 6:29AM
Fabulous set Lynne all presented perfectly .SmileSmile
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
10 Feb 2013 7:08AM
A super set of Saturday shadows, Lynne, V.9 is my favourite, with the little shadow man saying 'boo' to the small prickly pear Smile Carol
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
10 Feb 2013 7:43AM
A wonderful set of images from which it is most difficult to single one out.

6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 8:15AM
A wonderful set of superb images each with the common theme of Shadows. When the quality is this good one finds it hard to pick out a particular favourite. However I do like the geometrical assortment provided in image number six.

Regards as always Lynne

Nathan GrinGrinGrin
GarrathE 8 4 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 9:20AM
Love them all except v10! We need to retake that one this trip to show the new skinny-me.
10 Feb 2013 9:29AM
One of your best sets yet Lynne, and the presentation and image on V1, is just superb. Have an award on me Today Smile

John Smile
V1-V2-V6-12 are excellent captures, all have good detail and well presented, good processing lots to enjoy on this good set of shots.

saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
10 Feb 2013 10:37AM

Quote:...a huge, blowsy tart...
. This made me smile, Lynne.Smile
An Elsie Tanner, perhaps?

I have to say this is a very poor series to throw at us. I am sitting here contemplating going outside to shovel the latest load of snow that was dumped on us last night!Sad and no chance of getting away from it eitherSad)

Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 10:42AM
A terrific set of shadowy images Lynne all beautifully presented with your superb skills.
I do love the yellow flower against the blue sky in both V1 and V12, butId choose V3 for impact and simplicity.
Also V6 for those for those wonderful shapes and shadows.
V7 is also a lovely flower image with your great border.
10 Feb 2013 11:33AM
Interesting and varied set, do like V1 & V12 most.

xwang 7 55 8
10 Feb 2013 11:45AM
A superbly taken set,Lynne. Wonderful colour and great light.
Compare with V1&V12, I think that I might prerfer V12... ;V7's color , clarity and light are superb;and V8&V9.. generally speaking, the clarity of all the images are great.
I don't know the V3 and V11's aperture. , personally, I prefer the focal point on the plant, maybe it was a bit windy...the colour and light are beautiful..
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
10 Feb 2013 1:05PM
Beautiful! All!......Sandy
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
10 Feb 2013 3:15PM
A fine collection of shadows and variety of subjects here, Lynne Wink
Trev Smile
Tibetan 4 3 England
10 Feb 2013 3:16PM
V6, 11, 12, got to be V6. anyway Lynne, that is a grand shot like it a lot, regards Leon, good setGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
10 Feb 2013 4:30PM
A great set of images, I just love v3, but thats me

annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
10 Feb 2013 4:50PM
No 1 just begged for my award! Love it.
But v3&6 are as good!
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 8:42PM
A fantastic collection of images Lynne. Some well defined shadows. Love them all
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 9:17PM
The yellow flower is a Golden Chalice Vine, Lynne.
Oh how these pictures made me want to be there again! You have some excellent shots here. I love the canopy in V2, everything about V4, the architectural study in V6, and the shadow man who has had a fright in V9.
UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 10:16PM
I love this, don't usually give awards for floral photography, so this is a first.


Meheecho 3 275 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 12:31PM
A beautiful collection and well worth the awards
Superb set of shadow, Lynne. Amazing silhouetted shadow of the stamens of your neighbors flower (V1 & V12). - Raja.
12 Feb 2013 5:53PM
What a wonderful selection ,,,
and to think you will soonish be there
Your lead V1 definately is the winner for me
phil99 9 45 6 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 10:05PM
What a super set Lynne .Went to Spain with a friend who has a share in a holiday apartment in Fuengirola last March . Wish I was goingagain for some nice early Spring sunshine
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2013 8:07PM
A super set & love V7 & V8
Humblebee 4 1 England
16 Feb 2013 6:09PM
V1 for me superbly taken and beautifully presented ... Carol Grin
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
17 Feb 2013 7:46PM
What a splendid selection of Spanish shadows Lynne, v1 is the star of the show but v2 and V4 are a close second
platzy 3 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 4:08PM
Great varied album of interesting images all are excellent my personal favourite is V6, superb work.
beautiful set Lynn, V1 very eye catching

evelen 11 5 England
12 Mar 2013 6:35PM
wonderful set of images Lynn.
18 Mar 2013 2:01PM
Love the shadows on the flower in v1 - really nice set Steve
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
31 Mar 2013 9:36PM
V1 is a very very special image Lynne , worthy of all the votes/awards Smile The light and detail are staggering GrinGrinGrin


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