Light is a primal component in photography and when there is light, there has to be a shadow. Sometimes the shadow an object casts tells a story of its own and other times they say much more than the actual subject does. Posted here are a collection of a few interesting shots which prove that ‘light, shadow and photography‘ form a mind-blowing combination.
The shadow of a hot-air balloon appears on a rape field near Jasdorf, northern Germany, as temperatures reach eight degrees Celsius on May 21.
Shadows of the Australian team are highlighted on a fence as they arrive for a training session in Roodepoort on June 7, ahead of the start of the 2010 World Cup football tournament. The 2010 World Cup will take
place in South Africa from June 11 to July 11, the first time on African soil for the biggest and most prestigious competition in sport.
A boy walks in front of shadows of children playing on the street in Kingston, May 30. Children played on trash-strewn streets, as mostly older women headed to church in their Sunday best past soldiers and police in camouflage fatigues nearly a week after security forces started a deadly four-day assault in a slum of Kingston in search of reputed drug lord Christopher “Dudus” Coke.
A man warmly dressed walks along a wall as the sun casts the shadows of trees in Shanghai on Jan. 13.
The shadows of two Lebanese protesters are cast on a Turkish flag at an anti-Israel demonstration outside the United Nations headquarters in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, June 1.
A figure is projected on the ceiling of the Gallery of Dancing Shadows at the Enchanted Palace experience at Kensington Palace on March 25, in London, England.
The shadow of Chinese participants of the Waist Drum Tournament, cast on the ground while performing at Grand View Garden in Beijing, China, May 20. More than 1,500 waist drum fans from 50 teams in Beijing gathered for the “Baizhifang Cup” waist drum tournament. Waist drum, also known as Yaogu in China, is a Chinese traditional musical instrument people perform, sometimes with group dancing, for festivals and celebrations.
An unidentified U.S. Navy sailor steps into the shadow of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier, June 7, as it docks in Muharraq, Bahrain. U.S. aircraft launching off the Eisenhower have been flying missions in support of coalition forces fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The shadows of spectators are seen on the court as Cypriot Marcos Bagdatis returns the ball to Spain’s Marcel Granollers during a second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, May 26.
The shadow of a man dancing is projected onto a tent during a concert at a camp for earthquake displaced people in Port-au-Prince, May 12. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Jan. 12, killing and injuring thousands.
Law Enforcement officers forming a “Cordon of Honor,” for the four fallen Lakewood Police Officers cast long shadows at the Tacooma Dome before the officer’s caskets were carried into the dome for service, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 in Lakewood, Washington.
A shadow of model displaying a creation from a ready to wear collection by Ukrainian fashion designer Sasha.Kanevski is cast during Ukrainian Fashion Week in Kiev on March 15.
Early morning light on scaffolding falls over a building on 42nd Street in Times Square in New York Jan. 7, casting shadows on the street from commuters.
The shadow of a military helicopter is seen as it flies over wetlands near Grand Isle, La., May 27.
Shadows of pro-government supporters are cast, April 29, in Bangkok, Thailand. Pro-government supporters gathered at the 11th Infantry Regiment, appealing to government officials to carry out their duties and restore peace in the country.
Eshaan Jheeta, 10, casts a shadow on the ground as he spins a chakar above his head while leading a group of drummers during the Vaisakhi parade in Vancouver, B.C., on April 10. Vaisakhi is one of the most significant holidays on the Sikh calendar and commemorates the establishment of the Khalsa in 1699. Organizers expected close to 50,000 people to attend the parade and festivities.
The shadows of young Indian wrestlers are seen on a wall as they train at a Kushti school for traditional wrestling, in Amritsar, India. Kushti is the ancient South Asian form of wrestling that is believed to have been practiced since at least the 5th century B.C. Wrestlers practice for hours per day and some live at the school due to the intense training schedule.
Shadows of bagpipers are seen during the 249th New York City St. Patrick’s Parade up 5th Avenue in New York March 17.
Australian vocal group Human Nature (L-R) Toby Allen, Michael Tierney, Andrew Tierney and Phil Burton cast shadows on a screen as they perform after announcing a two-year extension of their headline show, “Smokey Robinson Presents Australia’s Human Nature – The Ultimate Celebration of the Motown Sound” at the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino May 11, in Las Vegas, Nevada.