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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Shadowy Steps


One of several sets of steps leading from the Dromana foreshore to the beach on Port Phillip Bay.

Zig zaggy shadows
Inviting steps to the beach
Sea dreams seem so close


The shadowlands can be a quiet place to meet the quiet dimensions of the soul.
- Gemma Wiseman


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32 comments:

Vhen said...

great shadow shot plus the view!

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Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful scene! Love the beach and the blue water and perfect shadows for the day! Gorgeous capture, Gemma, as always!

Sylvia

sarayutouched said...

and your shadow photo...makes my sea dream even closer gemma. beautiful!!
namaste.

Kelly said...

I like how you caught the shadow in the middle of the steps! A nice divider. :)

chubskulit said...

Oh I like that shadow Gemma! The beach is so inviting!

Anne said...

I would love to be sitting on that beach, instead of looking out at a leaden sky, with snow in the air!

Ralph said...

These stairs lead to a lovely beach of soft sand and the variety of blues on the water. The zig-zag motif of shadow leads us directly, if confusingly, to the sandy shore. Nicely captured!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice shadow shot.

Regards and best wishes

Cassie said...

Hi Gemma! I like the way your ShadowShot is perfectly lined in the middle of the steps. Like a solid line telling who ever walks there to stay on their own side! Happy SSS.

Redruby said...

that is a lovely place to relax..thanks for the visit in my blog Gemma..happy weekend..take care too!
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Catherine said...

that path down to the beach looks very inviting...

HOOTIN ANNI said...

What an incredible abstract the handrail makes with the shadow cast.

My Sunday Shadows Link: MISTY MORNING

I do hope to see you stop by for a visit if you can find time. Have a great Sunday.

Patti said...

Zig zag shadows! How interesting they are.

Nice capture, Gemma. The beach looks inviting.

Dianne said...

follow the zig zag shadow to peace and beauty :)

Paula Scott said...

Oh, I so want to be there at THAT beach right now! Great shadow shots!

namaki said...

This is a nice capture ...

John McElveen said...

Gemma-- I LOVE the zig zag Shadow in the middle--makes me want to run down it!

Great shot and as always thanks for Hosting!!

J

Antonella said...

Beautiful!! Lots of sand this week - lol! Thank you for mentioning me last week! I've joined up again this week with a quote. Love the one you selected!!
Hugs, antonella :-)

Martha Z said...

I would follow that zig zaggy shadow to sit on the beach, if only I could.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful photo of the beach shadows. Inviting,

Elizabeth

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Fantastic view and shadows.

Lighthousegal said...

What a great photo. The beautiful blue water and shadows too, what more could you ask for! Love the way that the handrail's shadow seems to curve near the bottom of the picture.
The grassy area looks heart shaped to me. Nice Job!!

Susannah said...

Beautiful picture! (even more so because we have snow on the ground this morning)and wonderful words.

Thanks so much for participating in I Saw Sunday Gemma, it has been a real pleasure getting to know you through our weekly sharing. :-)

I shall continue to drop in and visit and I hope that you will still drop in sometimes at The Streaming Now and say hello. :-)

Susannah x

BLOGitse said...

I'd love to walk those steps with or without shadows! :)

vivinfrance said...

A magical post - words and picture.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shadows on the steps.

Rambling Round said...

I can just see a young child jumping down the shadows to the beach.

Mariane said...

What an amazing photograph... Love it - Namaste

Genie said...

What a dreamy and inviting shot. The water and beach are beautiful. Nice shadow capture. Hope you have a picture filled week genie

Seow wei said...

I simply love the beach, i had been so long time not going to beach.

jewaicious said...

How lovely. All I need is a beverage, chair and a book.

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