Umbra & Umber

Perhaps an image that you wouldn’t normally expect here but I was struck by the light on the wall and how the values of the overlapping shadows create a sense of dimension in the arm. This is pure shadow and fleeting light (not a reflection of the figure) coming together for just a few moments. There are possibilities here in the shadows…
*Umbra is Latin for shadow.

Image Β© Karen McRae, 2012

35 thoughts on “Umbra & Umber

      1. It is amazing to think that photographers of yore had such limited film to take fleeting images. It also makes you realize that it is the photographers keen eye and powers of observation that can take these kinds of images. And you definitely have both : )

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