Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Moonshadow, Kent, CT © Steven Willard

We are used to seeing our shadow and the shadows of things cast by the sun. There is directness here, a linear path; sun, object, shadow. But, to see the shadow of something, not the thing itself, cast by the light of the moon, whose light is a reflection of the sun becomes complicated. As in other things in life, things are sometimes more complicated than we imagine at first.

I was taken by the organic shape of the tree’s shadow projected on the barn. There is symbolism here; the shadow of the living tree overlaid on the dead wood siding, illuminated by light reflected from the moon. And Cat Stevens singing in my head, a song that doesn’t make any sense to me.


6 thoughts on “Moonshadow

  1. Spectacular image Steven 🙂 I always wanted to go out on a moonlight photo expedition and I think this image will make me finally do it. Moonshadow is a catchy toon but I agree it makes no sense. Wonderful work.

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