Friday, May 01, 2009

Theme Day: Shadows

Fishnets at the Locks

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CDPBloggers' theme for May is shadows, so I'm showing you Fishnets at the Locks: Everyone gets an instant pair of fishnet stockings shadow-cast on them while crossing the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks at sunset. :-) Cutting through the locks is a popular route across the ship canal for cyclists between the Burke-Gilman trail and the bike route that leads to the Elliott Bay waterfront and downtown, but they must walk their bikes while on the premises or face a hefty fine. When you slow down to a walk it gives you a chance to notice the great blue heron that sits most evenings on a line spanning the ship canal, and you can see the silhouette of the evening BNSF train rumbling over the iconic Ballard railroad bridge. A slow mo portion to the commute, like slow food, can be really pleasant at the end of a long day at the end of a long week. Happy Friday everybody!

Enjoy seeing creative, beautiful and fun shadow shots from all around the world: Click here to view thumbnails for all participants. And be sure to leave us a comment, especially for Rudy at Antigua, Guatemala, who is celebrating his third anniversary of La Antigua Daily Photo.

22 comments:

Don and Krise said...

I agree. It does us all good to just slow down once in a while. Nice shot Kim, and Happy Friday to you too!

Ollie JakartaDailyPhoto.com said...

Nice shadows path

Shell Sherree said...

I love your creative thinking, Kim! It's a beautiful photo and you've painted a lovely word picture to match.

lavenderlady said...

I'm impressed...very creative. Yep, there they are, fish net stockings. Pretty sharp thinking.

Bibi said...

Cute! I remember when fishnet stockings were all the rage...or maybe the still are, but not on me!

Abe Lincoln said...

Nice theme day picture. I like the bright colors on this fellow. Mine is on Brookville Daily Photo.

lachezar said...

Great image Kim, with fine sense of humour! Perfect for this theme! Cheers!

Rambling Round said...

Been a long, long time since I wore fishnet stockings. Lots of shadows in this photo.

Jilly said...

Oh love it! Fishnet stockings. That's too funny.

Virginia said...

I just knew you'd come up with something none of us would think of. Bravo. Fishnet stockings......I'm still laughing.
V

Karen Akerson said...

Kim: You never cease to amaze me with your connections to themes and thoughts. Shell has it just right that your writing is superb and makes an interesting photo stand out.

PJ said...

It's a great picture, so many elements, but I can't help thinking how funny it would look if you PhotoShopped some seams up the back of the legs. '~)

Marie-Noyale said...

Too bad he was not wearing shorts!!

Denton said...

Hi Kim, yours are the only fishnet stocking shadows I have seen ... also, one advantage of slowing down is you might then get to appear on Seattle Daily Photo and become famous for your fishnet stockings (smile).

raf said...

A great catch for the theme, Kim! The fashion conscious rider goes all out with matching fishnet tires. Super place to visit and doesn't cost a dime. A Seattle treasure!

marley said...

Great then day photo :)

ben wideman said...

Great photo! I also chose cyclists for today's theme. What a coincidence!

Carraol said...

Hi Kim, great composition you achieved here, beautiful light and colors and about the free wifi program sounds light years to get something like that in MC, there a lot of spots of wifi but not for free, only if you are paid subscriber ($ 75.00 US Dlls. a month) Thank you so much for your thoughts, you are one of a kind.

Greg said...

Interesting choice for this month's theme day. Great Shot.

Kim said...

Thanks so much for stopping by to comment, guys. PJ, you crack me up. One more reason I need to learn Photoshop and start using it. Raf, what an eye for detail, and you are right about this place being a treasure. In my college days my roomates used to spend a lot of time down there, and I never went with them. . .but I've rectified that in the ensuing years :-). I thought I was going to catch flack for featuring, ah, bike pants from this perspective. Hope the poor guy's a good sport.

Sorry that I could not visit around today, but will be catching you all over the weekend. I saw thumbnails of some great shots and look forward to a closer look.

And Karen, many, many thanks. How nice of you to feature the CDPBlogs and SDP on your blog, which is way cool. All the photography enthusiasts who hang out here will love it. I love your shot of the Showbox and train poster on a bright day, and loved reading many of your posts. I will be reading along regularly, and folks can find a link to Karen's Svenska Studios Blog in my sidebar. You guys have GOT to see the series of photos she took of penguins in Antarctica.
-Kim

Hilda said...

Fishnet stockings — I like that! ;)

Very creative theme day choice, Kim and I love your commentary about slowing down too. That's exactly what I did over the weekend!

AntiguaDailyPhoto.Com said...

@Kim, thanks for the link, the support and all your wonderful feedback. You are so sweet!