Saturday, March 06, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday: Civil War Soldier

We've had a refreshing string of sunny days here lately. While downtown on Thursday, I took a few pictures with a Nikon compact digital camera and one of my old Kodak TLRs, including some pictures of a Civil War monument. This first picture isn't my entry in the Shadow Shot meme. I present it explain how I got the shadow shot.

Civil War Monument at the St. Joseph County, Indiana Courthouse. Captured with a Kodak Duaflex III and Kodak Tri-X400 film, developed in Diafine.

As I moved around the monument to photograph the statues around the base, I noticed a shadow on one of the first-floor windows of the adjacent courthouse, shown below.


I moved in for a closeup,which I cropped down to the image below, showing the shadows on the glass and the shade behind it.


Below is the statue which cast the shadow, first in analogue and then in digital capture.




I think the shadow shot makes a nice companion piece to the double exposure I took a while back in a local park.

Double exposure of a Civil War monument, Battell Park, Mishawaka, Indiana. Acme (Diana clone) toy camera, Kodak Tri-X 400 film, developed in Diafine.

10 comments:

Sweet Repose said...

Wonderful shots and shadows...our civil war soldier is suffering from acid rain...wouldn't it be better to solve the problem than replace the statue...oh yeah, I forgot...tax revenue from big industry!!!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Historical SS? Awesome...

Thanks for sharing...

Ralph said...

The buildings are stunning, classical in design and not so anonymous looking like the modern glass and steel we see all around us. The soldiers stand at the ready, to protect, defend or fight as needed. They are honored downtown, for all to see...

Sylvia K said...

What interesting and marvelous shadow shots! Such beautiful buildings and statues! Wonderful post for the day, David!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

MyMaracas said...

Wonderful! How perceptive of you to notice the shadow on the glass. I've passed that statue many times, but never really saw it.

#167 Dad said...

Fantastic shots. I really dig the ghostly refection.
By the way, that's quite an impressive monuement.

Catherine said...

great shots...looks like you had great fun experimenting with this monument...

Cassie said...

The Shadow Shot and double exposure are so VERY cool. Seems they are the shadows of Civil War ghosts. Woooooo.

Greyscale Territory said...

Very interesting shots and comments! Especially liked the atmosphere of the last photo!

David said...

Love the double exposure and your interest in history. Mishawaka isn't far from my alma mater (ND). Thanks for visiting my blog (mexpickle). I'll be back to visit.

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