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Shadows on Instagram

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After having met a special “reflections” post here few weeks ago, we dedicate today´s post to one of the most interesting topics in Photography and Instagram Network. The Shadows.

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If you search the related hashtag Shadow or Shadows you will find around 4.000 pics in IG at the moment.

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But you have to remind that probably more than 95% of  Users Pics are still not tagged… And you will find many many more examples on your Friends streams.

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Personally, I´ve always been atracted by mysterious forms of shadows reflections on the  floor, windows or walls…

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And with my friend @luison we decided to select a serie of the best pics we found in the last weeks through this tag search.

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We did search for powerfull shadows, most of the time in Black in white, even if there was much more colored and amazing shadows to highlight in Instagram of course. We will probably do in a future post.

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Curiously, today Photojojo dedicates one of its post to shadows techniques so I thought it was much more interesting to use a nice poem I found by chance through Google about shadows.

This poem is perfect to illustrate today´s Topic.

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Hope you will enjoy it and the photogallery we created in Facebook as well.

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@philgonzalez (and thanks to @luison for his help)

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Shadow


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If it won’t leave me alone it’s no surprise that I’m shrill

but to no avail, my shadow follows me still.

When sunlight reveals my frown, that only fills it with glee.
Yet on a moonlit night it never fails to locate me.
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Until my shadow appears the only thing that is true
appearing in a flash on any wall within view.
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But increasingly I realise that it is pleasing after all

to have such a constant companion, then I recall

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that the only times my shadow has left me alone
have been the darkest times that I have known.
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And so it fills me with delight to have my shadow about
for it completes my world, without a doubt.
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©Adam Rulli-Gibbs.

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Thanks to:  fantastic Poems.

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More info about Shadows techniques in PhotoJojo!

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Easy and Dramatic Black and White in Appotography!