weekly photo challenge: shadowed

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Shadowed:
– to cast a shadow on; darken or shade
– to make gloomy or troubled

We took this photo when we were in Bruges, Belgium back in 2006 at the Sand Sculpture Festival.

For other “shadowed” interpretations, see here

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Happy Weekend, Folks!

We found the challenge this week, really tough! What do you think about our choice for the challenge? Tell us here

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34 thoughts on “weekly photo challenge: shadowed

    marjma2014 said:
    January 22, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    This really interested me as shadows, and the interplay between dark and light play a bit part in my writing.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      January 22, 2015 at 7:31 pm

      Awesome! Glad you found this of interest 🙂 Hope you enjoy the rest of your Thursday!

    the eternal traveller said:
    January 16, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Great photo! We went to the Sand Sculpture Festival too, in 2013. It was the second last day, pouring rain and very cold, so there was hardly anyone there. It was great!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      January 16, 2015 at 9:58 pm

      Thank you 🙂 Oh wow – so that was only recently!!! Was it indoors? Because ours was mostly indoors!! Enjoy your weekend.

    Shikha (whywasteannualleave) said:
    January 11, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    That’s amazing – but in kind of an eerie way!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      January 11, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      Totally agree about the eeriness. When we chose it, we didn’t think twice but the more , we look… the more sinister it looks, right?
      Hope you have a lovely week ahead 🙂

    mytravelmonkey said:
    January 11, 2015 at 8:19 am

    I think your photo definitely nailed it! What a great sculpture. It doesn’t even look like sand! Happy new year by the way! 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      January 11, 2015 at 9:01 pm

      Happy New Year to you too! Hope you are well. Thanks for your awesome comment 🙂 Sand sculptures are truly something…

    Sue Slaght said:
    January 11, 2015 at 2:38 am

    Absolutely amazing that these could be made from sand!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      January 11, 2015 at 9:03 pm

      Hi Sue! There were so many others that were HUGE – we couldn’t believe how talented the sculptors are. Thanks for visiting 🙂

    Kamila Pala said:
    January 11, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Beautiful and original 🙂 Happy New Year 🙂 Bye. Kamila

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      January 11, 2015 at 9:03 pm

      Happy New Year to you too Kamila! Thanks for your sweet words 🙂

    kayrpea61 said:
    January 10, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Awesome 🙂

    Just Another Nature Enthusiast said:
    January 10, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Shadowed:

    – to cast a shadow on; darken or shade

    – to make gloomy or troubled
    Yep- your selection does both! A fun reminder of sand castle contests held on the Oregon Coast in the summer!!!
    Intriguing choice-
    ~Jane

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      January 10, 2015 at 9:36 pm

      Thanks Jane! We wanted a pictured that portrayed both meanings and when we dug around our archives, we found this one, which felt right for the challenge.
      Off to check out your entry now!

    yprior1 said:
    January 10, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    nice entry for the wpc – I like the one eye shadowed 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      January 10, 2015 at 9:34 pm

      Hey there Yvette. You don’t find the one eye “shadowed” a little creepy??

        yprior1 said:
        January 11, 2015 at 4:20 am

        well i do after seeing the floe up version and after coming to the post – but form the reader – the warm light seemed like an artsy take on a sculpture.

          wisemonkeysabroad responded:
          January 11, 2015 at 9:04 pm

          Artsy is a nice way of putting it 🙂 Hope you enjoyed the weekend!

    Mabel Kwong said:
    January 10, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Interesting choice, wise monkeys. I thought it was a bit eerie that one eye was sticking out and the other shadowed…But I’m sure in reality that was a marvelous sculpture to look at. Blame the lighting 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      January 10, 2015 at 9:34 pm

      Indeed – we agree that the photo is a little unnerving! The whole hidden eye and the lighting definitely gives off a sinister feel. It was back in 2006 – so we cannot remember this particular sculpture in terms of “eeriness” but we certainly remember that the sand sculptures as a whole, were marvellous 🙂
      Hope you have a great Sunday planned!

        Mabel Kwong said:
        January 10, 2015 at 9:57 pm

        At least the grandeur of it all stayed with you. A sign of a memorable trip!

        Don’t have much planned tomorrow. Going to enjoy it before real life kicks in Monday :/ Hope you have a great rest of weekend, Monkeys! 🙂

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    justmytravelblog said:
    January 10, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Great capture, you nailed the Challenge brief perfectly – love the highlight on the eye in the sculpture. I loved this weeks challenge, gave me a chance to dig really deep in my photography archives.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      January 10, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      Thank you! We found this week a real challenge…. but it’s great fun sorting through photos. And as we said to some other readers, we had forgotten about this collection of photos until today. That is why we love these challenges… PS Loved your photos for the challenge 🙂

    sustainabilitea said:
    January 10, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Wow, that’s from sand? I can’t decide whether it looks creep or not.

    janet

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      January 10, 2015 at 9:28 pm

      Hi Janet, That is SAND! How incredible, huh? We had totally forgotten about these set of photos until we were trawling through the “archives” for something suitable for this theme 🙂 And honestly? We are a little creeped out ourselves by this photo! Hope you are well and have a lovely weekend!

    worldjourneysdiscover said:
    January 10, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Spooky!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      January 10, 2015 at 9:26 pm

      It is a little! We don’t think it was intended to be spooky but because it was “shadowed”, it has portrayed the image that way!

    CrazyChineseFamily said:
    January 10, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Great picture. I always miss to take great pictures as I am always too late with my camera as I am busy video taping everything with my other cam, talk about being busy 😛

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      January 10, 2015 at 10:10 am

      Yes, juggling all those different devices when travelling can be a nuisance 🙂
      Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead.

    Yvonne said:
    January 10, 2015 at 9:20 am

    How do people create such beautiful sculptures with sand!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      January 10, 2015 at 10:11 am

      Isn’t it just wonderful? Such skilled people! We had totally forgotten about these photos until we were trawling through them for the challenge. Might have to dig them up and do a post about them. Hope you have a great weekend 🙂

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