one day at a time

day 169: in the shadows

in the shadows © Verena Fischer 2012

in the shadows © Verena Fischer 2012

I have to admit that I’m somewhat pleased with this picture. This is not because this is a particularly pretty picture or features anything special, no, it just captures the atmosphere of the specific backyard particularly well. The light coming from the entrance, the pattern of the wall, the light in the street at the back, it all gives me this chilly feel of a dark night out there in the city, where people walk without looking, where they live without noticing, somewhere. It could be anywhere, any backyard in any neighbourhood that doesn’t consist of concrete blocks. And still, it’s also a specific backyard just a block from here that made me deviate from the usual way to the shop, because the lights and shadows made my inner camera click.

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5 responses

  1. I like this one a lot. Very eerie and not ver inviting

    February 4, 2012 at 9:28 pm

  2. Very nice Verena…I love the mood you have captured!

    February 6, 2012 at 2:55 pm

  3. Incredible atmosphere, indeed, Ms. F…
    I really like those contrasting warm and cool pools of light as well…

    February 6, 2012 at 5:58 pm

  4. SaptarshiC

    I agree with spilledinkguy. The contrast is very nice.

    February 7, 2012 at 7:29 am

  5. Nice light, nice shadows

    March 10, 2012 at 3:43 am

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