Friday, May 01, 2009

Beyond a shadow of a doubt


Today is May 1st, the day we celebrate Labor by... not working! But within the City Daily Photo community there is no such thing as "no work"! Quite the contrary; today is a theme day: shadow (Click here to view thumbnails for all participants). I cheated a little bit as this is not really a shadow, but who cares!! Have a nice long weekend if you're in a part of the world where you celebrate Labor day also.

58 comments:

  1. Wow! That silhouette had me fooled for a moment. Looked like he'd been shopping for teabags. Nice one, Eric.

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  2. I don't know, I think this qualifies for a shadow shot.
    a very cool one too. It's even better enlarged.
    & Happy Labor day Eric! Ours, in the U.S. isn't until September.

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  3. HAHAHA Elaine!

    Eric, yes, exactly, who cares?

    Thanks for the smiles.

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  4. To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
    Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
    To the last syllable of recorded time;
    And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
    The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
    Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
    That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
    And then is heard no more. It is a tale
    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
    Signifying nothing.

    Macbeth Act 5, scene 5

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  5. Now, that's an encouraging sky for the picnic! This silhouette is gorgeous, Eric. I'm sure it counts as a shadow and who cares otherwise.

    USElaine, congrats GF!

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  6. Guffaw! he he ... Well! What to say what to say... Um. They do say Frenchmen make better lovers.
    ;)

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  7. Très sympa votre "shadow"!

    Have a nice Labor Day (aussi pour nous au Brésil!).

    glduro_marieloupe

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  8. lol Lily: I think the enlarging has already been done :D

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  9. Oh and just thought I'd say - I have NO idea what this picture is about - I haven't looked at the piece yet. Well. I have, but ...I meant...Eric's writing. I've only just noticed there are other people in the shot too.
    That certainly is one hell of a shadow Eric.

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  10. well, it works for me...and as you said...who cares! Happy labor day to you!

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  11. Besides showing off, what is this nice fellow doing up there?

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  12. As usual I've been tardy in letting Eric know I'm joining in with Theme Day - but I have!
    I bet this chap will be proud to have his... photo... on PDP.

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  13. Shade and shadow go together Eric. Happy May Day!

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  14. Oh, it is definitely a shadow! But I can't decide whether it is a real person or a statue.....

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  15. Well you're the boss , right? You can put up any damn thing you please for THeme Day! Well this looks like IN THE SHADOWS to me so you're good to go.
    V

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  16. Labor Day here. Not working as well.

    Yay!

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  17. Lynn, I knew you wouldn't resist.

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  18. Eric -- like your 4 Avril post, you've found a "silhouetto of a man"—and then some! I say this counts as a shadow. Will you please tell where you took this photo?
    Congrats GF uselaine—what in the world will you put on the crown today?

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  19. Nice long weekend for you too!

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  20. I wasn't sure at first that this picture was PDP! Definitely took a double take.

    I didn't know that quote was from Macbeth, Jeff. Sounds like Shakespeare was the first Existentialist.

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  21. Oh my goodness, NOW I get it! Call me 'slow' and roll me in honey. Ladies, HEE hee heeeee.

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  22. Love the quote and your originality, Eric. Nice shot too. I think a silhouette counts...especially this one.

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  23. There has to be light and shade to cause a silhouette!

    Happy Labour Day.

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  24. Oh, I looooove that one! It works obviously. What an incredible photo !!! Always wonder how you can do that... Brilliant and beautiful.

    Lynn, "They do say Frenchmen make better lovers", Lol!!! I'd say not all, but the one you love, that's indubitabily, beyond a shadow of a doubt!

    Thank you, happy 1st of May, I mean plenty of happiness to you ... for years! Bisous.

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  25. Anonyme, that's so true, love reigns, whichever nationality of course. However, a certain disposition ... helps... ;) LOL.

    Resist, Monica? I think it would be out of my hands ;)

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  26. Would you care to explain the teabagging comment Elaine? :D

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  27. I like the title and the photo ... interesting, people on high and down low ... enjoy your non-labor Labor day.

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  28. The smile was there as soon as I saw the shadow. I posted the same smile three years ago. Unfortunately our city has a bit of a joke day in and day out.

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  29. And it's the 1st of May. If I was there I'd offer this fellow a brin de muguet—and one for you, Eric (and all of you, for that matter).

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  30. Oh no, Elaine, please explain that for Lynn off of PDP!

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  31. Oh! La la la! I hadn't seen a thing until your comment, Lynn! (Teabags, indeed, Elaine!)

    Once again, the light but mighty veil of innocence is ripped asunder and torn from o'er mine eyes.

    Much like (but oh so very slightly different than)any great statue of any great man in any square in Paris caught in the shadows of the growing gloaming, this is a...monumental...image.

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  32. Ahhh French guys... ;)

    Pas l'ombre d'un doute, your pix is definitely in the theme day!
    Is it a demonstration? Looks like that. Well, not surprising!

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  33. Almost statue-like in its presentation. I like it!

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  34. Guille "Ahhh French guys...;)" LOL

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  35. I reeeeeeeeeally love my French guy. (He's nothing like this guy, though.......nah......he would never wear a zippered hoodie jacket.);)

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  36. I'm commenting because I want to subscribe to the post, so I can keep reading what the rest of you "nut"-cases have to say.

    TOO funny.

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  37. Hey Guille! I recall a conversation between you & Vinny about French guys, lol

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  38. Wooooohoooooooo! Hey there Big Boy!!
    (I don't get the teabag thing either)

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  39. Thanks to Suzy, I now get the teabag thing, lol

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  40. Oh sure, Sue, out me as the pervert! I had to Google it, I swear.

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  41. Google it. Scroll down. You'll find it, if you dare.

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  42. Well Suzy, listen to this. My maiden name is Gooch. Find THAT in the Urban Dictionary. Takes the biscuit I can tell you!!

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  43. You had to Google it Suzy? Yeah right. lol! I knew, you knew, we ALL knew! We all watch Sex & The City, right? Samantha told us!! :D

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  44. Well...for a moment there I thought I was looking at one of the workers at Chicago's infamous O'Hare Airport. You know, one of the baggage handlers (no doubt from France)who always seems to have more bags (in this case, larger bags) than the ones with which I boarded the plane. I just hate it when I lose my bags. Hope he takes care of his. :-) Happy May Day...and for some of us Pay Day too!

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