Me & My Shadows: Four Corners

Shadow Self-portrait at Upheaval Dome, Canyonlands, UT

Shadow Self-portrait at Upheaval Dome, Canyonlands, UT

You may have noticed, I take a lot of pictures. I’m addicted to this 3-pound weight always hanging around my neck. If I’m outside, it’s with me and I’m always using it, come rainshine or snow, and in all types of light.

At certain times of day, especially in the hour before sunset, keeping your shadow out of the frame becomes impossible. To hell with it; I wave and keep shooting. Here are a few of my favorite recent shadow-self portraits from the 4 Corners states:

Four Corners, UT, CO, AZ, NM

Four Corners, UT, CO, AZ, NM

Apache Self Portrait, Cerrillos, NM

Apache Self Portrait, Cerrillos, NM

Sinatra Self Portrait, NM

Sinatra Self Portrait, NM

Me, Bowie & the Clifftop Juniper

Me, Runner & D.O.G., Sunday Ride

My Brother, His Shadow & D.O.G., Garden of the Gods, NM

Free Campsite at Goosnecks Utah

Free Campsite at Goosnecks Utah

Kite Lake Campsite, Fairplay, CO

Kite Lake Campsite, Fairplay, CO

Blanco BLM Tank, CO

Blanco BLM Tank, CO

Scarp Ridge, Crested Butte, CO

Scarp Ridge, Crested Butte, CO

Meteor Crater, AZ

Meteor Crater, AZ

About theblondecoyote

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently traveling the backroads from New Mexico to Alaska, writing and living out of a tiny Teardrop camper. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at www.marycapertonmorton.com.
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12 Responses to Me & My Shadows: Four Corners

  1. Andy says:

    That looks like an apparition of the Virgin Mary appearing at Goosnecks.

  2. What a fun way to get yourself into the photos! Love it!

  3. Barneysday says:

    What a great idea for pictures! all wonderful shots. I’m curious why there is barbed wire around the BLM watering tank?

  4. Fun stuff! Great way to capture the moment:)

  5. beachman says:

    I found it funny that you are waving in these photos…lol…and DON’T stop taking pics, they are great and add so much to ur posts…..

  6. Tony F says:

    Well Done!

  7. I especially like the one on the horse :)

  8. 2geeks3knots says:

    Thanks :) What a great idea—makes for an interesting series! Love the one of your shadow being spooked by the golbin’s!

  9. Lissa Rabon says:

    Brilliant! Loved it!

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