Me & My Shadows

Me & Cerrillos Ruins

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 rain, shine 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 shadow-self portraits:

Me, Bowie & the Clifftop Juniper

Me & White Sands, NM

Me, Amy & Joshua Tree, CA

Me, Bowie & the Backyard Arroyo

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

Me, Becky & Black Canyon of the Gunnison, CO

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

Me, Bowie & The VLA

Me, Drew & Snowy Bryce Canyon

Utah’s Waterpocket Fold

Goblin Valley, Utah

Wyoming Plains

Vedauwoo Rocks, Wyoming

Delicate Arch, Utah

The Road To Outlaw Cave, Wyoming








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 based in western Colorado. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, skiing, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at
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