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 recent shadow-self portraits from the 4 Corners states:
Four Corners, UT, CO, AZ, NM
Apache Self Portrait, Cerrillos, 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
Blanco BLM Tank, CO
Meteor Crater, AZ
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 www.marycapertonmorton.com.
That looks like an apparition of the Virgin Mary appearing at Goosnecks.
What a fun way to get yourself into the photos! Love it!
What a great idea for pictures! all wonderful shots. I’m curious why there is barbed wire around the BLM watering tank?
To keep the cattle from climbing into the tank! They make enough of a mess as it is.
Never thought of that! Thanks
Fun stuff! Great way to capture the moment:)
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…..
I especially like the one on the horse 🙂
Thanks 🙂 What a great idea—makes for an interesting series! Love the one of your shadow being spooked by the golbin’s!
Thanks! That’s one of my favorites. If I ever have a wall to hang it on, I’ll definitely frame it!
Brilliant! Loved it!