Light and Shadow – the Eternal Opponents or Allies

Light and shadow – though having the same source and the same origin, they are always in opposition. Where light is – there is no place for shadow and vice versa. However, this confrontation is, actually, very relative, because the existence of the shadow is impossible without light; as we all know there are no shadows in the complete darkness… Shadows accompany practically any object on our planet – trees, animals, and humans – sometimes being just the subtle, almost indistinguishable shade, and sometimes gaining pretty distinct and well-outlined contours.

In ancient times people believed that shadows were signs of some divine presence around an object. Today, we know the nature of shadow as the optic phenomena, but in our perceptions shadows still remain associated with some mystery. That is why shadows have always been of interest to visual artists – painters and photographers. Many of them choose to illustrate shadows instead of real objects, producing very interesting, conceptual, and artistic works. Today we offer a showcase of shadow photography. People, actually, are often too busy to notice how different and interesting shadow effects can be. Photography is capable of “freezing” the moment and showing us the truth about many things on Earth, including shadows.

Edgar the great by Jure Kravanja

Tango.. by Edmondo Senatore

The charm of the Tuscan .. by Edmondo Senatore

The delivery.. by Edmondo Senatore

Alien landscapes # 2 by Edmondo Senatore

Ulika by marakesha

Summer Daze by Dmitry Alekseyev

Ghost rider by Matteo Angelotti

by Levon Baghramyan

About dogs and pigeons by Petr Popov

Cr by Elena Alhimovich

Way time… by Pavel Kozdas

20 by vartan

The shadows by Irella Konof

One morning mist by Aleš Komovec

Untitled by Andre Zelmanovich

Heat by Vadim Dorosh

Untitled by Mishelin Pevcov

Ch by Aleksey Plaksin

Bands by Sergey Lekomtsev

Uzbekistan’s powder by Anna Giers

Light and shadow by Arseniy Semyonov

*** by Solodkin Dmitriy

Lightning by Anna Efetova

Morning… by Igor Philipenko

Untitled by Evgeny Dryakhlov

Untitled by Julien Legrand

Susana Monaco Spring 2010 Campaign by Michael Creagh

Street Radiate by Konrad Jakubowski

Sombras by Luis Garcia Craus

2010 by Julien Palast

Bizarre ways of a line by Nydia Lilian

Morning(s). by Jakub Wozniak

Another View by Cardim

Shadows of summer II by Monique

Sunset Boulevard by Matteo Mignani

The imaginary groom by Matteo Mignani

For you. by Antonio Grambone

Golden lines by fulviopellegrini

Cyclists and their shadow. by auster

The shadows by Moses Stell

Shine & shadow by sanjo87

Shadow in action. by Jordi Gallego

Time by rikki-paul

Waverider by Dragan Jovancevic

21:30 by Dragan Jovancevic

Close Encounters by Amanda Chapman

Shadows Of Past by Ales Farcnik

Shadow to the past by Pavel Medvedev

My Leg & My Shadow by Yusak Erryanto

Zebra by Denis Butorac

E N I G M A by Ihdar Nur ; Dadank

Shadows’ meeting by fulviopellegrini

Waiting by fulviopellegrini


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With 30 years of life experience behind my shoulders, today I find myself focused mainly around two core values: my family (I am a happy husband and a proud father) and IT in its broadest meaning, including but not limited to hardware and software techniques and innovations. My special interest and true passion is photography. Here I am ready to put my signature under each word, once said by Dorothea Lange: “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” Being a part of Cruzine team, I enjoy instant process of learning as well as sharing my own experience in photography and IT with the readers of this digital magazine.