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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday - Shadows and Gold


This lady appears in Melbourne by the Yarra River each summer holidays.
She creates a very still, gold mime, with just a hint of movement - maybe a wink, maybe a slightly changing smile, maybe a very very slow turn.
Here she represents the tennis season currently happening in Melbourne.
And many people love to be photographed with her.

O silent lady
Are you longing to break free
From your coat of gold

Shadow quote from Red Nomad and her Amazing Australian Adventures blog:
Celebrate life in the half light...


Welcome to the new world of Shadow Shot Sunday!

Your hosts are:
Magical Mystical Teacher
Rose (a.k.a. chubskulit)
Gemma Wiseman

DON'T FORGET!
I am seeking and collecting shadow quotes.
If you find a shadow quote, (or would like to create your own) include it in ANY of your SSS2 blog posts.
(There is now a button for shadow quotes just beneath the header. This will be a database of shadow quotes, so you will see what has been collected.)
Each time it is my turn to post on SSS2, I will include one of these quotes + a link to your blog post.



May the sunlight and shadows always be with you!



48 comments:

Cassie said...

Holy moly! I thought she was a real statue at first. Pretty cool & shadowy to boot!!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

I love seeing these living statues ! I had a picture taken with a "Bull Fighter" in gold on a market square in Barcelona and that was a great experience .. they stay so still it is amazing !
Great shot !!
Joy

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful shot and quote!
Thanks for hosting.
Have a great weekend.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I have too many ants in my pants to stand still that long!

Kelly said...

These living statues are so neat!! Fun shot. :)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

How fun is that? Got to give her credit for standing on such a small spot & staying still!
Wishing you all a lovely SSS!!
Karla & Karrie

BLOGitse said...

Living statues are amazing, how can they do it? Stand still for ages...
Happy SSS!

Sylvia K said...

That is terrific and amazing! I'm another one of those who couldn't stand still that long! I love it! What a great shadow shot for the day, Gemma!!

Sylvia

TexWisGirl said...

what an amazing career! :)

Patti said...

I could never stand there like that! She is a talented lady.


I'll keep my eye out for shadow quotes.

Thanks for hosting, Gemma!

Ralph said...

This is so lifelike! The subtle movements add some mystery. She looks ready to return the ball across the net with her backswing...

chubskulit said...

This lady possess strength and beauty! Beautiful shot Gemma.

Thanks for joining everyone!

sarayutouched said...

yah...agreed, no standing that still for me...all i have to do is think about not moving and i get the hebbie-gebbies. great shadow shot today!!!!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photo.

Regards and best wishes

Paula Scott said...

I think you have to be very good at being still to be a mime. I always admire that ability.

frayedattheedge said...

I love seeing these statues - I don't know how they can still for so long - my nose would prommptly start to itch!!

Kathe W. said...

great shadow shot! I love those live statues on the streets!

Dianne said...

she's a wonderful statue
great street scene

Doug Peabody said...

I love those artists. We have one that dresses as a witch statue here, every Halloween. Have a great shadow shot Sunday everyone!

John McElveen said...

OMGosh-- Real? Statue? Real Statue? I could stare at her for hours--thanks for the backstory!!!

What a way to start!

J

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the quote you shared this week!! And the Golden Girl is fantastic.

Chubby N Chieque said...

Wow! I am drooling the sunshine!

Looks a happy day and with your prose? What can I ask for more.

Happy SSS...

Greetings from icy Stockholm,
/chie

Joan said...

I would want my picture taken with her too!

T... said...

very cool photo, what a fun job that must be.....thank you for hosting

Laura said...

that is a talent, to be still for so long and in the heat too, wow!

Adin B said...

I have never seen one in person before, really. How awesome is that! :) My first visit and my first Shadow Sunday Shot Sunday entry. :)

Adin B

Spadoman said...

Love the Shadow Shot! Also love your sweet words.
Been so long since I've been here, I missed the entire changeover. Please tell me if I didn't do something correctly. In the meantime, great to be back. I'll get to visiting blogs tonight and tomorrow. Peace to all.

Crafty Gardener said...

I love the mime

namaki said...

Nice street scene ! It must be quite a meditation to remain still for a long time !

Tina´s PicStory said...

how beautiful! great shadows ;)

Sunny said...

Hi!!I thought she was a real statue! That takes great patience! Thanx for the mini vacation! Sunny109

LV said...

I have seen different ones doing this in malls. I never could understand how they could be so still. I would need to scratch something.

Judit - Corina @WineDineDaily said...

Great shadows! The golden girl is quiet talented.
Wishing you from California a very Happy Sunday :)

colleen said...

I had to take a second look. It reminds me of this: http://www.looseleafnotes.com/wp/2012/02/be-mime/

Eden said...

What a great find for SSS2! I would love to have a photograph with her too.. :)

Alexa said...

I get a kick out of living statues. The majority of them here in NYC seem to be Statues of Liberty (makes sense, but it's hard to hold your arm up like that for a long time).

NatureFootstep said...

gorgeous shot. What I don´t understans is how they manage to stand still like that. I know I couldn´t.

Angie said...

Such a great shot of an amazing lady!

Herding Cats said...

Wow. That is so cool. Great picture.

Daryl Edelstein said...

I've seen 'living statues' in New Orleans and Venice Italy .. but never one so 'cute' . and w/o the golden face ..

Judy SheldonWalker said...

She seems to have a sense of adventure and patience. :-) Great photo. My post has a shadow and two of my previous ones showed up in quote search: www.seeds4thoughts.com/2010/08/never-fear-shadows.html

www.seeds4thoughts.com/2011/06/shadowy-quotes.html

Thanks for carrying on this great meme. Have a blessed week end!!

FiveSibesMom said...

Pretty cool shot! We did our shot on a little natural gold today - the sun! Happy Shadow Shot Sunday!

Gaelyn said...

What an amazing thing to do. Bet it's not easy to wash off all that gold. Nice shadow. Thanks for hosting this. My first time to post here.

jewaicious said...

What a fantastic capture of mood and moment.

Beverley Baird said...

What a great shot! Love the shadows and the haiku!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Super shot! I think that it's amazing how still they can stand!
I've added my shadow "shot," but it's in my painting. Hope that that's okay.
Thanks for your visit!

Hazel said...

I sometimes see those living statues here around my pond.

P.S. The link you left is not loading, dito nalang ako. Nadiscover ko to tuloy :)

Henry said...

I like this golden lady tennis player. :-D