Shadow Catchers Around the World, Join Us!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Shadowy Detritus

Desert detritus
Trash, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

desert detritus—
rusting tins, enduring glass—
humans passed this way


Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher


Welcome, Shadow Chasers!

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


The shadow of your smile when you are gone will color all my dreams...
- P.F.Webster and J. Mandel



May the sunlight and shadows always be with you!

36 comments:

Hey Harriet said...

Love the tree in the background of all those rusty tins!

Beverley Baird said...

Fabulous shot and haiku!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Beautiful pale light so that even the desert trash takes on a work of art!

Sylvia K said...

I do agree with Gemma!! A work of art indeed and wonderful words as always!!

Dianne said...

you did capture it as art
I wish humans were better to the earth

TexWisGirl said...

makes for a great photo.

Patti said...

Stunning photo. Love the colors...it doesn't really look like trash. Looks like a piece of art they way you've photographed it.

Your wonderful haiku succinctly tells the story.

Chubby Chieque said...

I love the earthy tone... such a great capture.

Hope you had an enjoyable time taking shots in a desert area. Wish to experience this one day.

Happy SSS2...
/chie

Nellies said...

Great colors, I love those rusty tins!
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for hosting!

robin. said...

ah...yes, the presences of humans is distinctly strong. despite it being debris...the colors and textures of this photo are lovely. great shot mmt!!!

MyMaracas said...

Gorgeous color and texture. Rust rules.

Gaelyn said...

I hate to see the trash but sure made a good shadow.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love the words you chose...so perfect for this picture! Love all that rusty-ness.....feels very fall-like as well!

Catherine said...

Lovely Observation...

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Even what we consider trash .. looks beautiful in the sunlight and shadows .. yes, sadly humans leave evidence of their uncaring attitude all over the earth .. I think the earth has had enough of us ?
Gorgeous picture in any case MMT !
Joy : )

Paula Scott said...

Love the patinaed glass, love the rusty cans! That stuff has been there a while to sport that coat of time.

TheChieftess said...

I really like the idea of shadow art/photography...shadows can be dramatic to lighthearted...moody and even playful...thanks for the venue!!!

Stephanie said...

It may be trash but it is beautiful trash! Great photo.

Mama Zen said...

I love the way this is composed!

colleen said...

Such an interesting arrangement. Love the warm colors that make even dirt look good.

Angie said...

What a great shot! Thanks.

forgetmenot said...

Man has "left his mark" just about everywhere--so sad. Great shot and haiku though. Have a nice Sunday. Mickie :)

C. Foxy said...

Very rustic shadows!

Lighthousegal said...

It is a shame that people leave their things in the desert or other places for that matter. But, you did find some lovely shadows in the rubble. Great Job!

Brian King said...

Nice light and shadows! I like the rusty metal tins. Even junk left behind can make a good photo subject.

Alexa said...

Love your haiku (but not so much the detritus that inspired it)!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

What a pity! But a great composition of an interesting selection of rubbish!

Jazzbumpa said...

Defile the pristine sands,
Making the world your trash heap:
Work of human hands.

JzB

Andrea said...

It is a shame that all of the comments have to be regarding the spoilage of the man virus. Will we ever learn ... probably not or we would have by now. Let us hope that we can preserve some sanctuaries that remain pristine. The picture is beautifully ugly, if there is such a thing and it speaks loudly. Good job ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Gillena Cox said...

really well composed; had to look up the word "detritus"

much love...

Scrappy Grams said...

Even though I know (intellectually), I still forget that even in the desert there is trash. However, this pile of trash is interestingly photogenic. And, I admire the poem!

Kathe W. said...

this is a brilliant photograph- great capture!

chubskulit said...

I love this photo, reminds me of home a little bit. I used to find weird stuff like this in the shore growing up.

chubskulit said...

Glad to have visited all of your entries.

NixBlog said...

Lovely shot, Gemma. My first time with Shadow Shot Sunday :-)
Thanks for hosting.

Sara Chapman in Seattle USA said...

I love this photo. So warm and inviting, and it's trash! Lighting is everything, isn't it?

By the way, got another nasty popup from this site. Better check that all is well here.