Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

At first glance, you might think ‘sunny’ would be a better word for this photo than ‘shadowed’. But if you look more closely, the shadows are there and they’re more important than you might think. Without the shadows of each twining stem over the other, you wouldn’t see the contrast of dark and light. The Honeysuckle stems glow in the sunshine, criss-crossing each other and dropping shadows over and over. This was taken on a sunny afternoon in November, and it was just the right time of day with the last dregs of sunshine hitting low and golden, bringing out the detail in this twisted Honeysuckle rope. Sadly this lovely feature is no more … the hedge was hacked to pieces trimmed … and now is just a spiky shadow of its former self.


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Shadowed.”

By Suzy Shipman

I like to take photos and write words ...


  1. Beautiful shot! Honeysuckle is so creative as it winds its way around everything including itself. I think the shadows and the gorgeous golden colour really make this image glow 🙂
    How sad that the hedge has suffered at the hands of hedgerow philistines!! … we have a lovely hedge nearby that has been similarly ‘assaulted’ recently by our local council!

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  2. Sorry to hear about the ‘hacking’ of this lovely piece of woodbine. Some people are are hell bent on tidying up the countryside. Hedge flailing of Blackthorn makes me wince every time I see it as it is precisely this new growth and the suckers that contain the eggs of the Brown Hairstreak butterfly.

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