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.”