The Shadow

There was really only one choice for this week’s Movie Title Wednesday when it came to this picture. I actually don’t remember much about The Shadow other than it was a sort of old 1940’s superher noir kind of film and it had Alec Baldwin.

One scene that did stand out to me was that hidden building on some corner…the lot looked abandoned to anyone walking by, but that was just masking this giant skyscaper. I also remember thinking the Shadow’s powers were kind of cool…but darn it I’m writing this fast on the road and haven’t had time to get the plot refreshed in my mind.

This image was taken during this past weekend’s photowalk in downtown Phoenix. Part of the fun of a photowalk is just observing what’s around you and snapping shots without any prior planning. While I was paused taking a picture of a doorway, I looked over and saw this. In fact, I wasn’t the only one because I was asked by at least two other photogs to FREEZE in place so they could snap a few shots of my shadow.

  • http://heathofee.com Heath O’Fee

    You have a hot shadow 😉

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  • http://toomuchglass.net/ Mark Garbowski

    The Shadow’s main ability was “the power to cloud men’s minds” so he would seem to be invisible. I’m digging the shots from this photowalk I’m seeing from various people.

  • http://davewares.wordpress.com Dave

    Like the straight forwardness of this shot. Patterns in the brickwork and shapes from the shadows. Cool shot and a very productive trip.
    Didn’t realize you were so tall, hehe. 🙂

  • http://www.toadhollowphotography.com Toad Hollow Photography

    Hey, you’ve now got a famous shadow! Not many folks can say this, that’s quite the thing. I LOVE this photo Mike, great capture!!!!

  • http://www.stevebeal.com Steve Beal

    Love the interplay with light/shadow 🙂

  • jina

    Is it wrong that you kind of look like a non-green Gumby here to me? Oh, it is. I take it back then.

  • http://JapanDave.com David LaSpina / JapanDave

    Great shot. Playful ideas like this are always nice. Agreed about photowalks. The best part for me is the unplanned spontaneous nature. I see, I shoot. I think sometimes we tend to overplan and over think when really we just need stop thinking and take the shot. Photowalks help overcome this.

  • http://www.tonivaughan.com Toni Vaughan

    Mike- love your shadow shot! Thanks for posing for me!

  • http://lussierphoto.com Bob Lussier

    You strike quite a figure in this shot.
    I really like the tones and textures.