I’m not quite old enough to remember the old radio show “The Shadow”, but I am aware of the history and reputation. (I keep telling myself that I need to listen.) Anyway, to be absolutely honest, the radio show has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with this photo, or visa-versa, but the name fits and it gives me something cool to talk about to open the post.
“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!”
Probably the coolest catch phrase in the history of entertainment, but I digress. Let’s talk about the photo, shall we?
This is another shot from our road trip last month to southern Iowa, with a dip down into Missouri. In fact, this photo was taken in Missouri, less than a mile from the Iowa border on a windy county road between Allendale, Missouri, and Mount Ayr, Iowa… then we took a knee-jerk right turn and ended up at an Amish store in Lamoni, Iowa, but I’m digressing again.
Missy spotted this one and I liked it, too, so we stopped. There are autumn colors in the background, but you obviously can’t tell here. I shot this through a gate at varying focal lengths and the difference in capture and feel was dramatic simply by adjusting the zoom lens. I have a pretty cool color version of this, but in this case the black & white really pops. It’s the shadow of the fence on the left that really does it for me. Plus, and this is kind of counter intuitive, but the flare completes it. While we may miss the colors, the shadows make it.
The shadows know. haha