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Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Ruins of Temple F, likely Aphrodite's, at Selinunte


It's a matter of geometry.

Photons strike atmospheric particles and are deflected. They strike him and are deflected. They strike the column and are deflected. I perceive them through the distortion and alignment of the lenses in my camera. I know their relative quantities creating the scene in front of me and nothing more. They're not conjuring the phantoms of vanished gods into shadow to menace explorers, irreverent trespassers on a formerly sacred domain.

It's only a matter of geometry.
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[User Picture]From: thefounder
2008-02-04 23:45 (UTC)
how beautiful geometry can be. :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-02-06 23:19 (UTC)
A little scary, too. I have a bunch of these, and no matter what he does, his shadow ends up looking threatening.
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[User Picture]From: seismic
2008-02-05 04:28 (UTC)
They're not conjuring the phantoms of vanished gods into shadow to menace explorers, irreverent trespassers on a formerly sacred domain.

You're right. They're not. They're totally not.

Not this time.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-02-06 23:20 (UTC)
Nope. Not when I took the other thirty photos, either.
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2008-02-05 05:36 (UTC)
I love the redder earth tones, & the fact that his shadow might be just a wee bit menacing.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-02-06 23:21 (UTC)
A wee bit?! I have another one where he's prancing merrily along, and it looks like his shadow is about to reach out and eat him.
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