Thursday, April 28, 2011

Looking for a shadow

Sometimes there are things in the shadows that one can sort of make out, but they aren't clear. You think you know what you are seeing, and then the light changes a little, and the image shifts.

At other times you can create the shadows you want. You move the light or you block the light, and you watch the shadow as it changes. Photographers position lights to cast shadows one way or another. They can tell a story with shadows.

When shadows themselves have something to say, some people want to listen. And sometimes these people can respond with information that will help the shadow tell its story to the right listener.

There's a Shadow in McHenry County for whom I have information. His dilemma is clear. The risk is high. No light will be cast by me on that shadow.

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