Shadowed Corners – Challenge Assignment, Camera Club of Ottawa

The Camera Club of Ottawa has an annual challenge assignment whereby each participant is assigned a distinct topic by the co-ordinator. We have 4 weeks to shoot a series of images which is then presented at a club meeting. This is a non-competitive, just-for-fun, exercise. The assignment was in late January, early February, a difficult time for many to become motivated, and with everything covered in snow, a challenge to find assignment material. Fortunately for me, the period overlapped with a holiday in Mexico, so the majority of pictures were taken there. My topic was “Shadowed Corners” and the following 21 images were submitted:

1. Overexposed red brick wall. Shadow of awning. Santa Maria Huatulco, Mexico.

Overexposed red brick wall. Shadow of awning. Santia Maria Huatulco, Mexico.

2. Shadow of tennis court fence on snow, McKellar Park, Ottawa, Ontario.

Shadow of tennis court fence on snow, McKellar Park, Ottawa, Ontario.

3. Shadow on snow beside a boathouse on Meech Lake, Gatineau Park, Québec.

Shadow on snow beside a boathouse on Meech Lake, Gatineau Park, Quebec.

4. Shadow on concrete block wall. Mexico.

Shadow on concrete block wall. Mexico.

5. Steps at Monte Alban, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Steps at Monte Alban, Oaxaca, Mexico.

6. Shadow of window grate. Oaxaca, Mexico.

Shadow of window grate, Oaxaca, Mexico.

7. Courtyard outside the church and former monastery of Santo Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Courtyard outside the church and former monastery of Santo Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico.

8. Street corner in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Street corner in Oaxaca, Mexico.

9. Street corner in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Street corner in Oaxaca, Mexico.

10. Street corner in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Street corner in Oaxaca, Mexico.

11. Street corner in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Street corner in Oaxaca, Mexico.

12. Bus station, restaurant and pit stop enroute from Huatulco to Oaxaca, Mexico.

Bus station, restaurant and pit stop enroute from Huatulco to Oaxaca, Mexico.

13. Courtyard outside the church and former monastery of Santo Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Courtyard outside the church and former monastery of Santo Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico.

14. Not a WC! Oaxaca, Mexico.

Not a WC! Oaxaca, Mexico.

15. Gate shadow on yellow wall. Oaxaca, Mexico.

Gate shadow on yellow wall, Oaxaca, Mexico.

16. Square inside the Ethnobotanical Gardens in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Square inside botanical gardens, Oaxaca, Mexico.

17. Overhead view of steps inside the Ethnobotanical Gardens in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Overhead view of steps inside the botanical gardens, Oaxaca, Mexico.

18. Church and former monastery of Santo Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico. Night shot of the corner of the courtyard or square outside the church.

Church and former monastery of Santo Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico. Night shot of the corner of the courtyard or square outside the church.

19. Street corner in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Street corner in Oaxaca, Mexico.

20. Shadow of railings in a church courtyard of Templo y Convento de San Agustin, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Shadow of railings in a church courtyard in Oaxaca, Mexico.

21. Pool at the beach club, Playa Tejoncito, Huatulco, Mexico. The photographer is in the shadowed top left corner (Kite Aerial Photography).

Pool at the beach club, Playa Tejoncito, Huatulco, Mexico.

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