By the light of day
It waits
Darkness descending
It grows stronger
Waiting for night


This is my tripod and the shadows it casts at night. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I think it looks like an alien robot stalking some dark and gritty planet surface.

This photo was taken with my Olympus OMD EM5, during an evening shoot at King’s Park in Perth, WA. I used my trusty 17mm lens (35mm equivalent) at f/1.8, ISO1600, 0.4s (yes, I did this handheld, since my tripod was busy!).

I submit this photo for the Weekly Photo Challenge – Shadowed.

x desleyjane

Posted by:desleyjane

photographer, blogger, planner, scientist, dog lover, frequent flyer, daughter, sister, BFF, human

39 replies on “Stalk in Shadows

  1. Wow. Love the texture of the photo. The poem is the icing on the cake. Way to go. Bring more. And I had to laugh about your description of the alien robot. We are badly influencing you with all the cyber talks. LOL.
    Now you are talking! Gray background just brings forward the images in a perfect way.
    Kudos! xx

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        1. Yes very hard! I tried about 12!! I thought I would have a one-column theme but ended up not liking the them. I’m happy the result 😄 Thanks for taking the time to look!


  2. This is great! The poem is too! Very mysterious and intriguing. I wasn’t sure what the photo was until I read further… Your alien idea is spot on! Bravissima!

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  3. Love the verse – love your subject matter 😀 Well done, Desley Jane! Now, while I’m hear, can you clear up some confusion I’m having?? Do you prefer Desley, Desleyjane, or Desley Jane? Cuz I think I’ve now used all three 🙂

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