SHADOW & LIGHT – an exploration in pictures and music

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Shadow and Light – Danny Ashkenasi (from the musical Speakeasy)

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Above and to the right, twilight shadow and light reflections on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn near the Atlantic Mall (I particularly like how the actual clouds and blue skies align with the reflection of other clouds and sky in the building facade in the picture to the right).

Speaking of twilight in Brooklyn:

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Twilight and Shadow – Howard Shore (LOTR)

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Manhattan bubbles breaking the light from overcast skies:

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This Manhattan shot – a favorite of mine – was featured in a recent post:

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Invisible Light – Scissor Sisters

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Above, below and to the side, shadow and light play at home, above in my living room, to the side the Benzoni head I’ve previously featured, and below a praying mantis that hung out on the ceiling of the vestibule of our building.

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The Shadow – Bernard Herrman (Psycho)

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Light and shadow play with the Captain America statue by Brooklyn’s Barclay Center.

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Shining Light – Annie Lennox

Still in Brooklyn, these shots are a sneak peak at an upcoming post…

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Shadows of the Night – Pat Benatar

The next five pictures were taken in the BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) lobby in a post “La La Land” swoon:

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Color and Light – Stephen Sondheim (from Sunday in the Park with George)

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Above and below, examples from the Brazil series:

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Including the following Lençois light play on white sands and lagoons:

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Ray of Light – Madonna

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Finally some play of light and shadow on a waterfall in Amazonas, Brazil.  These pictures didn’t make it into the Brazil series, but if they had, they would have snuck into this “episode”:

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Ed took these shots of the water pooling near the waterfall:

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Dance into the Light – Danny Ashkenasi (from the musical Speakeasy)

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About dannyashkenasi

I'm a composer with over 30 years experience creating music theater. I'm also an actor, writer, director, producer, teacher and general enthusiast for the arts.
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