Shadow — Sundial on the edge of the Tropics


My Shadow and the Giant Sundial, Jujuy Province, AR

It’s been raining all week in Palo Alto, and there are no shadows to photograph for this week’s Photo Challenge. Trawling through my Lightroom database, I found my shadow obscuring the foreground of this image of a giant sundial marking a location on the Tropic of Capricorn in  Argentina’s northern province of  Jujuy.

I took the shot while traveling with a Cheesemans’ birding tour through the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a 300 km. long valley along an ancient watershed that begins in the Andes in Bolivia. I didn’t intentionally put my shadow in this picture, but I don’t delete my rejects either—who knows when a reject will come in handy.

Here is a gallery of photos of the sundial and the beautiful hills that surround this barren location in the seasonally dry riverbed of the Rio Grande de Jujuy near the capital city of San Salvador de Jujuy.

It was interesting to find out that on this sundial the time shadow completely disappears at noon on the longest day of the year.

May your shadow never darken your photos (except for effect),


Check out the shadowy doings at WordPress photo challenge: Shadow-2017.

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