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Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. Wow, that is some shadow. Incredible!

    I’m thinking it would be fun to play this one too, tho it is a challenge to find things high enough off the ground around here. hahaha.

  2. I just read your comments about my shrooms and your attempt at taking a picture and I come here and find a shadow – one of my first photos I took for the project was a shadow I haven’t used it. I was still looking for something I wanted to go with it! Like minds……
    This is lovely- the fronds make beautiful shadows. It is unique.

  3. Glad I read the comments first and took a second look! I was going to ask if those were kites in the sky? That is one huge shadow and this is a very unique photo Quilly! Well done!

  4. Awesome shot, and extremely creative. That’s why the rules are so loose: I wanted people to focus on creativity, not be stuck in a rut. This is an awesome picture!

  5. Alice — how high do you think that shadow was off the ground?

    Carletta — “there is nothing new under the sun” — if I don’t find something I like better, I’ll use my toad stool in a couple of days — or save it for something else. I’d like to see your shadow photo, so I hope you do the same.

    Mumma — I peeked over the edge of the square and found a world of possibilities …

    Karen — startling, isn’t it? You should have encountered it in person!

    Debbie — I can’t see anything but shadow. Probably because I snapped the photo.

    Gattina — see my comment to Debbie, above.

    Melli — me and my shadow …. It was pleased to pose for me.

    Brian — why thank you! You are a man of rare and discerning taste. ;P

    Jeremiah — that was the exact thought in my mind — how far can I stretch and still fit inside the rule. The answer was, a long, long way!

  6. wow, definitely an original and creative approach… love it!
    talk about busy… just got home and it’s almost 11 pm. only had the time to post a couple of photos in between

  7. Now that is worth bending any rules for, if in fact the rules are bent (because it IS up!)
    Wonderful shadow – awesome size! And the detail of the shadow is so crisp and sharp – well spotted.

  8. Mar — thank you.

    Jules — I don’t know to whom the beach stuff belonged. OC was busy at his convention and my camera and I were strolling for scenery.

    Juliana — I hope your craziness slows down soon — and I hope mine does, too!

    blinna — thank you.

    Cath — I thought so. The whole idea (for me) of taking on these projects is to stretch and grow.

    Holly — don’t blame that on me. I read your blog. You were cracked before you got here.

    Andrew — you are obviously an intelligent and discerning individual.

    Robert — Thank you!

    Michael — Thank you!

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