Morning Shadows over Lava - Shadow Hunters SMASh Contest - Round 204

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Warm greeting all. πŸ™ πŸ’š

These photos were taken this morning, up on the lava from the most recent eruption (2018), that covered a good bit of an acre of the off-grid intentional community where I live, in far east Hawai'i. The deck captured in the fist photo is part of a geodesic bamboo structure that Sundog, a fellow who lives in the community with me, constructed up on the lava a couple years ago. This type of lava, called ʻaʻā lava, is so incredibly asymmetrical, that it is a shadow hunter's paradise. When there is sun from one side, there are innumerable shadows everywhere.

I marvel at the shadows up here all the time, but this is my first time attempting to photograph them.

This first photo is my entry. πŸ‘‡


Here are a few more from this morning that you might also enjoy.

Thank you for sharing these sweet shadows with me! πŸ™ πŸ’š

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Nice plants shadows. Thank you for your participation in the Shadow hunters contest! πŸ‘ 😎

Thank you for your appreciation, and absolutely! πŸ™πŸ’š

Fascinating shadows! The lava is beautiful and it's hard to believe those delicate ferns an grow there. Your community sounds amazing. Thanks for entering the shadow contest!

I'm grateful for your wonder and appreciation. Thank you! Ferns are one of the first colonizers of new lava flows, and they pop up all over the place! I'm happy to be here, and to be able do participate in this contest! πŸ™πŸ’š