|Strange Shadows ~
Images by Joanna Sulich in Rajamäki, Finland.
"I was standing in a corridor with the front door wide open in a way that rays of the setting Sun were shining through the foliage of an oak growing in front of the house and projecting shadows onto a cupboard. The shadows were moving, some were brighter some were darker, but what got my attention were the uneven edges of the shadows of my fingers."
All images ©Janna Sulich, shown with permission
Rays from each hole spread because sunlight, from a 864,000 mile diameter globe, has at Earth's distance a half degree divergence.
|An object like a finger inside two shafts of light casts two shadows. Where they overlap is a doubly dark zone narrower than the finger.|
|Leaves form many small holes. Ever changing.|
The moving and changing shadow edges have a strange quality. We might expect them blurred but instead they are hard edged. There is an inner dark core, narrower than the fingers – like an x-rayed bone – surrounded by translucence.