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Project 52 Photos: Shadows

January 28, 2015 Sarah Coggins

Over the weekend we went downtown to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences for Astronomy Day. The day was pretty gloomy and overcast until we got to the top level of the main building and I noticed a bit of sun coming in through the glass dome over the Terror of the South dinosaur room.

I’ve been in this room many times over the years. Usually I take a photo from the lower floor straight up at the “flying” pterosaurs. But when I saw how the sunlight was coming in on the upper level, I headed to overlook to try something different and get my capture for this week’s Project 52 Photos theme of Shadows.

Project 52 Photos: Week 4 Shadows

I loved how the shadows play on the walls and the windows plus that glimpse of the state Legislative Building and the American Flag. (Look real closely and you’ll spot a bit of the NC state flag as well.)

And, for fun – here’s another photo I took in that same room in October 2002. There used to be a plexiglass(?) floor in one area. It’s been covered over for years now. This particular visit I was with my brother & sister. My feet are at the bottom.

NC Museum of Natural Sciences: Terror of the South plexiglass floor

Join in the fun at any time. Next week’s challenge is Morning. Find the full list on Sarah Halsteads’s blog here.

Project 52 Photos


  • Roaen January 29, 2015 at 6:13 am
    looks like an awesome museum, and the shadows look like textures against the walls!
    • Sarah Coggins January 29, 2015 at 12:30 pm
      It is a great museum! Only special events have fees. We've regularly visited for years even before kids. Now my son gets excited when we say we are taking him.
  • Julie S. January 29, 2015 at 11:45 am
    What a gorgeous shot!
    • Sarah Coggins January 29, 2015 at 12:30 pm
      Thanks! I was excited to get inspired to rethink that room and how to photograph it. Got me out of a rut a bit.
  • Mitzi January 30, 2015 at 10:34 am
    These are awesome Sarah! Love the shadows in the 1st shot...but the shadow of the bird on the ground at their feet is amazing!
    • Sarah Coggins January 30, 2015 at 12:13 pm
      Thanks, Mitzi! I was excited to remember that older shot (and finding it!) when putting together this post. It was one of those quickly snapped moments with one of my first point & shoot cameras. Minus adding the watermark, it's SOOC.
  • Laura January 30, 2015 at 9:21 pm
    These photos are so cool!! They are perfect for this week! :)
  • Sarah Halstead February 5, 2015 at 1:42 pm
    I love it! You did a great job! Our friends are there today! I need to make a trip there next time we are in town.
  • Angie Agerter February 5, 2015 at 5:54 pm
    What a great play on the shadows! I adore it so much!
  • Week #5 | Morning | Whimsy & Hope February 6, 2015 at 12:01 am
    […] this shadows photo from Sarah. Perfect for this weeks […]
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