Shadow Shot: Florida Palms

It’s been a while since I took part in a Shadow Shot group post. Maybe because Seattle hasn’t seen sun in so long and without sun, it’s hard to find shadows. Lucky for me, I was recently in Florida: The Sunshine State. Here are a few photos that are distinctly tropical–and shadowy.

For me, anything Thunderbird is such a throwback to the America of yesteryear. I picture a stylish, early 60s-era couple–she’s wearing cat-eye sunglasses, a pretty dress and white gloves; he has on a tailored suit with a narrow tie. They’re rolling into the drive-in in a 1963 Cadillac convertible. It probably never happened, but I like to think it did. This is the back of a drive-in screen in Fort Lauderdale.


These trees were growing outside the entrance to a condo complex in Pompano Beach. To residents, they’re probably nothing special, but they’re so foreign and different to a cold-weather gal like myself. I love how they represent warmth and sunshine to me.

palm trees

The sunsets in Florida were picture-perfect. Every night the sky lit up with gorgeous shades of pink and blue. I love the pastel painted buildings in Florida but they paled in comparison to the sunsets.



Make sure to check out the other shadow shots on The Shadow Shot Sunday blog.


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20 responses to “Shadow Shot: Florida Palms

  1. Love your shadow shots!! Great photography!!!

  2. Kelly

    Love the palm shadow and I think your description of what comes to mind with Thunderbird is spot on (only I might have had my couple in a Thunderbird convertible instead). I didn’t know places still had drive-ins! How fun! Our last closed more than 20 years ago.

    • It’s true – so hard to find a drive-in. I didn’t see a movie at this one because I was there only during the day. But I love that Fort Lauderdale still has a functioning drive-in (with several screens!)

      You’re right – having my imaginary couple arrive in a T-bird would be better 😉

  3. Such beautiful sunny, shadow shots! I do love them! I live in Seattle, too, so I know what you mean about our scarce sunshine! Florida looks particularly beautiful on this gray Saturday!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  4. Beautiful network of shadows in the first photo! And the palm shadows are so magical!
    My Dromana world has a 60’s style drive-in, especially loved when the summer holidaymakers invade!

  5. Beautiful shadow captures.

    In behalf of Gemma and Magical Mystical Teacher, I thank you for playing Shadow Shot Sunday 2. – Rose

    Shadows by the Beach, come and see.

  6. These photos are great, Jean! Reminds me of some of the shots I got while living in New Mexico.

  7. Beautiful shadow shots.

    Regards and best wishes

  8. The palm is so beautiful in the sunset light and the sky is amazing. Greetings. Have a nice week.

  9. Palm trees do make delicious shadows, even if they are some of the messiest growing things around! (Ask the guys who have to prune them.)

    Threaded Shadows

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