I ended up with these pictures that I took with my phone. I noticed that Little Pilot and I were making some fun shadows while I was pushing him in his backyard swing. I couldn't leave Little Pilot alone in the swing in order to get the proper camera from inside so I used what I had, my phone. I guess I cheated a little this week because the goal of participating in this project was to learn how to use Pappa's DSLR.
We have a giant walnut tree in the back where Little Pilot's swing hangs and I tried to get a shadow in front of that, but the snow was all trampled there and the bark was so dark the shadows didn't show up. So the backdrop ended up being our fancy-shmancy metal shed (tres retro).
I did a little more cheating by using Instagram. This picture is Tech Guy's fave. He thinks my hand looks like I am about to bonk Little Pilot on the head. It's actually my oh-so graceful hand position after a pull and release of the swing :).
I personally like the more yellowy tones of this picture and that you can see where the squirrels have broken the door frame to make better access to their nest. We'll have some fun cleaning/fixing that in the spring.
Those are my shadow pictures with a little cheating (I must apologize).