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auxiliary shadow

the sun always shines on you
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This idea is for a silhouette, cut out of a lightweight, synthetic, semi-transparent, grey cloth. Thus, in photos of your beach holiday, even though the sky is overcast and there's a bitter wind blowing in from the sea, because you've laid this auxiliary shadow out at your feet, a casual observer of the photos will conclude that your holiday was gloriously sunny.

This can also be used while walking around, using little velcro tags to attach the shadow to your shoes. It can also be used indoors - imagine how good you'll feel at that important business meeting in some corporate, ambiently lit office when you're the only one casting a dense, well-defined shadow on the floor, giving the subconscious impression to your colleagues that the sun shines on you and no one else?
hippo, Feb 06 2006

For [po] http://www.anytimec...tumes/0035r327.html
Will frame your antenna nicely. [wagster, Feb 06 2006]

For [bris] http://www.dancipra...isten-dan-2-600.jpg
[DrCurry, Feb 06 2006]

self portrait http://emendo.org/DSC02367.jpg
this is me.. 18 months ago, so I'm a bit taller now. [neilp, Feb 06 2006]

A good song about a shadow http://lirama.net/song.plp/30794/30794
[daseva, Feb 06 2006]

Some more nice shadows http://images.googl...+shadow&btnG=Search
[hippo, Feb 07 2006]


       Can it dance as well as the ones in the CingularSleek iTune phone commercials?
jurist, Feb 06 2006

       I want a halo!
po, Feb 06 2006

       I think a photo of just the shadow might be interesting. Maybe a group shot or family portrait.
bristolz, Feb 06 2006

       Fantastic [+]   

       Why bother to put it away when the sun does come out? Enjoy the confused looks of passers-by as they try and work out where the second sun is.
Mr Phase, Feb 06 2006

       I'd like to put out a second shadow next to the first.
shapu, Feb 06 2006

       Nice, [DrC], although I was imagining a more immediate contact shadow.
bristolz, Feb 06 2006

       Excellent! Although "i got your shadow" will probably become popular on playgrounds..
riemann_ranger, Feb 06 2006

       Vampire practical jokes.   

       I love the idea, but somehow it reminds me of the dead guy on the floor, paint out, idea.
blissmiss, Feb 07 2006

       So where did [neilp] hold the camera?
zeno, Feb 07 2006

       bris: ain't no pleasing some people; plenty more in Google images ("beach shadows").
DrCurry, Feb 07 2006

       "Then Wendy saw the shadow on the floor, looking so draggled, and she was frightfully sorry for Peter. "How awful!" she said, but she could not help smiling when she saw that he had been trying to stick it on with soap. How exactly like a boy!"
Iidhaegn, Mar 27 2008


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