Shade & Shadow
sometimes these terms confuse us.Do they convey the same meaning?
No, my friend. They are different.
That’s the beauty of the English Language.
I understand that most of the European languages have just one word to represent both.
Denotes a significant sized dark area resulting from the blocked light source.
Here the importance is given to the absence of light.
The shape of the shadow is vague.
Examples – shade from a tree or shade from a light-house.
Object blocking the light is irrelevant.
Shade indicates shield from light.
In this image below, the road and most of the river covered by shade
Denotes a dark area with a definite shape. Here, the object that created the darkness is important.
Example- Our very own shadow from Sunlight.
Object blocking the light is relevant.
Shadow indicates, blockage of light.
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This post is part of Ann Christine’s Lens-Artists Photo challenge- Shades and Shadows