Hello! I'm happy to bring you this month's photography challenge where we will capture a shadow. I love photographing shadows and look for them everywhere I go. I find they create interesting design elements and I enjoy seeking them out. This month I want you to take photograph where a shadow is the subject and focal point of your image. Be sure to capture a shadow, not a silhouette. While they have visual similarities, they are different: Shadow - a dark area or shape produced by a body or subject coming between rays of light and a surface. Silhouette - the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background, especially in dim light. So a shadow is the dark image that is cast onto a surface, while a silhouette is the subject itself darkened. Once you have your photograph of a shadow - which can be anything living or non-living (think people, animals, flowers, trees, nature, fences, signs, benches, buildings, bicycles, and so on....) - use it on your layout. You can have any number of photos, but at least one photograph must have a shadow featured prominently as the focal point for your photograph and easily identified on your layout. Here is my layout for this challenge: Credits: Memory Pockets Monthly: Wild Please remember the monthly challenge rules: Your page must contain at least 75% Lilypad product. Your page should be posted to the Lilypad Gallery and then linked to the August Challenge Layouts thread so it can be tracked, and to this thread. The Lilypad uses a percent system for our challenges; the number of challenges you participate in determines the store discount you will receive at the end of the month: 2 challenges = 10% off 4 challenges = 20% off 6 challenges = 30% off If you complete 7 challenges, you will receive a coupon for 30% off, plus you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate from the Lilypad! The first seven challenges will be posted on the first of the month; the eighth challenge is the BYOC challenge, which is posted on BYOC release day. Each page counts for one challenge (you cannot use one layout for multiple challenges).