Before Ann Christine posted this challenge, I hadn’t thought of the difference between shade and shadow. But the more I thought about it, the more I wondered whether we sit in the shade of the tree or the shadow cast by the tree! Here’s a definition I found on line, “Shade is the darkness of an object not in direct light, while shadows are the silhouette of an object’s shape on another surface. Created by the same light, shades and shadows react differently, and both influence how one perceives space, color, and feeling.”
Here, some trees cast their shadows to give us shade!
This is building situated so it casts shade.
Here mushrooms grow in the shade. As the sun almost intrudes.
In these examples, shadows create patterns. We photographers love patterns!
Lastly, the sun helps two buildings to cast both shade and shadows.
So which comes first, the shadow or shade? Only the sun knows. Thanks Ann Christine!