The submissions for shadows rendered wild and wonderful interpretations of the subject. Here are the top 10 photos chosen by our readers. Martin Cathrae will receive a subscription to Wired magazine and a digital picture frame for his winning photo "The Swan Claw," at left. Because we had so many great photos
we thought should've received more votes (and because we love to anger readers with our own selections), we've also compiled a Wired.com Editors' Choice Shadow Photo Gallery
Our next photo contest
focuses on circles. Get down with the round.
The Swan Claw
Submitted by Martin Cathrae
"Sometimes, grotesque dead things can be more than they seem."
: Shadow pattern
Submitted by Vilhjalmur Ingi Vilhjalmsson
"Close-up shot of a candle inside a pencil cup. Canon EOS 40D; exposure: 0.6 sec (3/5); aperture: f/6.3; focal length: 70 mm; ISO speed: 200."
: Night Shadows
Submitted by Rob A. Johnston
"A foggy night in Seattle."
Submitted by Ty Weldishofer
"Drainage ditch under a road in St. Leon, Indiana."
: Tunnel Syndrome
Submitted by Sarasara
"Osanbashi Pier, Yokohama, Japan."
: Cathedral Steps
Submitted by Andrew Brooks
"From my hidden-city exhibition."
Submitted by C Ray Dancer
"Burlesque dancer rehearsing her routine."
: Real Adventure
Submitted by Patrice Peyre
"Remote area of the world? Check.
Us two and no one in a radius of 10 miles? Check.
Indiana Jones–style bridge where falling off means death? Check!
We were hiking in the Pakistani Hindu Kush range, close to the Chinese border. The bridge had to be crossed, so ... "
Submitted by James Bartolotti
"Late afternoon, from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, looking down."
: Sakura in Snow
Submitted by Owen Scharlotte
"A snow-covered path led through cherry blossom trees toward an old bridge. Photo taken with a Canon S3 IS. (Haiku picture description unintentional)."
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