Your pictures: Shadows
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme of "Shadows".
Simon Thompson: "Whilst travelling in Malawi with my daughter, who was recovering from a serious operation, we came across a towering abandoned church surrounded by makeshift homes. The candid photograph she took of my shadow in the light of a huge broken arched window struck me in terms of the poignancy of our journey. Sometimes our biggest dreams and aspirations may fall by the wayside, but there is always hope and light through the darkness."
Nicholas Alp: "Ghostly shadows at the Tower of London poppy installation in 2015."
Jenny Downing: "On holiday a year or two ago, we were out hiking and ended up on a narrow path through the woods. We turned a corner to come face to face with these almost perfectly camouflaged goats."
Sunil Pareek: "The shadow of an old man struggling to climb an inclined footpath."
Sue Fleckney: "The pool was being drained for cleaning, so the water level was low, at Chehel Sotoun Palace, Isfahan, Iran."
Jess Pearce: "A lost ball at Nicholas Everitt Park, Lowestoft, England,"
Anne Patchell: "A cat on alert at his favourite window. Usually the blinds are up for bird-watching."
Graham Burdekin: "A rusty millipede (Trigoniulus corallinus) casts a giant shadow crossing a patch of dirt on the Big Island of Hawaii."
Ed Timmins: "Autumn sunlight casts shadows of an 'ancient monument' found on a Devon beach."
And, finally, a picture by Shelley Davies. The next theme is "Monuments" and the deadline for your entries is 1 November. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. Further details and terms can be found by following the link to "We set the theme; you take the pictures" at the bottom of the page.