This photo was taken on November 13, 2018 at 7:27 AM.
The location was in the entrance drive of a historic hotel next to the Potomac River in Washington
The "Take It!" came to me immediately as I got out of my
car at this great hotel which is one of my regular stops. I had rained and strange as it may seem, I
always go into high alert when there is water on the ground, be it in the street, sidewalk, drive ways, -
you name it - if it will puddle or form shapes - I am intent on finding it.
This bit of collected surface water - caught my eye with
its two round spots connected by what by this interpretation is an axle which served to connect the rounds
which then became wheels and the undercarriage to a vintage war plane. To further define this bit of
imagination - I envisioned some of the water formation on the top of the main body (fuselage) of the plane
to be a machine gun which was sometimes found in this location on these old planes. A second person in the
plane along with the pilot would stand while the plane was in flight and fire the gun at the opponent.
Needless to say this kind of combat must have been both thrilling along with being beyond
The After Take: I showed this to a number of people as I
was happy to have made the catch. Without much verbal preparation by me - most were able to
immediately join me in the imagined vision of the aircraft.
Here is hoping you too can see this lucky photographic
Best wishes to each of you,
PS: This type of photography, calls for a sharpening of
the speed of conjuring a definable image from the water on the surface as in no time at all - the image can
be lost as the water may shift due to gravitational pull or any number of other things such as wind or the
addition of more water through continued rain. This all to say - catch it now - is the theme of the