Morning Goth


This photo was taken in the second week in June 2012, just before the sun came up.
The location was on 16th Street NW Washington DC.
The "Take it!" came as I was sitting in my car waiting for the light to change at an intersection. I looked out the side window and there it was, just about to come out into a very different role it plays on the skyline in the light of day vs at night. I think I caught it just at the turning point.
The After Take: The two shots differ by just a few moments and angle of the camera, but what a difference this little bit of each makes.  The lead picture looks like it could soon have bats flying into it while the other with more light on it looks like it is about to assume its role as an ornate citizen of the neighborhood.
Almost everyone I had the opportunity to show this to enjoyed the simplicity of the photo and had no trouble in agreeing with my proposal of a Gothic connection.
Here is hoping you too can catch an occasional "quick put down the window" moment for a scene that you know will be gone as soon as you move on.

Thanks for joining us for the current photo presentation. You are cordially invited to return Friday, October 26th for a new picture that we hope you will enjoy.
All the best,


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Comments: 9
  • #1

    Livin4love (Tuesday, 23 October 2012 06:54)

    Oooo clouds and cathedrals, good combo!

  • #2

    Gabe (Tuesday, 23 October 2012 10:35)

    I'll take that one step further; Imaginative creativity and Mathematical creativity, make a good combo!

  • #3

    Teri (Tuesday, 23 October 2012 10:36)

    Hey I am pretty sure I have been there.

  • #4

    Sarah (Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:00)

    Beautiful, looked like a nice day out.

  • #5

    Ray (Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:02)

    Bruce, you seem to have a lot of those quick put down the window moments. I envy your ability to do such things throughout the day.

  • #6

    Jenna (Thursday, 25 October 2012 00:16)

    Wow, there have been a lot of new photo's added since I was here last. Good casual reading...

  • #7

    whutzzat (Friday, 26 October 2012 14:08)

    Thanks to everyone for your kind comments. I start my day at 3:30am in order to be ahead of the traffic. I am done with my route that is about 140 miles done 4 days per week by about 2pm. With this time span I am able to gather some of the night as well as the day. It is this unusual job that has given me so much opportunity to gather such unusual photos.

  • #8

    Ray (Sunday, 28 October 2012 06:15)

    Wow, 3:30am. That is a very early start!

  • #9

    Sarah (Sunday, 28 October 2012 06:16)

    So thats what allows you to take all these different pictures.