These photos were taken on November 7, 2015 at 6:35 AM
The location was in Washington DC in front of a very nice upper scale hotel.
The "Take It!" came from departing from this very nice hotel and finding this huge crane parked in front of the property getting ready to be put to work in placing a new chiller onto the roof of
the hotel. I had seen this process before but had always seemed to arrive on the scene at a later time, after the game had already begun.
I asked a fellow observer to take my picture with my hand on the big hook that is what they attached everything onto when doing the lifting. I had never been able to be in this position before
because of the above reason. What a hoot it was to have my hand on this hefty piece of steel that was the object of ever so much history in its work life. It would be fascinating to have a look
at a log book of the jobs it had been an essential part (I sincerely doubt that such a record exists).
The photo of the two fellows standing together is one showing great friends, that had been working together for 14 years for the same company. They said it was a terrific outfit to work for. The
told me there was one fellow that worked in their warehouse that had been with the company for over 40 years. All I could say was how great was to hear of people happy in their work.
The After Take: Everyone that I showed these photos to enjoyed hearing of the background for them. There is just something that is infectious about seeing people happy with what they
are doing, in person, or in photographs.
Here is hoping you are happy with what it is that you do for your livelihood.
Wishing you all my very best,
PS: Each day I go out to work, I look to make the most of it - and almost without fail, something happens that brings exceptional joy to me and many times others as well from and