Shadow Mural


This photo was taken on May 9, 2017 at 7:02 AM.

The location was in downtown Washington DC.

The "Take It!" came as I was driving by a construction site that has a building immediately next to the excavation being done. This next door neighbor had painted or coated its side wall facing the project with a light color that just happened to lend itself to being the "canvas" for this shadow from across the street. I had to quickly take out my camera, drop the car window and take the shot - just as the traffic light changed and cars began to move. A lucky photo for certain.

The After Take: All who looked at this one in my camera viewing screen enjoyed it. The story of the quick take, was fun to relate. 

Thanks for joining me in the fun of this game of always being on the lookout for shareable images.

Hope you are having a great day.


PS:  This is one of those times when my imagination flares up. The thought that came to mind was how great it would be to after having painted the wall, presumably after the project building had been torn down to allow a group of local artist to put up a mural using window washers slings on the weekends.  The end result would have been fun to look at for a short while, then having been well photographed, left, to become a part of a time capsule of sorts for who knows when would be seen again.  Who knows, maybe even use mini drones with remote controlled activation for attached spray cans.  Would be limited to windless days, unless this sort of method advanced enough to take advantage of air motion (wind).  Talk about call for a steady hand, It would probably necessitate several people to operate one 'Dronecasso.'

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Comments: 4
  • #1

    SF1967 (Thursday, 25 May 2017 16:49)

    I was going to say great sunset photo then I noticed the time. So, great sunrise photo lol..

  • #2

    TreeHugger (Thursday, 25 May 2017 16:50)

    It really goes look like a fresh canvas.

  • #3

    Teri (Thursday, 25 May 2017 16:51)

    Call the city and tell them to paint the building across the street on it. They already have an outline for it.

  • #4

    MHampy (Thursday, 25 May 2017 16:52)

    This is a very pretty picture. The shadow against the blank wall really does a lot for it!