Sunrise in a City Street Canyon


These photos were taken on March 22, 2019 shortly after 8 AM.

The location was in NW Washington DC just at the border to the Georgetown Section where buildings are lower and most are historic.

The "Take It!” Came as I was in my car waiting at an intersection for the light to change, and for some reason - my subconscious had me look upward from the traffic signal and saw the first viewing of a collection of things which turned into happenings. The sunrise happened to be somewhat contained by a cloud formation which in turn seems to have had the opportunity to add demarcation and emphasis.  The sun seemed to be intensely bright (at least that is the way my camera picked it up) and gave the  illusion of the end of the crane arm almost being dissolved by it.  There was also the perchance emphasis of reflection of the sun in one window on the building. This one window catch in the midst of many is one of my favorite catches when it rarely occurs and I am lucky enough to see it.  The crisp lines and angles also add to the general appeal of the picture for they add a sort of structured contrast to the mix.

Here is hoping you enjoy this photo as much as I am from its original hasty take to the leisurely time I have been able to take in reviewing the catch with repeated visits to the images while putting together this small impression of some of what is going on in the take.

Sending you all my very best regards,


PS  I recently sold my house in Bethesda MD and moved to Beltsville MD.  I am now in a rental property which offers me a smaller house (less to heat or cool) and has a separate building, containing a two car garage and attached shop which will allow me to put together a set of items which require machine workings to construct. It is my intent to make these items available for sale on line at some time in the future. Some of the items have been years in the developmental process and have finally reached the level they need to be, to be able to present them to the public.  Iwill preview them on this site, all the while - holding my breath with the hope that others will enjoy them as much as I have in the conceiving and making of them. The first of them will be by this summer.


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Comments: 7
  • #1

    Sally (Thursday, 09 May 2019 15:25)

    Wow this is a beautiful set of pictures.

  • #2

    Jim (Thursday, 09 May 2019 15:28)

    For some reason I really like the crane popping of nowhere there in the second photo.

  • #3

    SF1967 (Thursday, 09 May 2019 15:30)

    I love a good sunrise!

  • #4

    Gabe (Thursday, 09 May 2019 15:31)

    I really like the second photo, it'd make for a good desktop background.

  • #5

    MHampy (Thursday, 09 May 2019 15:34)

    I really love how the sun is just barely breaking through the top of the building, almost makes it look like a halo over the building.

  • #6

    Teri (Thursday, 09 May 2019 15:36)

    Our lunch group had a lot of fun with this one.

  • #7

    xXRodriguezXx (Thursday, 09 May 2019 15:40)

    These are absolutely stunning photos!!!!