Fencing with Shadows


This photo set was taken on March 21, 2014 at 4:27 AM
The location was in Chevy Chase Maryland on a road that borders the golf course where the Tiger Woods Benefit Golf Tournament has been played.
The "Take it!" came after having driven by this great set of shadows for several years.  As one can readily see from the time on this series - we are in the dark and at the beginning of what is to be a busy day of driving.  Looking at shadows really is not of primary interest.  It just so happens that the speed limit is 25mph on this stretch of road - and yes - many years ago - I got a speeding ticket on this road.  The ticket was during the daytime hours and was one of those - the officer stepped out  hidden from my view location with his radar gun still smoking in his hand and motioned for me to pull over.  I paid the fine - which I do not remember how much it was - but the memory lingers on - and I obey the limit even though the chances of being pulled over at this time of the morning are slight.
The shadows are cast by the illumination from a street light through branches on a tree.  I have included a number of shots to illustrate the sequence of events.  
The After Take: Everyone that I have shown these photos to - enjoys not only the graceful look of the shadows but also the story of passing it for so many years and finally seeing it.  One person said she thought it looked like a Japanese painting. 
Here is hoping you enjoy this unexpected find and the lesson that keeps being presented to me - to always be open to seeing the unexpected , no matter what time of day it may be.
Best regards and good wishes as this warm weather makes going outside easy again.

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Comments: 7
  • #1

    Yuppie7 (Monday, 14 April 2014 11:26)

    I can see the comparison to Japanese art. The tree shadows against the fence does have a very oriental look.

  • #2

    Sf1967 (Monday, 14 April 2014 11:27)

    Boy that last one almost warrants sunglasses. Lol

  • #3

    Livin4love (Monday, 14 April 2014 11:32)

    I can't quite tell but it looks like a Magnolia blossom tree. The leaves resemble one anyway

  • #4

    Jim (Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:06)

    4:30 am!!! Thats way too early for me. I would NOT last.

  • #5

    Sally (Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:07)

    Good thing that street has some lights, it would be pitch black without them. Looks really dark off to the sides and in between the lights.

  • #6

    Gabe (Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:09)

    Cool shot! I think its another cool addition that there are plants peaking through the cracks in the would fence. The owner probably doesn't like it but on a picture it looks neat.

  • #7

    thatoneguy (Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:11)

    Id be creeped out to be walking down this street at this time of night. I am a sucker for haunted stuff however..... this just looks scary.