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.