This photo was taken on Saturday April 19, 2014 at 9:32 AM
The location was in Old Towne Alexandria, Virginia.
The "Take It!" was and easy decision to make. We had passed by this enhanced image as we drove past the church upon which it is located on the street that is on the left. At a speed
of 35 or more mph - it took a moment for my brain to catch up to what it was that I had seen and make the evaluation of its worth to warrant making the U turn to go back and make the
attempt to photograph the coincidence that had made such an impression upon me.
The After Take: I only had the chance to show this to a few people who shared with me the marvel of how the sun had cast a shadow from the light pole to bring a near perfect framing of the
electric power meter on the side of this beautiful old church. While the framing is only on the top and one side - it is striking in how strong the contrast is on the deep red color on the
Every building has its history and thus much like people it all goes into making up its character. It is not looks alone - but the composite. To me - Houses of Worship have the most
powerful of personalities for they have been witness and offered the atmosphere for us to let out our many emotions, through music, prayer, and shared voice. Harmony comes in numerous forms
for those who enter these hallowed places.
This church while being small, still has a powerful presence. No matter what the season - it always seems to catch my eye and transmits an invitation that I believe is meant for everyone
regardless of their faith, to come and visit for a while. I plan to take up this invitation at some time soon.
Here is the hope you too have a second glance at a shadow placed almost perfectly by the wonder of nature.