Shadow Stretch

This photo was taken on May 24, 2014 at 6:24 AM
The location was on the outside wall of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC
The "Take It!"  came from yet another drive by and the taking of a few seconds to digest what I had seen and call for a turn around of the car to go back and attempt to make a catch. Fortunately the wrap around and stretch of the shadow was still available and the picture taken. The sun at this time of the morning is at a maximum illumination with it coming at everything from an almost horizontal positioning.  To say it is intense is an understatement.
The After Take: To those that I showed this to - all were quite taken with it.  Yes - there was the great fortune to have had this shadow effect cast upon one of the biggest slabs of windowless walls in the city helped immensely.
Some said that it reminded them of moving water.  I personally thought it looked like some sort of intricate layer cake.  Any way one takes it in - it is visually delicious.
I cannot help but wonder if all the art work in the building is but for a few short moments in the morning is being upstaged by nature on the other side of the wall upon which the works of the " Masters " are hung.
Wishing you all a grand day, 

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Comments: 5
  • #1

    Gabe (Monday, 02 June 2014 09:21)

    What an awesome looking building. That shadow on the right is so cool looking!

  • #2

    Treehugger (Monday, 02 June 2014 09:22)

    Picture made possible by your eyes and it...

  • #3

    Yuppie7 (Monday, 02 June 2014 09:23)

    Thats nuts how the angle makes that shadow just take off like that all normal on one side and then zoomin on the other side

  • #4

    Jim (Monday, 02 June 2014 09:23)

    Is that a brick building? The tiles or whatever they are look massive.

  • #5

    Sally (Monday, 02 June 2014 09:24)

    Oh how pretty. I really like this one.