This photo was taken on May 24, 2014 at 6:53.
The location was at a busy intersection in Rosslyn, Virginia
The "Take It!" came as yet another while driving, double take. The morning rising sun was just at the right place to give one of those super shadow producing intensities when we
happened to luckily pass through the intersection that had a wall standing behind a light pole that had responsibility for numerous functions, including: the traffic signal light holding arm
that stretches to what seems sometimes to be an impossibly long way out over the intersection with an ongoing test of calculations on weight bearing vs fatigue brought about by stress and all
the wind matched up with other negative weather conditions. Yet another task was to be a base for the street signs at the intersection. Then, last but not least - provide that place for
the cross walk signals which are ever so important for pedestrians. In other words - this guy has a very big and unheralded job serving us in many ways.
The sun produced shadow was so strong and clear that it appeared as if it had been painted upon the background wall.
The After Take: those who looked at this photo were struck as I was at the intensity of the shadow. For some it even provoked a verbalized " Wow ! " reaction. It is great to
recognize this unpremeditated expression, in this instance, as high complement.
Earlier I stated that this edifice seems to be unheralded - well, just perhaps, it may take great satisfaction in having its portrait painted by shadow with ever so exact detail being
executed if only for viewing for moments and yet further be available on just the sunniest of days.
Ah, the wonder of it all.
Thanks for taking a moment to share in this quick take.