This photo was taken on August 31, 2013 at 6:59 AM
The location was in a corridor in a fine hotel in Washington DC.
The "Take It!" came from my taking pause to really look at a setting that I had seen many times before. It was early enough that there were no other people in this usually busy corridor.
What I saw was the effect of the overhead lights upon the setting. First was the light upon the ceiling thus illuminating the stretch of hallway as was the intent. Next came the
circular patterns formed by shadows in the carpet below from the lights. Last but not least were the reflections from the lights in the marble approaching the carpeted area which in a way
formed a welcome to this friendly setting.
The After Take: To those I showed this to, the reaction seemed to be a calm that came from this unexpected stretch of muted but effective lighting found in such an unexpected place. It was
one of those short lingers, but definitely a cool find.
Here is hoping you too happen upon an atmosphere that has just the right feeling about it.
Wishing you a great day,