This photo was taken on June 7, 2014 at 7:10 AM
The location is next to a busy intersection in Rosslyn, Virginia which had a pedestrian overpass built to keep people out of harms way.
The "Take It!" came from having viewed this stretch of what could be looked upon as an artless piece of functioning concrete. To be honest, that is how I viewed it for many years. Then with
the aid of that ever powerful early morning shadow inducing sun, I saw it differently. The shadow cast upon this concrete canvas gave depth and contrast to the straight lines. The staircase also
had a shadow that emphasized its zig and zag as it provided interim landings which was also eye catchingly simple but yet bold in its part of the composition. The depth of the clear blue sky -
always speaks for itself. Even the gray of the parking lot in the foreground has its role in drawing the viewers eye from left to right and then back again - only to do it over again
several times. I am told this is a display of the law of infinity ( I like the fact that there is a strong definition available for this )
The After Take: This is a photo that everyone has liked. While it is not striking for breath taking beauty it is
memorable in its simplicity.
Here is hoping you have some stretches of concrete canvas that are favorites of your own.
PS: I have taken photos of this same setting in the winter and found that the green of the grass and the trees in the spring and summer makes this ever so much more attractive.
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Yuppie7 (Tuesday, 08 July 2014 08:57)
The tree looks like it got hit by lightninng.
Treehugger (Tuesday, 08 July 2014 09:00)
It's still finding a way to serve a purpose. Center stage on what looks to be a beautiful day!
Gabe (Wednesday, 09 July 2014 23:28)
The zigzag of the concrete is pretty cool looking. I don't notice these things unless I am looking at your photos. Its almost like Im now trained to look at things differently when I come to this site.
Jim (Wednesday, 09 July 2014 23:29)
I have to agree with hugger. Looks like an excellent morning.
Sally (Wednesday, 09 July 2014 23:30)
Very practical and smart use, it must cut down on pedestrian traffic quite a bit. We could use something like that around here!!!!
whutzzat (Thursday, 10 July 2014 08:56)
Thanks to everyone for your kind comments. Yes, it is amazing what a big swath of clear blue sky can do for almost any subject.
Gabe, my thanks for taking the time to view this site with an openess which I hope you enjoy. I must say I challenge myself constantly to seek out the unusual that is interesting and share it in the best way that I can. Thanks again for your insights