Curvacious Distortions


This set of photos was taken on August 24, 2015 at 8:53 AM

The location was in Rosslyn, Virginia.

The "Take It!" came as I was preparing to make a U turn and happened to look at the rear window of an SUV that was immediately in front of me as the last car in a line of parked cars. The curves and ensuing distortions in the rear window of the vehicle, of the reflections of the nearby buildings stopped me in my tracks. I parked the car and got out and moved about to take this set of what I think are delightful pictures.

The After Take: To the few that I have shown these pictures to, all agree that it is an unusual and beautiful capture.  

Again the power of a cast image caught me.

Wishing you all a similar moment.

All my best,



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Comments: 11
  • #1

    Sf1967 (Monday, 07 September 2015 04:31)

    Ha! Bizzaro world buildings, that's great.

  • #2

    Jim (Monday, 07 September 2015 04:33)

    You know what this reminds me of? The way movies depict things when a person is intoxicated on some type of substance.

  • #3

    Livin4love (Monday, 07 September 2015 04:35)

    It's good to see you still catching the things the average person would just walk past. Keeping us on our toes!

  • #4

    Sally (Monday, 07 September 2015 04:38)

    I just noticed you in the 2nd picture taking the photograph. Too funny....

  • #5

    MHampy (Monday, 07 September 2015 04:39)

    So can this be dubbed "The Leaning Tower of Rosslyn"?

  • #6

    GeorgieProf (Monday, 07 September 2015 05:10)

    This website is a hoot n a half! My new lunch buddies sent me here last week. As the head of the art department at the school we teach at naturally I spent an afternoon one weekend combing through the website, and analyzing your collection of works.
    I really enjoy the text you include with each photo, getting inside the mind of an artist is fascinating to me, and the collective work of text does just that.
    I better sign off before Teri further dissects my writing, I don't need to give her more ammunition for a grammar lesson. I will say however, I look forward to future lunch discussions centered around the current photograph.

  • #7

    Treehugger (Monday, 07 September 2015 05:14)

    This is a fun one!!!

  • #8

    Gabe (Monday, 07 September 2015 05:15)

    Cool use of that window, gives it a dreamy look to the setting.

  • #9

    whutzzat (Monday, 07 September 2015 16:28)

    Thank you all for your clever and witty observations. I have to agree, the pictures look like they are the result of substance abuse rather than curved glass. I do not drink ( it does not agree with me - I can get a roaring headache from one sip ) so from the rear window the SUV came the inspiration - lol

    I like the " Leaning Tower " suggestion. " Dreamy " is fitting as well.

    GeorgieProf - I am honored to be reccomended by your new lunch companions for a review of my work. The text is sometimes as much fun to put together as taking the photos. I hope to bring some new material that will be enjoyable to review.

    Wishing you all my best


    PS It is with pleasure that I am able to share the good news of my having won a second place ribbon for Spring #83 ' Cross Walk ' and a third place ribbon for Spring #87 ' Aquaflection ' at the recently held local county fair. I was pleasantly surprised and grateful.

  • #10

    whutzzat (Monday, 07 September 2015 16:35)

    Sally: Thanks for catching my self portrait. I would not have seen it had you not brought it to my attention. You have a great eye for detail.

    All my best


  • #11

    Jim (Tuesday, 15 September 2015 14:12)

    Congratulations for placing 2nd and 3rd at your county fair!