This set of photos was taken on November 4, 2016 at 3:26
The location is in Bethesda, Maryland and is the view I have
of my neighbor's great house.
The "Take It!" came with my having driven up and parked in
front of my house and before getting out of my car, looking across the street and seeing this great shadow overlay on the neighbor's home. The alignment of the sun set up a near perfect top
to bottom shadow mural of a strong tree that had shed its leaves.
The first photo is very good all on its own. This is one
of those times when a second photo that can help reveal part of the source or story was just too easy to not take advantage of.
The After Take: I find myself eager to have prints made of
these and present them to the fine family that I am lucky enough to have as immediate neighbors. It is as if the photo is one of a family tree, for which there can be many a
As winter approaches and strips away the leaves from our
trees, I encourage you to watch for this same phenomenon that may happen upon your dwelling. There is no "best" time to catch this, it is a matter of tuning up an awareness that I hope will
bring a photo opportunity like this one - for you.
Wishing you all the benefits this season brings to
PS: I am reluctant to refer to the transformation this shadow
effect has upon a home, but here goes; I cannot help but think, this brings a certain look of strength to the structure. An almost X ray vision type of thing. A sum total of full eligibility for
the title of "Power House." A label conferred by nature.