These photos were taken on Saturday June 13, 2015 at 2:40
The location was in the driveway entrance to a moderately
priced hotel in Silver Spring, Maryland.
The "Take It!" came when I went to toss the peal from a banana
into a trash receptacle that I had eaten along the way to this property which I visit on a regular basis at this early time of day. This toss the peel program at this location happens on a
semi regular basis and calls for me to watch my step. It is where cars pull in having been out on the road making their way to this destination, thus bringing all sorts of road pickup with
them such as snow, Ice or just plain old rain. Sometimes there are pooled water spots from where the car has released the collected humidity from inside the vehicle. So, it is a
sort of drips and leaks magnet location. I am a life long fan of imagining shapes from having been introduced to the magic of it, as a child watching clouds with my parents. With
little difficulty, this imagining can be applied to all sorts of mediums and situations.
In this instance, the shape of the female or very young male
(pre antlers) that had been formed on the floor made itself apparent to me immediately. The only difficulty was in there being an overhead light fixture with florescent lit bulbs that
reflected off of the formed puddle, that distracted from focusing in on the detail of the shape. This called for me to move about to find a vantage point to keep out the reflected light.
In the top photo I was able to accomplish this fairly well, with just a smidgen of light showing up in its ear. Some have said, this looks like a tag, sometimes attached to animals
After having made the first photo, I thought it might be fun
to go back and rather than escape the overhead light, see how much of it I could include into the shape. The results, are an amazing contrast in numerous ways. I did not have time to
linger to take in the offerings of this second shot right then, as had to get back out on the road to make our rounds.
The After Take: It was filled with fun as I shared the images
with individuals that I come in contact with on a regular basis that generously give me some of their time to share their observations of my work. They all seemed to enjoy taking in the
story of the care taken to obtain the first photo, and then seemed to take further glee from my decision to take the second shot with the provocation being to just see what it would bring.
The shared reward of joint (in this case "pooling") of our imaginations was just grand.
To be fair, this was the start of a day that offered several
great chances for imagination to have its way, not for just me, but also for those who kindly gave me their time to join in on, the run of the fun of it all.
Thank you for taking a moment to share in this
All the best to you,