The Guardian

This set of photos was taken on December 28, 2016 at 3:35 PM.

The location was in Old Towne Alexandria, Virginia.

The "Take it!" was from a catch of the image in my peripheral vision while driving by this row house in one of the many historic sections of this charming town. I quickly enough brought the car into a parking place and walked back to take in this ever so powerful shadow and its placement over the front door of the dwelling.  

I could not help but think of the shadow as being a sort of protector for the home.

The chance to take the second shot to include the tree as the shadow caster was a treat.

The After Take:  All to whom I have shown this have enjoyed the strength of the image.

Here is hoping a picture like this has an effect upon you, like it has on me, that is to look more closely at overlay shadows and the charm they can bring.

Wishing each of you a fine day,


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Comments: 9
  • #1

    Teri (Tuesday, 28 February 2017 19:44)

    I love these old timey buildings in the Colonial towns. From what I understand some of them have been around for over 200 years. That is just incredible.

  • #2

    SF1967 (Tuesday, 28 February 2017 19:47)

    Alexandria is such a nice area. I was there in the late 80s early 90s for a couple weeks and I loved it.

  • #3

    Treehugger (Tuesday, 28 February 2017 20:11)

    Wow you lined that up perfectly. I mean the shadow is just smack in the middle of the door.

  • #4

    Jim (Tuesday, 28 February 2017 20:13)

    Those branches near a window like that are the stuff of nightmares. I remember when I was a kid seeing scary shadows on the walls that would scare the crap out of me.

  • #5

    Sally (Tuesday, 28 February 2017 20:14)

    I love how everything is brick. Very cool!

  • #6

    Gabe (Tuesday, 28 February 2017 20:16)

    Its pretty awesome how the trunk goes right up the center and two large branches split from it from the left and right. Then out of the center of the trunk it continues through the middle of the branches and splits again to the left and the right. Awesome photo.

  • #7

    thatoneguy (Tuesday, 28 February 2017 20:17)

    hopefully said protecter never falls into the house it guards that wouldnt be to much fun

  • #8

    bruce (Friday, 03 March 2017 10:57)

    Thanks to all for your kind and interesting comments.

    Jim, as a child, I too was scared by the branch shadows cast upon the walls of my bedroom. I soon will introduce a product that will help today's children get through such fears. I am looking forward to your views of this when I put it in the market.

    All my best to everyone.


  • #9

    Sally (Tuesday, 07 March 2017 15:20)

    Hey good to hear from you Bruce, seems like its been awhile. Thanks for entertaining us with your pictures.