Winter Afternoon Window Shadow Enhancement Show

This set of photos was taken on January 9, 2018 at 3:57 PM.

The location was on the southern side of a Federal Building which faced the Mall in Washington DC.

The "Take It!” came easily as the sun was doing its casting magic with afternoon intensity as it played a tree upon the canvas provided by the back side of a nondescript building in Washington DC.

The shadow was so vivid that even though I am constantly unconsciously looking for these sorts of things - this one was a head turner. I caught sight of it while passing it in my car. I quickly made a U turn and parked.  I then made the block long walk to catch this from numerous angles.

The After Take: To those whom I have shown this set of photos to - all have had a moment of silence before commenting.  I think they are caught up just like I was, in the symmetry and balance of the shadow. That the shadow is black on the gray of the building offers great contrast.

My best attempt at putting this into words sometimes does not do justice to the sometimes longevity found with some of the photos I am lucky enough to catch. With this one, my time was limited to about 10 minutes in the near 40 degree temperature. Amazing how the cold did not seem to matter.

Here is hoping some unexpected shows are happening where you are with the trees having shed their foliage and showing their under structure of branch formations.

Best wishes to each of you,


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Comments: 5
  • #1

    Teri (Monday, 12 February 2018 23:40)

    I think I’ve seen that building before, very pretty. Do you know which it is?

  • #2

    Jim (Monday, 12 February 2018 23:40)

    The shadow almost paints a picture on the side of that wall.

  • #3

    Sally (Monday, 12 February 2018 23:41)

    It looks like a growth is coming out the windows... Our daughter said it’s scary.

  • #4

    SF1967 (Monday, 12 February 2018 23:42)

    I really dig how the tree shadow blends so well.

  • #5

    Gabe (Monday, 12 February 2018 23:43)

    Very cool! That first picture is straight ominous.