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
Best wishes to
each of you,