Superman with A Backpack

This photo was taken on October 30, 2018 at 5: 28 AM.

The location was in the street in North West Washington DC.

The "Take It!" came from engaging in one of my walk by and double back routines - which goes like this:

I walk by an image or setting and take it in as a visual imprint.  In so doing there is something in the imprint that is different  - or unusual which has me go back in my mind to search out what that certain something might be.  If I am fortunate - I will be able to spot what it is easily.  If I am not lucky - in that I cannot bring up what makes it special - but am still compelled - satisfaction of curiosity is in order.  Either way - after this short term mulling - I return to the setting to either confirm or seek out the distinguishing feature.  This image was one that took a return to be able to give definition to what I had seen initially.

The wet spot on the road that had lingered on the street had been partially spread out by a tire tread passing through it to give the extension necessary to comply with the image of the super hero engaged in flight.  The bump in the water distribution which had formed on the top side needed an explanation, for which I for some reason was able to grab a back pack from my imagination inventory.

The After Take: Those whom I showed this picture to had no difficulty in matching up with my interpretation having been simply told that it was -Superman with a backpack - in advance of revealing the image.  It was really cool watching the viewers facial expressions as they quickly went about the matching up of the verbal description - with their having a viewing of the image.   Thankfully almost everyone joined up with the fun of it - and the shared experience was completed in what I am finding can be a two to three minute window.  

Further to the above,  I usually have a bunch of photos that call for the use of imagination - but when presenting them - show no more than two at any given time to the majority of the set of viewers which I see on a regular basis.  Most of these great people are service personel in hotels who are busy with multi tasking as a part of their job and have little time to be distracted.  I seem to have found a presentation style that is quick enough that they welcome the subject I am presenting as well as the personal interaction.  I think it is a very unusual break from their regular routine - that they know I will only interrupt them if I have something that I think is worth  while.  I always thank them for taking time to view my photos - as respect their expressions of interpretation.  This part of my part-time job has given me terrific satisfaction for I am both giver and recipient all in each presentation.  It is no wonder that I look forward to what marvel each day can bring - to the point that I have been doing this for over twenty years.

Thank you to you the online viewers for your time an from some - your welcomed comments.

Best regards to each of you,


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Comments: 6
  • #1

    Jim (Friday, 11 January 2019 17:25)

    Clark Kent was going to be late for school that day.

  • #2

    Sally (Friday, 11 January 2019 17:25)

    Our youngest just asked "Who is Superman?" I think we may have failed at parenting.

  • #3

    SF1967 (Friday, 11 January 2019 17:26)

    I now have the superman theme song playing in my head imagining him flying around with a dang backpack on.

  • #4

    Gabe (Friday, 11 January 2019 17:27)

    It's where he stores all those suits he tears off lol.

  • #5

    thatoneguy (Friday, 11 January 2019 17:28)

    I remember as a kid we used to argue over whether he flew with a clenched fist or with his palms open This picture definitely confirms it was open palms haha Thanks for the trip down memory lane

  • #6

    Teri (Friday, 11 January 2019 17:29)

    I didn't even need to use my imagination on this one. It just pops right out.