These photos were taken on December 14, 2019 at 4:42 AM.
The location was in the street near the 7/11 I frequent each morning when doing my part time job in Washington DC.
The "Take It!” was an easy decision as I had never seen two oil drippings in a wet street that were so close
together and had an obvious look that they were from the same vehicle.
Try as I may to have these images take on some sort of readily identifiable shape - they never do - and I am left
to marvel at the tie dye like spectrum of color so readily visible to the eye.
Someday I hope to find one of these that is ready to make up an enlarged print and have it framed. I have
little doubt it would be a conversation piece as a wall hanging. We shall see.
Should you happen upon one of these oil spills - please be careful - for if you are in the street - watch for
traffic and stay out of harm's way.
Wishing you all my best,
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Sally (Friday, 21 February 2020 22:49)
This gave me a flashback to my childhood. My dad was always out tinkering with his old Ford. I do not know cars very well so I could not say what model, but I remember looking at these oil splotches and doing the same imaginative thing I did with clouds.
Jim (Friday, 21 February 2020 22:50)
This photo was special for my wife Sally, thank you.
thatoneguy (Friday, 21 February 2020 22:51)
Maybe its because I just watched it recently but this made me think of that movie Deep Impact
SF1967 (Friday, 21 February 2020 22:52)
Fraternal oil stains!
MHampy (Friday, 21 February 2020 22:54)
Looks like a couple Jellyfish to me. You guys are reinvigorating my imagination!
Teri (Friday, 21 February 2020 22:56)
My husband once explained to me why they give the rainbow spectrum when water hits them but for the life of me, I cannot remember.
xXRodriguezXx (Friday, 21 February 2020 22:57)
I shudder whenever I see oil slick on the ground. I once slipped on one and broke my arm.