Unidentical Twins


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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Comments: 7
  • #1

    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.

  • #2

    Jim (Friday, 21 February 2020 22:50)

    This photo was special for my wife Sally, thank you.

  • #3

    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

  • #4

    SF1967 (Friday, 21 February 2020 22:52)

    Fraternal oil stains!

  • #5

    MHampy (Friday, 21 February 2020 22:54)

    Looks like a couple Jellyfish to me. You guys are reinvigorating my imagination!

  • #6

    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.

  • #7

    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.