Quadruple Play


This photo was taken on December 12, 2020 at 9:56 AM


The location was on Capital Hill in Washington DC


The "Take It!" came from my deciding to run my part time job at a leisurely pace on this particular Saturday.  It was later in the morning than I usually pass by this location and was taking my time looking to see what could be a subject for photographs.  This was a lucky find.


The position of the sun was key in having this setting happen.  To have it be a mix of the subject tree, matched up with shadows on two different surfaces - then topped off with a reflection off the windows above these surfaces - made it a "Grand Slam" of sorts.


I took four shots of the subject - and this was the one that said it best.


Some day I hope to find comparable wording for photography to match up with " Stop and smell the roses " - for often this is what happens when everything seems to fall into place.


Best wishes to everyone.



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Comments: 7
  • #1

    Sally (Sunday, 14 February 2021 19:09)

    I enjoy these shadow pictures. It's not something I ever considered looking for, until you started posting them. Now I see them everywhere lol.

  • #2

    Jim (Sunday, 14 February 2021 19:10)

    What you did with the title is clever.

  • #3

    Gabe (Sunday, 14 February 2021 19:11)

    I see some baseball references in this, but I am not too familiar with the sport. Does anyone know if a quadruple play is a real thing?

  • #4

    GpaJake (Sunday, 14 February 2021 19:12)

    The parking meter peaking through the bottom of the photo gave me a good laugh.

  • #5

    Teri (Sunday, 14 February 2021 19:14)

    I vote for "Stop and find the frame" for the photography equivalent of "stop and smell the roses".

  • #6

    MHampy (Sunday, 14 February 2021 19:16)

    There is a lot going on in this picture. You combined all the stuff you like capturing: trees, shadows, reflections, and buildings.

  • #7

    SF1967 (Sunday, 14 February 2021 19:17)

    A shadow on many canvas.