Shadow Tunnel

This set of photos was taken on January 26, 2013 at 7:24 AM.
The photos were taken in Washington DC in Georgetown.
The "Take It!" came as I was driving down the street and happened to have my eye caught by moving shadows.  It was early enough in the morning that I could slow down and look to my right and see a little bit of what was happening.  Some traffic formed behind me - thus I had to circle the block and find a place to park.  The foundation for the shadow show was a tunnel being built at a construction site that is put up to allow sidewalk usage and protect the pedestrians from possible falling debris.  It is a great convenience for people who are walking in that they do not have to go across the street to get out of possible harms way.  The covered walkway offers an additional bonus in as it protects one from rain and snow.
I was fortunate enough to happen upon this when its construction was not complete.  The absence of the roof allowed the light to enter the box like tube and create shadows from its structure.  The shadows were on all four sides.  The view of the shadows moved as one moved for the light was then cast from a different angle.
I had the pleasure of seeing this shadow show for a few days.  The show ended when they put a roof on it, but then it took on its new life offering shelter for pedestrians.
The After Take:  To those who I showed these photos there was initial puzzlement - then as I went through the series and explained it - a point of enjoyment reached.  I think some of the enjoyment came from listening to my lengthy explanation - lol.   
Shadows gone, but not forgotten.
Here is hoping you occasion upon such a moving shadow show and enjoy it.
Wishing you all my best,

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Comments: 7
  • #1

    Teri (Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:41)

    The third photo is my favorite. The way the shadow bends across that wood is really cool.

  • #2

    Sarah (Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:42)

    I dont know if Id feel safe walking under that thing.

  • #3

    Gabe (Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:43)

    Thats awesome!

  • #4

    Jenna (Wednesday, 06 March 2013 11:54)

    While I agree with sarah, I think it still beats no protection at all! Not to mention I don't think I'd be able to pass up the chance at walking through it with all the lights around it. It'd look really cool!

  • #5

    Rick (Wednesday, 06 March 2013 11:55)

    I like the fourth better than the third.

  • #6

    Jeff (Wednesday, 06 March 2013 11:58)

    This is a really fun photo series to look at. It'd be interesting to see how different times of day affect the curves.

  • #7

    Jenna (Friday, 08 March 2013 01:34)

    Ya I'd like to see that too.