This photo was taken on January 22, 2014 at 1:42 PM.
The location was from my front porch at my home in Bethesda, Maryland.
The "Take It!" came from looking out the front window at the fresh snow with the sun having come out to cast shadows wherever it could. The intersecting of the shadow from the branches from
a tree with a set of footprints created by the mail person was just too good to pass up. When I first looked at the scene I did not see the similarity of a shadow hand ( with a little
stretching of the imagination - lol ). Later I saw that there were four fingers and a thumb to make it complete.
The After Take: To those that I have shown this to - all thought it was quite cool. Shadows on snow are such a visual treat for me. Snow can be such a clean white canvas that the edges on
images can be quite clear and all sorts of new ways of looking at things available. When there is no snow - this sort of sharp image is just not available.
This different way of looking at things is just one of the many advantages that are available with snow. While there are down sides - I like all the upsides. Seeing the clusters of
children bringing their assorted snow equipment, past my house on their way to the nearby school yard where there is a bit of a hill is big time fun. Seeing the excitement of anticipation
on their faces is a treat. To see them dragging themselves home after exhausting themselves is also big fun - as their is also a look of satisfaction from effort well expended.
Hope you are warm wherever you are.
All the very best,