Da Vinci - Is That You?


This photo was taken on Oct 25, 2014 at 8:13 AM

The location was in Tyson's Corner, Virginia

The "Take it!" came while sitting in the car outside the entrance to one of the stops on my usual route.  The shadow had appeared on a curved water tank and was cast by the sun reaching through a communications tower that has some sort of " hush hush " function for the US Govt.  I had looked at both the tower and the tank many times before, and never seen a shadow let alone this one.  The curvature of the sides of the tank bent the shadow into almost a perfect circle.  The cross pieces in the legs of the tower served to make a semblance of the figure in the center of the circle in the famous illustration by Da Vinci.   I think Bill Gates bought the original some time ago for a lot of money.

The After Take:  This one took a while to fathom the comparison to the illustration.  To those I have shown it to - after some explanation of my imagining, there is agreement on the comparison.  Some were enthusiastic in their agreement while others - I think may have been being a bit kind - lol.   

I have been back to this site numerous times and never found a shadow again.  

Perhaps the tower sprung a leak and showed some of its hush - lol.

Wishing each of you a glimpse of a shadow that you have never seen before.


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Comments: 6
  • #1

    Sf1967 (Friday, 02 January 2015 02:12)

    The Vitruvian Man is what I believe you are referring to, however I had no clue Bill Gates purchased it. That is impressive, and I am sure he will do it justice and take ecellent care of it.

  • #2

    Jeff (Friday, 02 January 2015 02:14)

    For some reason my eye immediately went to the light posts. They look like forks grabbin some cheese or some cube like food.

  • #3

    Gabe (Friday, 02 January 2015 02:15)

    Someone should head over to it and trace out the shadow into the container. Keep that image in place forever.

  • #4

    Jim (Friday, 02 January 2015 02:16)

    Looked like an excellent fall morning. Not a cloud in site.

  • #5

    Sally (Friday, 02 January 2015 02:19)

    Does anyone else see the abstract American Flag in this image? The tower has red and white stripes in it and the background of the sky is blue.

  • #6

    thatoneguy (Friday, 02 January 2015 02:21)

    the radio tower or whatever it is looks really old. maybe it was taken down. it looks either rusted or its really dirty? that could be why the shadaow is gone.