Time To Paint Another Brick In The Wall
A couple of weeks ago, I spotted this office building that is set apart from all the others in the vicinity, simply because its façade is painted purple. But it was a very cloudy evening and had I decided to take a shot of it then, it would have been a rather nondescript image.
But I took careful stock of the surroundings. There was a semi-mature tree nearby, still with plenty of foliage even though we are halfway through autumn.
Therein lay a problem. I needed a sunny evening to capture the kind of image I visualized – of the deep shadows of the tree creating a dark, irregular frieze across the brick wall. It had to be evening, because that was the only time of day when the sun would be in line with the tree and the wall in order to cast a shadow where I wanted it.
The weather forecast for the next day was bright and sunny, so I headed off towards the same spot, knowing there was a strong chance I would get what I wanted. Sure enough, the sunshine was brilliant and the quality of the shadow and the contrast was extremely striking.
After I had taken a couple of frames I suddenly realised that someone had parked a motorized scooter (as opposed to one that is foot-propelled) nearby. It was actually on the footpath, rather than in a parking slot, so I was able to include it in the foreground while concentrating my focus on the wall itself.
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