Made a Starbucks run during a two-hour break in between meetings and dinner with a job candidate last Thursday. Stopped on the way back to take the first photo when I noticed the striking shadows cast against the lower level of MSOE’s Campus Center across the street.
Then, practically as soon as I’d put my gloves back on and picked up my coffee again, I noticed that those shadows had already changed. So down once more went coffee to the sidewalk; off again came the gloves. Snapped the second photo, put myself back together, and started walking up the hill to the Grohmann Museum (where my office is).
Once again noted a shift in the shadows, this time far more noticeable, before taking just a few additional steps. Gone were the interesting shadows I’d seen just a couple of minutes earlier. Notice, too, how the area between the windows is now completely shadowed and the shadow of the sign on the left has disappeared.
On the other hand, you can now start to make out the shadow of a harp light. Even as the interesting shadows that first caught my eye exited the scene, a new one had made its entrance. If only I’d been alert enough to notice, I could have waited one more minute and taken another photo once it sharpened and became more defined.
Then again, though, once that shadow began to fade, another would probably have begun materializing, and I might never have gotten back to my office 🙂