In the past I’ve posted random pictures I’ve taken. This one I took a couple months ago. I think what struck me at the time was this was a perfect image of how I, or I guess most people feel sometimes. I don’t want to come across as a pity party but you ever feel like where ever you go there is a dark cloud looming over you? Like everything is just working against you? Well this particular day this cloud was hanging out right over our house when I walked out. It wasn’t much bigger than what was shown in the picture and appeared exactly like that- no filters. I saw it and felt “Yep. There you are.” At least this time my dark cloud wasn’t invisible. It actually showed it’s face.
Last month I posted a photo blog called “Modern Day Spiderman” and described the time I took a picture from my office window that wound up being one of my all time favorite in my self proclaimed photography career. Oddly enough almost two years later I would take another favorite photo of the very same window.
Cristina and I were having lunch together and had some time to kill so we decided to sit in my office for the remaining time. The weather and view were beautiful so she decided to hop up on the window sill and look out for a bit. Unbeknownst to her as we were talking I decided to take a quick snapshot. I seem to do this often of which her reaction to the camera click is always a quick turn around and, “What are you doing?”
I couldn’t pass up the shot with the contrast of the sun shining on her and the shadow. The sky and the clouds just made it better. Too bad I had junk on my window sill that day but oh well. Since it wasn’t staged that is just how it had to come out.
This picture is easily one of my favorite pictures I have ever taken. Many times I have seen guys dangle outside like spider men to do a job not many would do. Last year I was in my office and I saw this guy cleaning the windows outside and I thought it would be a great opportunity to take a picture to post on my Twitter and Instagram accounts. As I was about to snap the picture this guy waved and smiled which I thought was extra cool since I had actually thought this guy’s probably going to think “REALLY????” and go about window cleaning. To my surprise I was greeted with a friendly wave and smile.
As I got to thinking about it I wondered how many pictures these modern day spidermen would have of themselves 29 stories up. Unfortunately, I was too slow to catch him waving but was still in time to catch him smiling. Through contacts in our building I was able to email someone at his company with the pictures. Needless to say, Elio Maden had received the pictures and emailed thanking me as he never had a picture taken of himself from the other side of the glass.