Photographer's Note

This is a simple photo, but an interesting study in reflections from curved surfaces. The multifaceted glass-clad building appeared to reflect a single brick structure from several different angles.

I was driving through the Ballston Section of Arlington, Virginia on a day with unusually good sunlight, when I came across the scene. Having learned the hard way not to take photos through a windshield (too much color distortion), I circled back and parked the car. From the cross walk at Fairfax Drive I took a series of photos of the busy street scene, before the lights turned green, and I had to scamper out of the way.

Ballston is named after the historically significant Ball Family of Virginia. George Washington, the first President of the United States, married the wealthy widow Martha Ball Washington, whose land in this area spanned thousands of hectares.

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Additional Photos by Bulent Atalay (batalay) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6809 W: 476 N: 12169] (41257)
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