August 15, 2011

Within Reach


This is the arm of "The Awakening," a famous statue of a buried giant that appears to be struggling to the surface. The statue was bought a few years ago and moved to National Harbor, just across the Potomac river from its old home on Haines Point. When my family went to visit it before the move, I took advantage of the clear blue sky and afternoon sun and experimented with the placement of the sun in the fingers. This one was my favorite, for it appears as though the giant is about to snatch the sun right out of the sky.