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What a wonderful street scene; it almost looks staged. In the foreground there’s the excavator positioned perfectly flush to the photographer’s point-of-view; and the lumber adds a great series of lines that attracts the viewers eye. But the part of the picture that draws everything together is the background. At first, you only notice it only as a black and white background, which helps to focus the viewers attention on the foreground elements. But once you look closer you see what it really is, a Civil Rights Era protest, and it gives the image a new depth. Are the protesters picketing this construction? Are they ghosts, forever picketing this street corner? The answer is no to both, but it certainly is fun to imagine. Excellent work DoctorJ.Bas!

Brian is so DC. Born on Pennsylvania Ave (not there) to a lifelong Federal worker father and a mother who has worked for Garfinkel’s, the Smithsonian, and Mount Vernon. Raised on the “mean streets” of Cheverly, MD; went to high school at Gonzaga College High School (Hail Alma Mater!); and now trolls the corridors of Congress as a lobbyist, you couldn’t write a more quintessentially DC back-story. When he isn’t trying to save the country from itself, Brian can be found walking DC looking for that perfect photograph.

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