May I present to you, below left. the south (rear) side of the Bixby
, aka, the Lofts at Capitol Quarter, as seen on Saturday, looking northwest from 7th Street at M. Look at those vivid colors!
Then, in the next photo, taken about three minutes later, you can see the eastern end of the Bixby again, from L Street looking south down 7th.
See those vibrant reds and yellows and reddish-browns at the far right of the first photo? That's the exact same side of the building as the "white" and "beige" section seen in the far left of the second photo.
You folks who paid attention in earth sciences class also know that it isn't just the fact that the sun doesn't get as high in the sky from November through February, but that it doesn't rise or set as far to the north as in other months, meaning that even getting out earlier or later in the day to take pictures doesn't really help a whole lot, especially since its light is also weaker earlier/later.
I'm now also battling with plenty of other spots
that weren't problematic in years past but are now, thanks to shadows of completed buildings being cast across narrow streets, which makes it even harder to just try to go early/late to get a better light angle.
(At some point I'll have to cry uncle in some spots and wait for less brilliantly sunny days to get photos, but my addiction to bright blue skies is pretty intense. And I also know nobody really cares other than me, but I didn't want anyone to think that I actually believe some of these photos are of any level of quality.)
In the meantime, while I wait for the salvation of mid-March to arrive, enjoy some of my mostly-shadow-free photos from Saturday. (Though you probably want to click to enlarge them, and go to the project pages linked to on the homepage map for more details and photos.)