While I was on jury duty a few weeks ago, I noted in downtown Dayton how the buildings were reflected in the windows of neighboring buildings.
The windows often distorted the image orreflection, making interesting patterns on the buildings.
I thought I would try to capture some of what I noticed in some photos and so I took my camera downtown and took some pictures of the reflections which can be seen in the windows of the buildings.
Dayton is not Washington, D.C., where people are constantly photographing buildings, and so I did attract some notice and attention from security especially around Dayton’s federal building.
A man with a camera pointing at the windows of buildings is quite noticeable in downtown Dayton.
This is not a Mecca for photographers on a hot, humid summer day.
I had actually called both the county sheriff and the federal building in advance to make sure it would be OK to take pictures of the government buildings.
It is, as long as you stay off the government property and take the photos from what is considered public space.
I thought there were several wonderful scenes to photograph, and I found the reflections in the windows of the building to be a form of unintended and yet human-made art.
Perhaps architects and city planners do actually envision what the buildings will look like when the sun shines on them and they become mirrors for neighboring buildings.
In any case it was a human-made art show with the entire city being the gallery.
My photos are my own feeble attempt at capturing the beauty and the art which I saw.
Your comments on the photos are always welcomed. I do plan to go back on another day, when there are blue skies and try again with the pictures.
You can see all of the photos that I took at http://www.flickr.com/photos/frted/sets/72157624424105537/. Just click on the “Slideshow” button to see the photos in full view.