Sunday, May 07, 2006

Putting on the brakes

7:36 p.m. Dusk settles as a lineup of automobiles slow down for a red light on the Kimball Street bridge over the Fox River in downtown Elgin, Illinois. At the same time, the water of the Fox River piles up in large ripples as a dam, just out of the frame to the left, slows the water’s advance.

Barely perceptible in the brightest part of the day, the low angle of light at dusk reveals the wrinkled surface of the flowing river - a parallel universe and a warping of time and space.

Or at least I can imagine it that way.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.


Jem said...

Like an oil painting! Beautiful James

Andy said...

Waiting in line never looked so good. The reflection is beautiful.

alicia said...

the river almost looks like velvet... pretty (:

James said...

all, thanks for the comments!