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© David Bowden
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Regardless of the religion or the faith that any one individual may have, there are subtle reminders that tie back to those believes that we witness every day. It can be the miracle of birth; it could be a stranger doing a good deed it could be anything. Whether it be the faith in humanity the earth or a God there are always these subtle reminders that reinforce our core belief system and give us strength to carry on in this crazy and often times confused world in which we live. They generally show up when we least expect them or in places that don’t necessarily make sense. But when we see them stand out against the ordinary they take on a new meaning.

I work in downtown Seattle. Every day I park on the same floor of the same garage. I see the same people, the same cars and the same things every day. One day when driving up the endless ramps to park, I saw this glow of light coming from behind an expansion joint in the garage that back-lit this tie back brace. It then struck me how it looked like a cross. It was an ordinary day, nothing special. It was just a new light peering through the crack that allowed me to see this image. It Just goes to prove, even the dull mundane things we see everyday can make a decent image or remind us that what we believe is there for us, even in the strangest of places.

20 responses

  • Eric Finster

    Eric Finster (Deleted) gave props (16 Jun 2008):

    Really nice Image, you have a real talent in the Monochrome scheme.

  • Jaclyn

    Jaclyn gave props (14 Sep 2008):

    Another beautiful B&W! Got my vote!

  • Anna Migdal

    Anna Migdal gave props (18 Sep 2008):

    my vote :)

  • Aaron Hatch

    Aaron Hatch gave props (18 Sep 2008):

    It is amazing what you see if you just open your eyes and look. Nice shot!

  • Claudia Kuhn

    Claudia Kuhn gave props (19 Sep 2008):

    Great title and lighting Dave!

  • Dave Dubrick

    Dave Dubrick gave props (19 Sep 2008):

    That's really really cool! Great find!

  • Jacqueline Chay

    Jacqueline Chay gave props (19 Sep 2008):

    Super Love it

  • b. Elenor

    b. Elenor said (19 Sep 2008):

    Wow!!! brilliant.

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (19 Sep 2008):

    Love it! Super shot!!!!

  • Jesse Farrar

    Jesse Farrar gave props (21 Sep 2008):

    Excellent composition!

  • Megan Haslup

    Megan Haslup said (22 Sep 2008):

    Thngs like this kind of creep me out, haha. Good eye for finding that.

  • Krystyn Reed

    Krystyn Reed (Deleted) gave props (22 Sep 2008):

    wow! i love the shapes and lines. your b&w's are great!

  • Ana Aguilar

    Ana Aguilar gave props (2 Oct 2008):

    WOW!! what a fantastic shot!!! Absolutely love the B&W, it's perfect! Nicely done!! ;)

  • Angela Wiser

    Angela Wiser gave props (3 Oct 2008):

    This is really an excellent shot!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (12 Oct 2008):

    wow! very cool! yes!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (5 Aug 2009):

    absolutely fantastic shot!

  • Jim Nasium

    Jim Nasium said (16 Aug 2010):


  • Lev Tsimring

    Lev Tsimring said (19 Aug 2010):

    nice image

  • Juan Estrada

    Juan Estrada gave props (23 Aug 2010):

    Great shot. my favorite element is the light coming from the small cross shape. Nice work.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (17 Sep 2010):

    Absolutely a yes, strong, and well balanced!

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