Tuesday, March 8, 2016
The Walt Whitman Mall is a couple of miles up the road from where I used to work, and I would visit it for shopping, back in the day. I haven't been there in almost a year. They have been refurbishing the mall, and particularly the exterior, for perhaps the last five years. I stopped by the mall today to look at something in the Apple store. I was stunned when I came around the corner after parking my car, and found this beautiful bronze statue of Walt Whitman. The home where Whitman was born, in 1819 is about half a mile down the road, thus the name of the mall. It is a beautiful statue and it was wonderful to see that they have installed it at the mall. The problem of photographing it, is that if I photograph him from the front, then there is the confusing background of windows on one of the buildings. Thus, I chose to make this a silhouette.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 8:49 PM