Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Metal Lookout

So what might this be? Any guesses? Maybe a statue? A carving on a wall, perhaps?

It's actually a close-up of a door knocker, the knocker on the door of African American orator and former slave Frederick Douglass' house in Anacostia. When you focus the camera lens very close to a subject, the whole perspective of an object can completely change. Zooming in on a 6-inch long metal door knocker can make it look like a sculpted statue found in a museum. Only the photographer knows the truth, that is until they blog about it right?

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