POTD: Nighthawks Sunday Morning

Nighthawks Sunday Morning
Louisville, Kentucky
2011

I took this photo early this morning in downtown Louisville (where we’ve been since leaving Chicago a couple of days ago). It wasn’t until I got it on the computer later in the day that I saw the similarity in compositional elements to Hopper’s Nighthawk painting. (I’m not saying my photo is in the same class as his painting quality-wise, just noting the technical similarities.) While I didn’t have the painting consciously in mind at the time, since I had just seen it in Chicago and blogged about it I have to wonder if there wasn’t something going on behind the scenes in my brain that made me decide to stop and take the photo.