11/11/11 – An early Christmas for numerologists

November 17, 2011

Here are a couple of night time shot taken recently in Poole, Dorset to mark the 11th November 2011.  I had originally hoped to venture outside during the daytime to capture some shots but in the end had to find my inspiration after dark.

It was pretty much impossible to avoid the fact that the date could be expressed as 11/11/11 recently, with numerologists crawling out of the woodwork everywhere you looked, while getting incredibly excited at the prospect of this once in a century event (these events seem to happen far more regularly than the excitement they generate would suggest).

There was even a Flickr group created especially for the occasion, as well as numerous other sites set-up to encourage people to document the day and I decided that I wasn’t going to miss a good opportunity to create some photographs.  I was quietly considering the options available to me when I suddenly remembered seeing these lights embedded into the pavement back during the summer but was unsure at the time how to make an interesting shot with them. Fortunately 11/11/11 gave me the perfect opportunity to return for another attempt.

I don’t really need much of an excuse to take a photograph, even if I am a little dubious at times about the significance of the event in question!

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UK based photographer Mark J P.