I'm really glad we have so many iconic architectural elements in Seattle. Starting with the most famous, the Space Needle. In any film clip or image, you instantly know where you are when you see it. Built for the 1962 World's Fair, to my eye it still looks completely modern and up to date.
I wasn't planning on posting "another" Rainier picture, but I got so much good feedback on this shot from friends and colleagues I decided to. This was yesterday morning, and all day she was extremely photogenic.
Today starts our Christmas visitors, and so of course a big Winter storm blew in. No more views of the mountain for now!
Always "an experience," heading to Seattle's awesome Experience Music Project building. Thus far I have always found some new ways to shoot this building. I really want to go to the Gehry designed museum in Bilbao, Spain. Who is with me?
Yesterday morning was busy at Mt. Rainier. It's so big and massive that it makes its own weather. See that "lenticular cloud" it made? And then a mean little cumulus clould floating by. And it is a little tricky to see at this resolution, but you see that "blob" just under and below the left edge of the dark cloud? That's an airliner, taking off from SEATAC.
What a view the people on the left side of the plane had!
I'm always fascinated by "work boats." The enormous craft that ply the sea in search of fish, at least most of them. Unlike pleasure boats, where us owners lavish love and baby them, the work boats are just tools. Tools that live in some of the harshest conditions, and are expected to not only produce, but protect the crew. They don't try to be pretty.
I gave this image a treatment I thought helps bring out the grittiness and the lack of glamour inherent in these boats.