Monday, March 19, 2007

The Archtypal Postcard View


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So, here is the unobstructed view all those photographers were snapping in yesterday's photo (best viewed large). The shot is so overdone, it's beyond cliché. Urban jumble and iconic tower meet the gigantic force of nature that is Mt. Rainier. The city's new motto (printed on colorful banners all over the downtown convention center area) is "METRONATURAL." No one seems to like it much, but I can see what it means here. Still the slogan is more than a little weird, since British Columbia, just a two hour drive north, already has as its motto "Super, Natural British Columbia."

3rd Place: Thanks to Metroblogging Seattle for including Seattle Daily Photo in the mix of 38 local blogs they chose for a best blog of Seattle poll they called Blarch Badness. And thanks to those of you who supported SDP by voting. The first and second place blogs are both baseball fan stat blogs for Seattle's great Mariners baseball team. SDP and West Seattle Blog were voted third and fourth place.

9 comments:

angela said...

Cliche it may be but it's still a fabulous view..
Congratulations on being placed.
Angela

blueboat said...

it is an absolutely fascinating view - I can see why it is so popular. Your photograph is wonderful - amazing light.

Nathalie said...

Yeah, that's great Kim!!!
I voted for you so very pleased you turned 3rd. And this view is fantastic. Certainly worth stopping by, whatever Metronatural means...

macky said...

Fantastic view!!
The scenery is the same as the photo on the rabel of Starbuck's coffee.

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Olivier said...

Bravo pour ta 3eme place.
Les deux dernieres photos sont sublimes, tu as raison de vraies cartes postales. encore bravo


Cheer for your 3rd place. The two last photographs are sublimes, you are right of true postcards. still cheer

Felicia said...

Gorgeous view - cliche to some, but to others it is something that we don't get to see everyday!

Dsole said...

wow!!
to be honest, Kim, I had never seen this pic before! So I'm glad that you showed it to us!
I didn't know there was such a huge mountain so close to the city, it is a great photo indeed! with lots of details to see thoroughly!

Tomate Farcie said...

That is a SUPERB shot!!!

Kim said...

Thank you very much for these kind comments, everyone!
-Kim