Thursday, June 07, 2007

Waiting for the Light

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Three young women were waiting for a traffic light to change in the Maple Leaf neighborhood in the northeastern end of Seattle. They looked so happy and relaxed as they chatted away, I just had to capture how lovely people can be unawares. They didn't notice me at all. This neighborhood is near Northgate Mall, the first mall-style shopping center in the US, built in the 1950s. I suspect the style choices of young people who live in north end neighborhoods like Maple Leaf reflect more of the suburban American fashions available in mall stores across the nation. It's a little different feel than folks I see in other areas of Seattle.


Curly said...

Cool, especially in black and white.
I think the picture might benefit from a tighter crop to get rid of the distracting signs on the right hand side. It would help focus the eye on the subjects.

Randy said...

Love the black and white. Nice shot.

lv2scpbk said...

They look comfortable though.

Jean said...

You caught the moment. Great photo.

Sainz Design said...

Hiya! I found your blog by chance and I just LOVE IT! I went to school in Oregon and I went up to Seattle a couple of times and I loved its charm and atmosphere. Your photos show aspects of Seattle I never saw.
Keep up the good work and THANKS!