Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Neon Jackets

Neon Jackets

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A rare sun break on a cold and wet day gave this weird light effect looking up Yale Place E in the Eastlake neighborhood. This contemporary concrete street is atypical for Seattle with its stream of runoff flowing down the center. The sunlight hit the wet pavement creating a quality of light that made near silhouettes of the people getting out between showers to walk their dogs. Their bright jackets magically appear, just as I saw it through the camera. This is my 650th post! Thanks for checking out the view at SDP each day!

21 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

It looks like the sun was straight up overhead and was very intense. Almost like an over exposed shot. Nice work.

Jim said...

650? Wow, great job. I like the photo.

Lake Lady said...

Love it, Kim. Wish I had time to see all 650....your work is fabulous! Keep it up.

Gledwood said...

I live in a crappy country... that I am starting to get seriously TIRED of... that GRINDS TO A HALT every time we get less than 1cm of snow (that's 0.4 inches)... and SWELTERS in unblievably horrid humid heat (I've been to India where I experienced the hottest weather EVER.. it was NOWHERE NEAR as stifling as London, high summer, trapped 100ft below ground in the "tube"... nasty... so I just wanna go somehwhere else....

Gledwood said...

ps: my friend Ivy lives in Seatttle you might know her blog http://nostoppingplace.blogspot.com

Gledwood said...

pps: ever been to Vancouver? they say Vancouver and Seattle are like "twin towns"...??

Gledwood said...

hey I've seen all those daily cities listed... what about me in London... would you add me?

rsvp at my MAIN BLOG

http://gledwood2.blogspot.com

many thanks, I love the stuff you've got here

but where do I find your "other" blog I've been clicking and clicking and cannot get back in your profile...

Ioanna said...

Another great shot! I always enjoy your posts!

Sailor Girl said...

So do I!!! Amazing photo!!!!

Katney said...

This is an absolutely beautiful image, but am I the only one who does not see the color of the jackets? For me, the only color I see is a tinge of blue in one of the windshields. Color usually shows up true or very close to for me so it's like you are talking about a different picture.

Ben said...

Thanks for posting the view each day, I am away from Seattle at school and your blog helps with the homesickness.

Kim said...

Thanks Abe, Jim, Lake Lady, Ioanna, & Sailorgirl!

Gledwood, if you have joined the CDPB community then you are listed in the portal and carried on this site as well as all others. If you haven't joined and have a daily photo blog of London, then click the CDP button in the sidebar and pull down the tab with info on how to. It doesn't sound like you like your city very much though ;^), so we probably aren't the group for you.

Katney, I'm sorry you don't see the bright orange and neon green/yellow of the people on the sidewalk. It's there on my screen, so I don't know what's up with that. There is also a tinge of orange red color around the large dog in the foreground, but it's hard to tell in this small format.
Thanks for asking about it!
-Kim

Belgrade Daily Photo said...

Very cool street scene! The dogs, the people, I like it all.

Chuck Pefley said...

Congratulations, Kim! That's a whole lot of posts! Guess I'll never catch up -:)

Maya said...

Wow! Congrats on post #650!

Small City Scenes said...

Very eerie scene. congrats on you 650th---post that is. MB

D.C. Confidential said...

Love the ethereal quality of this picture! There's so much at play here, too, and yet this photo has a sharp simplicity that is almost painful.

Really wonderful photo!

babooshka said...

I'm a bit late with the congratulations on your 650 posts, but my PC crashed yesterday after only doing about 30.

Love your work, great city scenes, all individual, great info. I too will have to check out your back posts some time. The photo is quite deceptive. Had to view it several times to see it clearly.

Katney said...

I got my new glasses today, and though I am adjusting to the new prescription (read that as--can't focus on anything) I can see the color. Interesting. (I didn't make any adjustments to my monitor settings either.

Ben said...

Fantastic photograph. It looks very difficult lighting you have got there. The outcome has good impact and really nice! I would tempted little bit brighten the colour of jacket so get more impact on there (by photoshop to select only the area...).
This is really good and congratulations for 650th post and obviously still going strong.

Kim said...

Hey, thanks guys!! And Ben, thanks for the great suggestion, but I don't have Photoshop so I can't play around with the shot.
-Kim