Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Exit Lights?

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Last month I showed you a pocket camera daytime view of this bench and grass hardscape that is in front of the newly opened UW Medicine Research campus in the South Lake Union biotechnology hub of Seattle. I revisited at night with my regular camera and found new charms the designers had built in, like the lighting under the bench. Reminds me of the light strips on airliners that are meant to guide you in the right direction.


Wayne said...

Wow. It won't all fit on my screen. Is this the place next to the Marriott Residence Inn, Kim?

Katney said...

That is the exact thought I had--airplane aisle strip lighting.

I'm thinking you still haven't been able to receive my e-mails. My guess about Sunday is between 9:30 and 10:00, but I don't have accurate miles from the starting point, so that is just a guess. If you can e-mail me a phone number, I can call tha tmorning with a better guess.

Virginia said...

WOW, great second shot Kim1

USelaine said...

This is spectacular! I don't think my camera would know what to do with this. I love the color of the wood - looks like natural, unstained redwood or cedar.

Al said...

Very nice! I was thinking about your prior daytime view picture at lunch today as I looked out on a local traffic island that has this kind of grass on it. I could see it from my window seat in the restaurant. And then I check out your blog to find this!

I really like the size of the photos on your blog. Too many bloggers think everyone is using a dial up connection and 640x480 settings. They need to think big, like you.

Bibi said...

Impressive shot. It almost looks like there's something going on under the bench, an underground party or something, and the light is creeping out.

Kim said...

Wayne, sorry about the length of that shot. I resize the photos to fit in a 720 pixel width on the blog, and when I forget the orientation, if it's portrait format it ends up too long for most screens. My apologies. I have to remember to size this orientation to 430 pixels so that the length is 720.

Kateney, I've emailed you separately. Let me know if you don't receive it.

Virginia, Thanks very much. You are always so kind and supportive to your fellow bloggers!

Elaine, It might interest you to know that the decking and bench apparently (to my touch) are NOT wood. They have texture, so apparently aren't that vinyl decking product with the life-like woodgrain; so, maybe it's a high end composite decking material with good imaging? They DO look like real lumber, but are not. I'm sure whatever it is, it is pricy, because it is of wonderful quality. Feels solid to walk on, unlike so new decking materials. Has a lot of texture, too which for our rains will be necessary. Maybe someone in the industry knows this product?

Al, I'm amazed that you would remember an image from here, so thanks. And, I think most of us bloggers are merely a victim of our blog hosting program's or our photo hosting program's limitations. Most bloggers post the largest allowable size they can with the automated functions. I manually manipulat the HTML code to resize how large the images appear. Some blog templates can accommodate large images, but don't include sidebars, taking away some of the friendly factor we in the CDPB community like so much. I think Word Press templates are more large photo friendly than blogger, but many of us hate the longish form visitors have to fill in to leave comments.

Bibi, That's a fun thought! You've heard of Seattle's famous "Underground Tour"? Maybe they've expanded! :-)


Strangetastes said...

I'm so far behind in comments and, well, non-work activity in general. Actually, I'm behind on work activity, too. Anyway, I've been meaning to tell you how much I like this picture. The wood and grass are warm and natural. The light under the bench is eerie, cold, like a science-fiction movie. It's a great juxtaposition. The composition is awfully good, too, leading the eye backward along an attractive arc.