Monday, January 05, 2009

Have A Seat

Have A Seat

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Before anything else, I want to take a moment to thank everyone who has left me comments and made me feel welcome in the last week. Kim is very lucky to have such a supportive group of people at her site. I am a common lurker (actually, I see every post she puts up via her RSS feed) but seldom comment. I think you all have inspired me to visit the site and comment more.

I put a vote to my friends as to which photo I should present on my final day here at Seattle Daily Photo. I really wanted to give you all something fresh and new, but the weather around here has been nothing but depressing and gray (well, until it started snowing again this afternoon). So, I give you this one; the orange chair. I vividly remember walking past this Pioneer Square alley in the rain and doing a double take. I considered just how wet my camera would get, and then decided it wouldn't matter anyway. There was no way I was going to pass this photo opportunity. The whole scene looked so perfect and manufactured, but I really think someone was just throwing out an old chair. I snapped 3 shots, looked at my wet (and getting wetter) camera, and decided to throw it back into my bag before doing it any real harm.

Once again, thank you all for being so awesome this week!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely amazing color, contrast, composition, all of it.

Leon Basin said...

I would love to!! Thank You! Great photos...

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like this photo too. I also like the couple of green plants growing.

brattcat said...

Another great shot from you. It's been a pleasure seeing your work.

Wendi W. said...

I like the way the orange of the chair is complemented by the tone of the light in the window. Great shot!

Destitute Rebel said...

This is a lovely shot, All your pictures are amazing, great work!

Kate said...

Fantastic picture. this is just the sort of photograph I often like to take myself. Love the high contrasts etc.

I was wondering if you would be willing to submit this picture to my world city gallery, it will help to inspire other urban photographers whi visit my site.

here is the link to the submit form http://www.urban-photography-art.com/travel-photos.html#HERE

I will visit your blog again soon to see more of your images.

Marc said...

Hey Shawn, thanks for your great photographs, I really enjoyed them. I would call this one an example of spotting the special in the ordinary. There's so many things that are exactly right in this picture, all because of the chair being there. Good on you!

santy said...

hi, shawn! just want to let you know that I enjoy your pictures. I visit kim's blog regularly, but I know I should comment more often :-) anyway.. happy new year to kim and yourself! wish you all the best in 2009 :-)

kim, I learned that michael salone visited you, eh? wish I could do the same thing one day :-)

cheers,
santy

Small City Scenes said...

A great shot. A little wistful. Love all the brickwork too. MB

Virginia said...

Great shot. I was thinking about how it would look reupholstered but when you mentioned the rain, I guess not! Glad you risked your camera to get the shot. It's a good one for sure.
V

Lauriane said...

Beautiful picture!!! Congratulation!! =)

Susan said...

What a fantastic find...excellent composition!

EgoPimp said...

Agree with the other comments. Well spotted and taken, great shot.

Corey Templeton said...

very cool shot!

Megan said...

Your blog is so lovely, you've really inspired me to get started on my "One Picture a Day" photography project. BTW, what type of camera do you use to capture such amazing photos? (I need to upgrade right now anyway).

megan@nutmegaroo.com