Tuesday, November 07, 2006

It's In The P-I

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Here in Seattle people will be looking for nationwide election results today in the two daily newspapers, the Seattle Times, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (or P-I as it's called). This landmark symbol of the P-I is visible from the Seattle waterfront, and at night is especially striking as it is fully deliniated by colored neon. I dedicate this shot to Felicia and Luggi, because I started to take it while stopped in heavy traffic, but before I could shoot, traffic started moving again. I ended up just pushing the shutter with the camera still aimed in the general direction but with my eyes on the road. So this was shot while in motion without looking in the view finder. As soon as I hit the shutter, I put the camera down and vowed I would never again do something that stupid. I don't have the nerves of steel or coordination to simultaniously shift gears, steer, and shoot at the same time that my Los Angeles and San Diego campatriots behind the wheel do.

I'm pleasantly surprised it turned out. I'm hoping that's how my reaction to the election results will be, too. Those of us in the States have the opportunity to participate in one part of the democratic process today, and I hope all of us will be encouraged to cast our ballots and do the other things we can to be the change we want to see in this nation and in the world.

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Anonymous said...

superbe cet aigle sur la planete. A evry , pas de journaux locaux ;o(

superb this eagle on planet. With evry,not of local newspapers ;O(

Denton said...

It is good to see your post working again ... A very timely photo ... I'm glad you will be more careful in the future ... Maybe you will share a nighttime photo of the P-I sometime soon.

Felicia said...

Thanks for this post! See that wasn't so hard was it? The photo came out great! I'm not trying to encourage it because it can be dangerous, but sometimes it is hard to pass up a photo opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Hah! But it's a good one.