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Light Coming Back, Seattle

Published May 5, 2010

I’ve been long absent from the blog.  I’ve been busy moving.  I have moved to Seattle, Washington.  The Pacific Northwest.

I’ve been waiting to have the perfect Seattle photo to post before I took this up again.  Not surprisingly, I have yet to make the perfect photo, so I’m just going to get started.

I lived in LA for over 20 years, but like many, I was not a native; I’m originally from Tennessee.  Even after all that time I really never quite felt like LA was truly home.  And so… “You’re moving to Seattle‽  What about the rain?!?” they said.  I like rain, I told them.  And I’ve yet to see what all of the fuss is about in that regard.  Still, it’s no surprise to anyone that Seattle is much different than LA.  So different that at first it seemed almost like a foreign country to me.  Why is that, my friends asked?  Well, it’s a lot of things, but I couldn’t explain it exactly — it just feels different.  The people, the landscape, the water.  And the light.  Of course.  The Light.  You feel it in your gut.  The odd thing is, I had to be told that.

Anyway…  I am thrilled to be here.  I have lots of exploring to do.  Unfortunately, the photography business is, like a lot of things, an 80/20 thing.  80% business chores, 20% photography.  So I may not get out there as often as I would like, but I will be exploring, and I will be posting some of the things I see here.  I hope you’ll stop by now and then to see where I’ve been, and maybe suggest some places I should go see.

So far my favorite spot is right around the block from me.  Carkeek Park.  That’s where I saw this magnificent sun breaking through the clouds just before sunset.

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