You Never Know
Yesterday, I was sitting at my desk here at BlackRapid studios and realized I hadn’t seen daylight since early morning. Needing to get up and move, I decided to take a walk in the chilled, but clear, November air. Out of habit, I grabbed my Sony NEX-7, hoping that there was some juice in the battery.
As I ventured out, I realized that there was nothing but harsh light thanks to a, rare for Seattle, cloudless sky. I decided to look for shadows and reflections. Walking around Seattle Center, a mid-city park originally build for the 1962 World’s Fair, I took a shot here and there of nothing exceptional. As I rounded the corner of the Experience Music Project building, I saw these fantastic shadows against the metal facade of the building. Not really knowing how to capture what I saw, I worked the scene for 10 or so minutes (I had to get back to the office) and tried many different angles. This is the one I like the most.
My point here is two-fold. Firstly, I had my camera in my hand. Had I just taken a walk and not grabbed my Sony, I would have lost out. Sure, I could have gone back another day, but timing is everything and I might not get a chance for a long while. Secondly, I worked the shot. The first 10 or so were, well, boring and not exactly getting it. You may or may not be moved by this image, and that’s okay. But, I like this image and, really, that’s what’s important. I hope you like it, but if not, grab your camera and get out and shoot. That’s the whole enchilada anyway, isn’t it?