I was there after the zombie

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That is, I think I was.

Gas Works Park
Seattle, Washington
photographed 4.18.2015

Arches

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In addition to a cyclops, the Gas Works Park had a very nice set of concrete arches, which I found to be almost ecclesiastical…

Gas Works Park
Seattle, Washington
photographed 4.18.2015

Cyclops

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I was in Seattle last month for the American Planning Association’s national conference, which is pretty much as exciting as it sounds.

On a urban-planning themed city tour, I got to see the Gas Works Park, which is on the location of a former (pay close attention here, because it starts to get complicated) gas works. It’s been a park since the mid-1970s, and is sort of famous for having kept part of the gas works structures in place.

Which I suppose means that the cyclops was somehow part of gas production.

Seattle, Washington
photographed 4.18.2015

“The feeling of the rural night”

Every other year, the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock hosts a juried photography exhibition, Illuminance. The theme of this year’s show is “The feeling of the rural night”; the juror was Rixon Reed, of Santa Fe’s photoeye gallery.

I am very happy to announce that I had three images selected to be part of the show, and one of the images was awarded an Honorable Mention.

You may have seen earlier versions of these images here on the blog.

“Chaos” – near Abiquiu, New Mexico
Chaos

“Leave the Streets Empty” – Santa Rosa, New Mexico
Illuminance Two

“Solace in the Midst of Storms” – near Abiquiu, New Mexico (honorable mention)
Solace in the midst of storms

Illuminance 2015 will open to the public on Friday, June 26th at the Buddy Holly Center. A closing reception, with gallery talk by Juror Rixon Reed, will take place at 3 PM on Saturday, August 15th. Stop by if you get a chance.

Plan view (or: compose, and wait)

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So, I took that class with Sam Abell and he talked a lot (a WHOLE lot!) about “compose and wait.” I am not by nature a very patient person* so that concept is very difficult for me to do.

But Sam said it, and I paid money to hear it, so it seemed right to try.

And look what happened! Those three people walked right into the shot I’d composed!

Pike Place Market
Seattle, Washington
photographed 4.20.2015

*I actually typed that I was not a “pleasant person” which I hope was more indicative of my typing skills that any sort of deep personal revelation…

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