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Week of Randomness: …and so the day begins

Hello, and welcome to day three in the Week of Randomness!

Of course, if you’ve been here very long you’ve probably figured out that my main photographic principal is to look around back.

Another one (that I should use a lot more often) is to get there early.

Getting there early – while the vendors were still setting up – was how I was able to get a people-less shot of the Pike Place Market in Seattle.

Seattle, Washington
photographed 8.4.2014

Travelers, from another place

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Travelers, walking toward the light.

Union Station
Los Angeles, California
photographed 2.18.2017

Frosted Glass

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You know how I like to say “look around back”?

And you know how most pictures of Pike Place Market look like this?

This is what happened when I followed my own advice.

Pike Place Market
Seattle, Washington
photographed 8.4.2014

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…

Baby, sing with me somehow

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Naturally, this scene took my mind straight to a Neil Young song; I was helpless.

Seattle, Washington
photographed 4.19.2015

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