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Sculptures on the Seattle Waterfront

Here are a few of the sculptures we saw when wandering about on the Seattle waterfront yesterday.

The man himself is immortalized at Pier 54 in front of Ivar’s Acres of Clams:

Ivar feeding the gulls. The scale is interesting. Ivar was a larger than life figure . In this sculpture the gulls are larger than life and Ivar is about right.

Also at Pier 54 is Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe (moved to a new location). I class totem poles as a type of sculpture:

My dad with colorful totem poles.

At Miner’s Landing (Pier 54), a place with several eateries and the giant Ferris-wheel, there were several wooden sculptures:

Two views of a sculpture beside the aquarium (Pier 59):

At Pier 66 , which was for many years the main offices of the Port of Seattle-Dad worked there throughout my childhood), was this fun fish fountain:

For Tuesday Photo Challenge: Sculpture

Pull up a Seat Photo Challenge 2019-Week 12

A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING

Welcome to week 12 of the Pull up a Seat Challenge in 2019. Take a load off and share a favorite perch by linking your post to this one, either with a comment or ping-back. For more detailed directions go to Pull Up a Seat page.

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Blue Hour Cityscape

Serendipity struck this evening. A rather nice sunset was rapidly closing down in the west, but the light was still reflected in windows of some of the tall buildings.

My grandmother’s nursing home is on a hill with a lovely view of downtown Seattle. I happened to have my new tripod in the car and a few minutes between needing to be places. You can see any picture larger by clicking on it.

Posted for Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Cityscapes.

Streets of Downtown Seattle

I used to go downtown pretty often. Of late I take the whopping 20 minute bus ride two or three times a year. This past weekend I attended a conference downtown so went in twice. That takes me to above my annual average this year.

Son of a Beach’s Which Way Photo Challenge

Twelve Months of 2017-October

October for me had two distinct parts.

China-Shouguang

I worked on composition while I was in China. Not technical composition, like the rule of thirds or leading lines (although I use these); I was trying to create images that gave a sense of place: What makes Shouguang uniquely itself? what does it share? The question of sharing was with respect to other cities in China and to other places in the world.

I did manage to do a series of posts on Shouguang after I got home this fall (posting has been pretty haphazard for me this year). The pictures for the above gallery were chosen to attempt to show the magnitude of the “small” city and convey that it also feels like a place for people. It didn’t feel impersonal, just spread out. Plus one picture from a traditional Chinese garden in Weifang, and a rather blurry photo of the smallest hummingbird I have ever seen. I thought at first that it was one very large bumblebee, then my son pointed out its beak. It was a dark, grey day so there was no chance for clarity.

Home-Seattle

Arriving home the clear air and splendid fall colors hit me between the eyes. I believe that my perception was sharpened by the muted and hazy conditions in Shouguang during the first half of the month. It really was a “The bluest skies you’ve ever seen are in Seattle” experience.
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