I started photographing architecture because it was the first way I learned how to make money with my hobby. I never imagined I would be getting up at the crack of dawn to photograph buildings for fun, but there I was this morning, before 7am working away. .
Someone recently asked me why anyone would bother shooting a building? "It doesn't move, it doesn't change...where's the fun? Where's the challenge?" I felt the same way for a long time. But the more I did it, the more I started to notice the beauty in a well designed structure. I began to take note of certain design features that would only appear at certain times of day, under specific lighting conditions. I started to notice how the combination of different qualities of light and different angles could turn something mundane and ugly, into something weird, different, and interesting.
It seems like a new building goes up every day in Seattle. It's a very exciting time to live and work in this city. This building will never ever look like this again. The city will never look like this again. Nobody will ever be able to replicate this photograph because by tomorrow there will be new construction, by next week, another floor added to the tower. 12 months ago this building didn't exist, in a few more weeks it will be topped out, and later this year it will take its final form, open for business, occupied by a few hundred worker bees who will learn to dread the sight of it every day. But today, at 7:15am just as the sun was peeking over the Cascade Mountains, it was beautiful. . #architecture#seattlearchitecture#seattle#visitseattle#sunrise#reflections#goldenhour#aerial#djiphantom4pro
My past will remind me but it will not define me.
This picture refreshes my memories many many years back..must be over 32 year now!!! We was a refugees call "Boat People's" in the early 1980s.
Great golden memories of us when we was young! I will own my heart to the Japanese Red Cross.
Someday I will make a trip to visit back in Japan, where we used to lived.
Thank you Lord for all the blessings.
//Photo: In the refugee camp, Red X, Japan. #thoughtoftheday#blessings#reflections#lessons#refugeelife#redcross#makethechange#freedom