I absolutely love how beautiful Seattle is. All the green trees and shrubbery, the bodies of water and trails meandering through vast parks, over hills filled with the brilliance of life and around the city. Where else can you journey from the Concrete Jungle to a temparate Rain Forest, to the ocean and back to the desert; all in the span of a day or two?
I am an explorer, and that is how I find all these awesome locations to snap shots from. When I get free from the rigors of university life I jump on my bike or take off on foot and immerse myself in beauty. It is more than a hobby, there is a passion inside that drives me to find the good where no one else sees it; that includes within people.
This is just another one of those places where beauty found me.
Parks and Green Spaces in the town are so vitally important to our emotional and spiritual well-being because it is one of the major places that community members meet and interact.
We are also inexorably linked with nature in an intricate balance, but our cities are growing into Concrete Jungles and are isolating us from our roots.
We have to protect these spaces for our well-being.
Moreover, they are natural filtration systems of storm water. They are also habitats for many species of animals and plants, and as such, add to the biodiversity necessary for further balance.
Again, parks are vitally important for our emotional and spiritual well-being, and they also ensure that we are not encapsulated in glass and concrete prisons.
“That Capitalist Dilemma: An Environmental Cause for Concern”
The perfect conditions converged to create a beautiful shot.
First, the sky was clear enough to see our great Mount Rainier all the way from Seattle. Now, this is something that is not a regular occurrence and I am not sure whether this is because of the region being overcast much of the time or because of the result of the smog that is filtering into the region from all the automobiles releasing CO2 into the atmosphere. Whichever is the case, it is not the case that the mountain is always visible from Seattle and it just so happened that it was on the eve of June 21, 2014.
The second factor that converged was that the sun was setting onto the mountain with all of the brilliant hues so common and familiar with sunsets, which is the perfect formula for an amazing photograph.
The last factor, was I had my camera handy and I was both willing and able to head out to snap a shot.
When I noticed this convergence, I snagged up my camera and jumped on my bicycle and headed out to find the location from which to shoot my first real shot of Mt. Rainier. I live in the White Center neighborhood of Seattle and I chased my shot all the way to Burien, which is about 5 miles or so away from where I left from. The problem was that I left just before the sun was begining to set and I still had to find a location, but I was determined beyond reason, not to give up no matter how much it hurt and to capture the shot I had my heart set on. It is good to have the maxim resting firmly in my heart that when I set a goal that I do everything in my power to accomplish it, and that is precisely what I did. I found the location and I got the short I had my heart set on.
I love being spontaneous and I love taking pictures. I hope that you all enjoy this one, I know I sure do.