3-30-11 Waiting to Cross by shantwin

3-30-11 Waiting to Cross

4th and Pine, Downtown Seattle

Wetness everywhere today. Flood watches and warnings up towards the mountains. Days more to come.

On the news a couple days ago the weatherpeople showed us the satelite image and pointed out the large cloud 'stretching 800 or 900 miles across the Pacific and headed straight towards us.' All I could think was 900 miles of rain!!

Seattle is escaping the worst of the weather as outlying communities are dealing with high water and high winds, but that doesn't make it any more plesant.

Horribly, grainy photos today with all the heavy cloud cover and little light so this was the best I could manage. Looking east up Pine St., the street rising toward Capitol Hill in the (rather washed out) distance. I sort of like that lone guy waiting for the light to change, resigned to the rain, no umbrella as many Seattlites are.

edit: crop, boost to bring up the signage color and film grain to make it look rainy again
As rainy as it is, this is a great photo with tons of colour!! Love it!!
March 31st, 2011  
It looks very wet, but I really like this picture!
March 31st, 2011  
Very nice Shannon./ The grain really gives it that grimy wet feeling.
March 31st, 2011  
Love the perspective of the road winding upwards and the composition with the man in the middle. Also the colours and the overall tone of the shot - definitely a great one, notwithstanding the graininess!
March 31st, 2011  
Great urban picture Shannon
March 31st, 2011  
A lovely capture of 'today'. 900 miles at 20 knots ...ugh, that's 2 days solid. We have a similar lump passing over us too.
March 31st, 2011  
Yes, actually that man waiting to cross is the focal point of your lovely shot. As I look at your photo we, too, have pouring rain, thunder, lightning, hail, and no end in sight. This is a great urban streetscape.
March 31st, 2011  
Great city shot. He does look a strange fellow with that long black coat, but great composition!
March 31st, 2011  
I think this is a great shot, i don't mind the grainy look, I think it adds to it! This looks great!
March 31st, 2011  
looking damp out there. like the street shot
March 31st, 2011  
Interesting city shot! love this.
March 31st, 2011  
If it wasn't for the rain, Seattle would be just another city.
March 31st, 2011  
What a fantastic city view. Beautiful street photo.
March 31st, 2011  
Wonderful shot, so much to look at with that great figure as focal point!
March 31st, 2011  
Terrific shot. Real sense of pace of life. Know exactly how this scene sounds. Very well done.
March 31st, 2011  
Beautiful !
April 1st, 2011  
Fantastic street shot, a fav!
April 1st, 2011  
Wonderful color and light - makes the rainy day actually seem bright and cheery!
April 1st, 2011  
I really like this photo. A nicely done street shot.
April 1st, 2011  
great catch!
April 1st, 2011  
I really like the daily life shots
April 1st, 2011  
Super cool street shot! A Fav.
April 3rd, 2011  
What a great street scene. There's s much going on- awesome! Thank you so much for stopping by to comment on my photo.
April 3rd, 2011  
Nice pic.. what's the guy doing?? Praying for it to stop ???
April 4th, 2011  
@andycoleborn If so it's not working. 5 days later it is still raining, only a hint of blue here and there in the mean time.
April 4th, 2011  
@shantwin haha.. well, seattle is famed for it's weather and coffee :-)
April 4th, 2011  
Love the luminous green taxis. Yes I do think of wet grey days when I think of your neck of the woods.
April 5th, 2011  
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