10-26-11 Sunrise 500 5th Avenue  by shantwin

10-26-11 Sunrise 500 5th Avenue

Near the office, Seattle

One heck of a sunrise this morning! From the bus I could see the light behind the Cascade Mountains casting the mountains into a sawtooth silhouette and coloring the sky orange. I wish taking pictures on the bus was easier but I rarely get a window seat in the morning so in order to take shots out the window I would have to stick my camera in front of my seatmate's face. Somehow at 7:00 am I don't think this would be met with great enthusiasm.

Instead I hopped off the bus one stop early in front of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation building. This building was completed this year (actually, I think that phase one was completed this year, I think there is still another building to go up on the campus) changing the view of the neighborhood as there was a parking lot here before, but bringing us this big bank of windows to watch the reflections in.

A veiw of the other side of the building here http://365project.org/shantwin/365/2011-06-20. There are some really cool parts to this building, but security here is VERY tight. Guards outside and visable at all times, and those are just the ones I can see. I'm sure there are more that I don't see. And when there is a visiting dignitary there is yet a higher level of security. Makes me not want to test my luck getting in closer to take pictures.

Ended up with no rain today, I hope there is no rain tomorrow either for my 365th day.

edit: crop, that's it
oh wow! amazing sunset!
October 27th, 2011  
awesome shot
October 27th, 2011  
ohhhh wowwwwww what a sunrise!!!! ps: can't wait to see your 365's Shannon!
October 27th, 2011  
@parisouailleurs Me either, Helene. Plannning on driving to work today so I can have a little more freedom.
October 27th, 2011  
Cool sun rise, the colours look amazing and that reflection is awesome.
October 27th, 2011  
Beauty!
October 27th, 2011  
wow what a superb sunrise.

well worth getting off a stop early to catch
October 27th, 2011  
Wow - this is so beautiful!!
October 27th, 2011  
hadn't realise you were on this number count! I am on my 365th tomorrow! astounding sunrise - fabulous colours and composiiton
October 27th, 2011  
Beautiful and the reflections are stunning.
October 27th, 2011  
Amazing colours again Shannon and highlighted by the window reflections! Will be checking out your 365 tomorrow!
October 27th, 2011  
stunning shot! fab reflection too
October 27th, 2011  
I thought this is sunset at first. What a sunrise indeed. Totally amazing! :) Thank you for sharing it with us :)
October 27th, 2011  
Beautiful! I couldn't believe how pink the sky was yesterday. As soon as I got to work, I went onto my building room to take some pictures!
October 27th, 2011  
Fantastic sky!
October 27th, 2011  
Did you have a view of the Mt Rainier shadow?

Nice shot.
October 27th, 2011  
Oh Shannon, this is beautiful. The crossing fences really add to the emotional feel of it
October 27th, 2011  
@byrdlip Not this morning. I'm too low and too far north for Rainier on most days.
October 27th, 2011  
Mek
:-)
October 27th, 2011  
Stunning colours and reflections!
October 27th, 2011  
Wow, I love the colour of the sky and the amazing reflection! Beautiful!
October 27th, 2011  
wonderful colors
October 27th, 2011  
Gorgeous!
October 27th, 2011  
Love this reflection... bright colors. Lovely.
October 27th, 2011  
beautiful sky and the angles from the reflection in the building are wonderful!
October 27th, 2011  
This is so great to see - I'm feeling it should be bathed in all this beautiful light for the good works they do. It's a small world - this picture and mine for the 27th are linked (well the text is which is about the 26th - spooky!!)
October 27th, 2011  
such a fabulous capture!
October 28th, 2011  
beautiful colours!
October 28th, 2011  
The colours are amazing!
October 28th, 2011  
amazing sunrise! Such a collection of beautiful colours
October 29th, 2011  
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