Seattle Was Amazing

Last weekend I attended my first Click Away. What can I say; Seattle was amazing. During my time in Seattle, I was fortunate enough to take Jennifer Carr's workshop "Uncovered Beauty". One of the first things Jennifer shared during the workshop is to pay attention to our surroundings. I agree, we often times 'run' through life without noticing the beauty around us. On Sunday morning, I got up really early to shoot some long exposure images. It was the first morning it did not rain in Seattle. That made me so happy. After taking a quick shower, I grabbed my tripod and camera to explore sleeping Seattle. And I am glad that I did.

I so wanted to photograph the Space Needle, but previous attempts fell flat. Until the said morning. Actually I was ready to return to the hotel as I was getting cold and needed some hot coffee. (Can you believe that in Seattle Starbucks does not open until 6:30 on Sundays?!?). As I was walking back frustrated, I turned my head to the right. And it was...the Space Needle!!! I was so giddy that I forgot that I was cold. I walked up the street a little, set-up my tripod in the bike lane, and clicked away...

So, here is the shot of the Space Needle...and I am very happy that it turned out.


I am so thankful that I took Jennifer's workshop. She reminded me to slow down and look around me. If Jennifer wouldn't have shared this wisdom, the shot would have never happened. There is still so much I have to mentally process from this amazing trip. My hope is that will share more over the comping weeks on where I want to go with my photography. CM, I am thankful that you have put this workshop together

"Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still." - Chinese Proverb

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time - keep smiling.

Iris (TGTG)