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I've realized in these past 6 months that the last 5 or 6 years of my life I've lost the ability to see inspiration in everything around me. I was so down and lost in my own pit of self-pity that even if something awesome were to come up to me and slap me in the face, I would turn and walk away.

In the past few weeks, however, I've begun to feel the energy inside me surging to push myself forward, enjoy life, and to find inspiration once again. Colors have intensified that sometimes I don't even believe my own eyes (and in my nerdery I wish that there was a vibrancy knob on my eyeballs. :P)

It started with my new job. Even though I get up and leave for work around 5:45 in the morning, sitting in traffic I realized that I probably will never move too far away from Seattle. The city is amazing! Not just the touristy pretty things. I find the beauty down in the streets, going through industrial sections, looking at old buildings and just enjoying the atmosphere. It all peaks when when I cross a bridge in Ballard and can see the city lights reflecting back up. Just... wow... I don't know why it affects me so.

Which brings me to yet ANOTHER project I've decided to tack on...

I've been really meaning to get back into photography, much more than I have the small shoot here and there. I know I'm not that great at it, but it's still enjoyable and that's what counts, right?

I was driving into work, admiring the night skyline when Owl City popped up in random on my iPod, blasting "Hello Seattle". I realized that places have different meanings to everyone, and I really wanted to not only share what I find that is quintessential to my love of Seattle, but also rediscover it for myself.

With my limited editing skills I plan to take pictures of different places in the city that I love, and then put it to the song that inspired me to do so. I have no idea how it will turn out, but I'm sure the adventure moving towards it will be enough for me.


Here's what I have so far listed:

Columbia Tower (skyline)
Beacon Hill (skyline)
Gasworks Park
Pioneer Square (fountain)
Seattle Center
(space needle (upshot?),
EMP/SFM,
Monorail,
Pacific Science Center,
Center House)
Kerry Park (skyline)
Pike Place Market (flying fish,
sign,
gum wall)
Waterfront
Street to Alki (industrial skyline)
Hammering man infront of SAM
Troll in Fremont
Greenlake
Ballard Locks
Seattle Aquarium
Museum of Flight
Woodland Park Zoo (outside)
Inner City upshot
Bainbridge Ferry port
Ye olde curiosity shoppe



I really need to sit down and plan out what I am going to see in each trip. If anyone would like to come along with, it would be THAT much more enjoyable! Get in touch with me if you want to, we can all go (re)discover the wonders of our city.





Ok... now that I've posted it, I must do it! ONWARD!!! *marches off into the sunset, camera in hand*

awesome!

on 2010-10-10 10:07 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] pearlzenith.livejournal.com
I love moments that hit me like you describe. Sometimes, all it takes is a misty evening or me just taking time to REALLY look at what's around me. I'm so glad you're feeling more energetic and like accomplishing things. I'm sure you'll get where you're headed. I'll let you know when I come up to Pike Place Market for December.

Re: awesome!

on 2010-10-10 10:11 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] pearlzenith.livejournal.com
Oh actually, I think I'll be going to the Urban Craft Uprising show on the 4-5th. I'm coming back from San Francisco on the 4th, but I think I'll still be heading to Seattle for that.

Re: awesome!

on 2010-10-10 11:13 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] zanthess.livejournal.com
Awesome! Have lots of fun!!!

Re: awesome!

on 2010-10-10 11:20 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] pearlzenith.livejournal.com
I meant you should come with, silly.

Re: awesome!

on 2010-10-10 11:23 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] zanthess.livejournal.com
Wish I could... I might be able to go after I get off of work.

Re: awesome!

on 2010-10-10 11:25 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] pearlzenith.livejournal.com
Oh, bummer. If I can, I'll take photos.

Re: awesome!

on 2010-10-10 11:13 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] zanthess.livejournal.com
Just amazing how much more vivid everything becomes. It's almost too much at times.

I'll hold off on Pike Place for you :). I'll see if I can get Gail to come too!

Re: awesome!

on 2010-10-10 11:22 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] pearlzenith.livejournal.com
Maybe I'll come up earlier, in November, so you don't have to wait so long. I should have the 21 free. Or October 24th is free, if you want to go in a couple weeks.

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