Lost

4 Responses to “Lost”

  1. blaster99

    Deep, man, deep.

    This blog is LOST without Dan. Bring him back.

  2. poppl

    Floored. I can’t say on how many levels this image resonates with me.

  3. Aja West

    Yep me too. But just keep going north and eventually you’ll hit Canada.

  4. K

    What a beautiful photograph! I suspect the intent was to somehow demonstrate a perceived sense of abandonment within the urban landscape, but I must ask, what exactly is so “lost” in this photo? The fact that there are *gasp* only two or three trees readily apparent within the carefully-selected frame boundaries? Or the concept that the utilitarian nature of the land use is “ugly” or “dirty” or in some other way not measuring up to the white-glove standards imposed by the photographer? I think this photo perfectly captures one of the most critical components of a truly vital metropolitan region: real diversity of use, and a diversity that is in fact being used. Here you see an active use of the land, four different transportation modes captured in one instant in time, and clear signs that human occupation of this swath of land is actually being put to use. Give me this scene over any supposedly idyllic waterfall-fronted tree-lined suburban pre-fab-subdivision any time. Sure, the overhead power lines are not exactly attractive, over-emphasized by the photographer’s use of long focal length foreshortening, but then, who said that an industrial area of a city must be attractive? In case you’re curious, I do not work on the railroads or the warehouses or any other part of the industrial complex, I’m a white collar professional in a downtown office highrise, have voted (mostly) Democrat for the last twenty years, and studied urban planning & design both in my private life as well as within the confines of a major university master’s program. An active industrial area is vital to a REAL city, which is what Seattle has been so desperately trying to prove itself as being for the past 150 years. Fantastic urban photo, I especially love the juxtaposition of the activity of the industrial core set against the more familiar (and more marketable) image of the downtown skyline.

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