A Brand New Day

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    Hey, thanks all for the comments and faves on this photo. A little background. I recently spent 2 days up in Seattle visiting with Getty Images. While I had meetings during the day, at night and in the early morning I ran around all over Seattle shooting.

    This particular photo was taken near an elevator and stairway that went from the area around Pike Place Market down to the waterfront. I actually wasn't waiting for this shot. I saw this woman runner running and had to sprint after her to chase her with my camera (and backpack). I'm glad she didn't turn around because she probably would have mistaken me for a stalker or something.

    Anyways, right before this bridge to the stairs/elevator is the freeway that runs along the waterfront in Seattle. So she is running beneath this freeway, which is where the light on her is coming from. It's from a light in the underpass. She's running towards the bridge and even more dramatically, and out of view, towards the ocean.

    The sun had just come up. I had already been shooting for a few hours in the dark and just lucked into this glorious capture of someone beginning their day. I saw her running and just thought what an amazing way to start a day. The air is clean and fresh in Seattle, it was crisp and cold, and her run just represented all that is good about morning to me.

    I shoot strangers a lot. I love it when they can't see me and I can capture a moment in life as a hidden observer.

    mclgreenville / memorymotel, schani, and 313 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Cuqui Ros ages ago | reply

      Hello my friend,
      I think this photo is one of the best from all my "favorites" collection. You are invited to join and add it to: Your best photo on Flickr
      Being a member you are encouraged to invite your friends

    2. Mark Iocchelli ages ago | reply

      Please please please please please please add your photo to our flickr group and allow us feature it on Complete Running!

      It's really wonderful!

    3. Dawn - Pink Chick ages ago | reply

      I'm with Mark. Love the photo and I've added it to my Favs.

    4. iz_6531 ages ago | reply

      amazing/ captures the moment perfectly

    5. Drone Photography ages ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 99 strangers in a year, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      nice shot very sharp lines

    6. André Cassal ages ago | reply

      It seems a Nike ad.... very cool...

    7. foxy_moron 120 months ago | reply

      Great image indeed! I've used it on my blog: unspending.wordpress.com


    8. serakatie 116 months ago | reply

      Runner on the Bridge

      Different runner, same bridge.

    9. Joey Mendoza 116 months ago | reply

      Amazing Shot. Good Job

    10. Láma 112 months ago | reply

      great work!

    11. FrodoBabbs 109 months ago | reply

      Thanks for making your picture available via creative commons. I used it here:

      Jogging Scence

    12. CLIConline [deleted] 107 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called CLIC sport & leisure, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    13. lastmanholdingon 103 months ago | reply

      Lovely pic!
      I have used it here with a link to it.

    14. cpapworthbarnum 103 months ago | reply

      Just wanted to let you know that I've added this photo to my how to start running page on my Women's Running website.

      Thanks for the great photo!
      Carmel Papworth-Barnum

    15. Before_Your_Eyes [deleted] 102 months ago | reply

      We'd love to have your photo in our JOGGING theme contest.
      Color Photo Award - PREMIER
      Find out about all our current contests at CONTEST CENTRAL

      Open for entries through 23 DEC 2009. Limit 2 entries per photographer.

    16. Design-Maven 99 months ago | reply

      I love this pic and have used it here on my blog post about Getting Unstuck and have also included a link back to this page. Thanks for making it available. karelvredenburg.com/blog/2010/3/28/getting-unstuck.html

    17. scut.nzr 92 months ago | reply

      and i bet she would be comfortable all the day

    18. Ben Kimball 80 months ago | reply

      very, very cool shot.

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