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 301 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Matt Woitunski 72 months 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

    2. André Cassal 70 months ago | reply

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

    3. foxy_moron 70 months ago | reply

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


    4. serakatie 67 months ago | reply

      Runner on the Bridge

      Different runner, same bridge.

    5. Joey Mendoza 66 months ago | reply

      Amazing Shot. Good Job

    6. Láma 62 months ago | reply

      great work!

    7. FrodoBabbs 59 months ago | reply

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

      Jogging Scence

    8. CLIConline 57 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!

    9. lastmanholdingon 54 months ago | reply

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

    10. cpapworthbarnum 53 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

    11. Before_Your_Eyes [deleted] 53 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.

    12. Design-Maven 49 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

    13. ebony.js 42 months ago | reply

      and i bet she would be comfortable all the day

    14. osfania [deleted] 40 months ago | reply

      your shit is crap

    15. PermaCultured 40 months ago | reply

      This image is really beautiful! I've used it on my Permaculture blog in a healthy living article:

      Thank you for sharing under CC license!

    16. charles.albin 37 months ago | reply

      I like the picture very much. I used it to illustrate an article about jogging (french).
      Thank you for sharing you photo.

    17. cousinfrance 31 months ago | reply

      Hi, thanks for sharing this.

      I'm using this at my blog www.heartlandlivingonabudget.com

      I've attributed and linked to you.

    18. Ben Kimball 30 months ago | reply

      very, very cool shot.

    19. symphony of love 7 months ago | reply

      Thank you so much for sharing this and for making it available under Creative Commons License. I have used this with a quote from Louise Hay on happiness and positive living at OM | Rekindling the Light Within and I have also shared this edited version with the quote at Symphony of Love's Facebook page and at:

      Thank you and have a great day.

      Infinite Gratitude, Blessings and Love,

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