I am a native of Seattle. I am a sports fan. I love American football. As such, I am a fan of the Seattle Seahawks.
Okay, full disclosure – I’m not actually from Seattle. I spent most of my formative years in Spokane, Washington. However, I did live in Seattle between 1989-91. When I first arrived in Asia in 1995, I always answered the question “Where are you from?” with Spokane, but no one knew where it was so I finally switched it to Seattle. A decade and a half later, it actually feels like I’m from Seattle.
Anyway, it doesn’t really matter. What matters is that I love this city. Especially on days like the morning of this shot. I had some time to myself after completing a job interview here yesterday, so I decided to wander around taking photos. My friend starts work at around 6 am in Bellevue, so I asked him to drop me off somewhere close to a bus stop. I snapped a few shots, then hopped on the bus to Seattle’s waterfront at about 7 o’clock, where I took this photo.
I wish the bird was a little more in focus, but overall I think the photo turned out pretty cool. It was actually a reaction shot more than anything – I was looking here and there for interesting scenery when the bird suddenly swooped down on me. I thought it was going to make contact with the camera, but it ended its descent about two feet from my head and flew away.
Did I mention that I’m a huge Seattle Seahawk fan?