Friday, December 03, 2004
This is a picture I took perhaps a month ago on a comfortable Sunday evening. It's of Gig Harbor looking towards Mount Rainier. I was disappointed by the haziness of Rainier that evening, but in retrospect it adds to the picture, in my mind, because it stands as a monolith in a pink haze of the same shade.
Our fascination with water sometimes surprises me. Our greatest cities are, with few exceptions, on the border of some great sea or tributary. The most popular vacation destinations always include water as a part of the package. Rarely will one see a painting of a lavender meadow without a meandering brook bisecting it. Our bodies crave things that we need to survive (Except maybe brocolli), so our fascination with water in art and water in life must come from our need for it. There certainly is a universal appeal to the stillness of a golden pond in the morning, or a cascading waterfall at the end of a hike.
(This photo taken with a Nikon D70 DSLR camera with a Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm lens. The focal length, aperature, and shutter speed are unknown, and no modification beyond resizing was made)
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