Chance of Rain - 99.995%

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© David Bowden
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The weather in Seattle stinks 99.95% of the time. It was so bad this year that the locals created a new name for the month of June. We called it “Junuary,” in honor of the fact that it was still 60 degrees and RAINING in early June. Summer…. What summer! Oh yeah, we had a week or two where that big bright glowing thing in the sky came out, but it didn’t last long. In fact, I doubt it ever dried up the supersaturated lawns in most neighborhoods. While I am on the topic, its hard to imagine why people in the Pacific Northwest like being outdoors so darn much..??? I mean seriously, the weather here REALLY SUCKS most of the time. I grew up in the desert of West Texas. I don’t think in the 22 years I lived in Texas I saw as much rain as I did last week. Its amazing. Yet, pretty much everyone here likes to go hike in 40 degree weather with rain gear. Anyway, bored out of my mind I was on the quest for something to shoot. The weather had stunk for quite sometime (did I mention it rains here..?) and when you work fulltime and it rains fulltime getting out shooting is hard. My prayers were answered on this fine day when the shot of the George Washington Bridge was captured. After making many promises and removing the straight pin from my first wife’s voodoo doll I was rewarded with a 30 min break in the normal deluge of water and allowed to get this shot. The heavy dark clouds loomed over head and gave a really nice dark feel to the shot. Of course being in Seattle, I am not real sure what other look you can capture but you are good to go if you want DARK AND GLOOMY. This shot was the result. While I can’t say the weather was severe, it did stink. I know the theme is severe weather, but 10 months of rain to me is severe.

As always comments and feedback are greatly appreciated. If you have an extra umbrella or boots that would be good as well.

And now.. a note about the subject:

Seattle's George Washington Memorial Bridge, commonly known as the Aurora Bridge, The nearly 3,000-foot, steel cantilever structure spans Lake Union between the Fremont and Queen Anne neighborhoods.

This shot shows maybe 1/8th of the total structure.

This image was published in the July 2011 issue of Seattle Met Magazine for the story: "The Girl On The Bridge"

14 responses

  • Frederic Frognier

    Frederic Frognier (Deleted) gave props (19 Jun 2008):

    Incredible atmosphere

  • Simon Le

    Simon Le gave props (20 Jun 2008):

    Awesome shot Dave. Great contrast, lighting & compo.

  • Lisa Slifko

    Lisa Slifko gave props (27 Jun 2008):

    Superb image!!

  • jonathan levit

    jonathan levit gave props (6 Jul 2008):

    I love this shot. So eery, and beautiful.

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (6 Jul 2008):


  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (25 Jul 2008):

    Voted! Great!!!

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (2 Sep 2008):


  • eyal leave

    eyal leave said (15 Oct 2008):

    excellent capture! Voted!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    very dramatic! yes from me.

  • Norman Caldwell

    Norman Caldwell (Deleted) gave props (24 Oct 2008):

    What an ominous image! my vote...

  • Delores Harshaw

    Delores Harshaw (Deleted) gave props (3 Nov 2008):

    Awesome entry. My vote!

  • Daniela V

    Daniela V gave props (12 Nov 2008):

    I haven't words for describe what wonderful is this shot. I love everything especially the severe and dramatic sky.obviously I vote yeahhh, and favorite.

  • Joe Schaf

    Joe Schaf   gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Fantastic Shot, Awesome Description, Outstanding Shot Details! Gets My "Yeah!" Vote!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (22 Aug 2011):

    Amazing shot...Good Job!

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