Friday, October 26, 2007

A job with a view

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There are many things I like about my job at the newspaper. One of them is the view of Lake Union from my desk, especially on a clear day, when you can see Mount Baker (elevation 10,778 feet) in the distance. It seems close but it's more than 100 miles away.
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Hay muchas cosas que me gustan de mi trabajo en el periódico. Una de ellas es la vista de Lake Union desde mi mesa de trabajo, especialmente en un día despejado, cuando se ve Mount Baker (3.285 metros sobre el nivel del mar) en el horizonte. Parece que esté cerca pero está a unos 200 kilómetros.

13 comments:

  1. Fascinating view you have there. You did an amazing job capturing all the different objects and details in this picture. I really have to practice sketching complex visual subjects like this urban landscape. I tend to get so lost with such material...

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  2. Wow, that's a journal sketch!? I can't imagine what your finished projects look like! I am amazed at your water, something I can't even get close to (I'm only 1 year in art), as well as the trees in the background which too have lots of nice values.

    Thanks for painting it.

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  3. What a fabulous job, Gabi! Complex scene done extraordinarily well!

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  4. Wow, I think your employers are very lucky to have you. I have always enjoy your post but this is marvelous.

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  5. Gabi, I love your fabulous drawing.
    um...
    ah,,,,
    weren't you supposed to be working?

    just kidding!!!
    Lydia

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  6. This is wonderful!

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  7. Great sketch! Great view! Love all your little labels.

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  8. very funny Lydia, don't tell my boss!

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  9. You're so fortunate to have a great view like that. And what a wonderful job you did sketching it.

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  10. Fantastic drawing! Great colors and so very detailed. I know -- you did it on your lunch breaks, right?
    :-)

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  11. that's right linda! thank you all for the comments

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  12. Lovely construction crane: they always make good subjects, and they help establish the scale of everything else, too.

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  13. Wow, what a view! It's beautiful. Nice to be able to se all of that while working. You did a beautiful job capturing the energy outside that window. Beautiful!

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