In The Shadow Of Anubis

Photography: Developing Your Eye I ( WordPress )  is a 10-day photo challenge for bloggers of all photography levels, from beginning photobloggers to pro photographers

Day Seven: “Big” — A Point of View

Today, let’s go big. Photograph something of massive size, inside or outside.

I took these a few years ago when the King Tut exhibit came to Seattle.

I had been lucky enough to be invited to an event for the Media and Elected officials before it was opened to the public.

 I was beside myself- I was going to have a chance to stroll through the exhibits eat some great food and hear some great music- plus there was a bug zoo going on at the same time.

What can be better then that?

Seeing this before the exhibit opened:

I walked out of my warehouse and saw this peeking at me from the street above:

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

I couldn’t believe it- Anubis, looking out over me.

I had been fascinated with archeology since I was eight years old and most of what motivated me to learn and work as an embalmer was Anubis and what he represented.

Photo: A.M. Moscoso

Photo: A.M. Moscoso

I walked a little closer and looked up – it was a very surreal moment.

The  I ran through the tunnel to the street above and there he was:

Photo A.M. Mosocos

Photo A.M. Mosocoso

Anubis would look over the building I work in for the entire time  The King Tut Exhibit was in Seattle- the day they took him away I couldn’t watch. It was sad.

Still, when I walk by the King Street Station I can still see him there:

Phtoto A.M. Moscoso

Phtoto A.M. Moscoso

I took these photos with my digital point and click camera- I was trying to figure out how to use it and get interesting shots from it despite the fact it did all of the thinking.

But I did all the feeling.

Photo: A.M. Moscoso

Photo: A.M. Moscoso

( Seattle, Washington

Pioneer Square

May 2012)

 

In A Word- Bliss

 Developing Your Eye I ( WordPress )  is a 10-day photo challenge for bloggers of all photography levels, from beginning photobloggers to pro photographers

Day Four: “Bliss” —

What is bliss to you?

Today’s Tip:  That’s a caption. Today, add a caption to your image so viewers know what they’re looking at!

Photo: AM. Moscoso

Photo: AM. Moscoso

This is my cat Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart- he was suffering from kidney failure and died a few months after I took this picture.

But do you see that look in his eyes?

Determination-strength.

He fought to stay with me for as long as he could- and he did.

He was almost 18 years old when he died.

Photo: A.M. Moscoso

Photo: A.M. Moscoso

Hamish Macbeth!

He came into my life when I was in the midst of a lot of change and uncertainty.

He was happy as a pup and he’s a happy go lucky full grown dog.

I can’t believe in the midst of such great loss ( my Dad and cousin had died just before I got Hamish and I was suffering from severe depression ) I was able to raise a creature like Hamish.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

A few years ago the King Tut exhibit was on tour and it stopped in Seattle.

There was a giant statue of Anubis at Train Station and it looked over the building I work in.

I was an embalmer and I grew up cutting my teeth on books about Archeology. Anubis has always been a meaningful figure to me.

Having him watch over me for a little while was … bliss.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Deadmen ( and the ladies too, of course ) DO tell tales and I felt them everywhere at Saint Louis Cemetery #1 in New Orleans.

I took this picture on Halloween- The most blissful day of the year.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Werewolves on Halloween in New Orleans.

Halloween does not and it cannot get better then that.

Yes it can. But that was SUCH a great Halloween.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

The Beginning of fall and the promise of Winter right here in this light and with this wonderful dog.

Bliss.

The Slow Death Of A King

Photography: Developing Your Eye I ( WordPress )  is a 10-day photo challenge for bloggers of all photography levels, from beginning photobloggers to pro photographers

Day Two: “Street” — Establishing Shot

Yesterday, we asked you to interpret home in your own way. Today, let’s focus on a street.

Photo A.,M. Moscoso

Photo A.,M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

This is an interesting street.

The Train tracks are on the original street, the street above was built over it.

This is a cross section in the truest sense of the word.

If you look closely you can now see the newer buildings crowding into the older buildings, dwarfing them, hiding them, waiting for their chance to eat the sky.

 

 

King Street Station

Pioneer Square

Seattle, Washington

USA

September  19, 2016

Where I Rest My Bones

Photography: Developing Your Eye I ( WordPress )  is a 10-day photo challenge for bloggers of all photography levels, from beginning photobloggers to pro photographers

Day One: “Home” — Get Oriented

 

Home is where my memories live:

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Home is where I reflect on the world:

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Home is where my adventures begin:

Hamish Macbeth by: A.M. Moscoso

Hamish Macbeth by:
A.M. Moscoso

Home is where I rest my bones:

Photo: A.M. Moscoso

Photo: A.M. Moscoso