Today I slept in, and by sleeping in I mean I didn’t wake up until around 7:30.
It was a day of relaxation for the most part. I had some fantastic Eggs Bennie from Meander‘s with a couple of friends. Then I spent my afternoon in West Seattle. Originally I was there to scope out a possible new place to live. But took advantage of the lovely, sunny day to take some photos and hang out with my friend Matt at Alki Beach.
Matt is a gem and let’s me take portraits of him with the wonderful Hipstamatic Tintype Lens/Film combo:
How pretty was the day?
And there were some characters too…
And one last image of Lady Liberty.
All images were taken with my trusty iPhone4s with the native camera or Hipstamatic. No additional edits.
How did you spend your Sunday??
Sunday I went to the Seattle Public Library downtown. It’s one of the most interesting buildings in the city, architecturally, at least to me. Although I’m sure others would agree. This marked the Seattle Flickr groups third stroll of the year, we try to do at least one a month. The strolls are a great way to mingle, take some photos and ultimately see a place in a variety of ways.
Along with my iPhone I took my recently acquired Zero Image Pinhole Camera. I have more to shoot on the roll, so unfortunately I don’t haven those images to share, but I do have some iPhone images.
View from the highest point, looking down. Taken with an iPhone4s, edited with Snapseed
Some fun on the escalators… Captured with Slow Shutter Cam
The red floor…
And here’s a fun snap with two of my friends, Jana and Stephen!
All in all a fun filled day with friends, photography and a stop into Fado for a pint and a bite. How was your Sunday?
Cliched? Perhaps… but it’s November and the weather was in our favour today in Seattle!
I spent some time in the late afternoon at my favourite park in Seattle, Golden Gardens. This is in the Ballard neighbourhood, with views of a marina, the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound & even a pier for people to fish off of. Even on overcast days, it can be quite a site.
Often you’ll find people hanging out in their cars, eating lunch, or just enjoying the view. I sometimes wonder why they don’t get out of their cars and walk, it’s a nice stroll, even on a day as chilly as today was. But oh well, their loss!
Here’s some of the views I took in on my stroll…
These images were created with a D700 and a 28mm f2.8D lens and edited in Lightroom 4 or Photoshop CS5.1.
Thanks for taking a peek!
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Tagged Ballard, D700, Nikon 28mm f/2.8D, Nikon D700, November, Park, Puget Sound, Seattle, Seattle Park, Shilshole Marina, Sunset
I’m just going to say it, I’m a busy girl! I found some time this past weekend to hang with my local photography friends and Seattle Flickrites, co-leading a photowalk through Kubota Gardens in Seattle.
What began as a leisurely stroll through the quiet gardens…
Lead to shenanigans with Colby and Freeman!
*no photographic equipment was harmed in the making of these photos
What a fun bunch!
back to exploring wooded areas:
finding fields of floral intricacies:
and discovering monochromatic wonders:
We meandered to a local eatery for beverages and sustenance!
Just sayin’, it’s a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
p.s. our next event is this Sunday, August 26th. We’re heading to Pioneer Square to shoot some Film, lomo style. So if you’re into film photography, alternative processing or the like, you might be into this one!
With the exception of some square crops, these pictures are straight out of camera. Shot with a Nikon D700, with either a 50mm f/1.4G or Lensbaby Composer Pro (with the Sweet 35 or Edge 80 optic). Look for some new iPhone info soon!
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Tagged Composer Pro with Edge 80 Optic, Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic, Flickrites, Lensbaby, Nikon 50mm f/1.4G, Nikon D700, Photostroll, photowalk, Seattle, Seattle Flickrites
A couple of weeks ago I got together with some fellow photographer friends for some fun photo taking. We had an idea to hop on the Light Rail and explore the stops along the train line.
We began at a station in SoDo, south of Downtown, then headed up towards Westlake Center. Taking some time to photograph the station.
Then heading into the shopping center above the station, I found some ant people along the way.
Our next destination was the Pioneer Square Station:
Then we hopped back on to the train and headed towards the Georgetown neighbourhood for a light lunch and more photo taking. These are my fave shots from the Arty Trailer Park setup in that area. These trailers are open during the Georgetown Art Attack, which I always seem to miss. However I love going down here to shoot when no one is around, makes for an interesting background, from another time.
All of these images were taking with the Olympus Pen E-P2 with the 17mm f/2.8 lens. Edited in Lightroom3. The “Diorama” Art filter was applied, in camera to the ants!
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Tagged Georgetown, Light-Rail, Lightrail, m.zuiko 17mm f/2.8 lens, olympus pen ep-2, Photostroll, photowalk, Pioneer Square, public transportation, SoDo, Train, Westlake Center