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A photowalk with Seattle Flickr

So I’ll admit it, I have a problem. I like to shoot things, lots of different things. With a camera that is.

One of the things I hear time and time again is to find a niche and stick to it. And yes, I agree, when seeking clients, that makes total sense. But outside of that, I enjoy capturing many, many things. If you follow my photography you’ve probably seen a photo or two of flowers.

I recently led a photowalk with the Seattle Flickr Meetup group, we do a couple of events a month, including a photowalk and a social night. This months event was at the Ballard Locks. The location offers gardens, a fish ladder where you can most often see Salmon, plus the locks themselves which allow boats to move from the fresh water to the sea water and more.

Along the walk I found these lovlies, captured with my awesome Fuji X100s.

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Along the water I waited for this boat to move from one water way to the next. This shot for me was all about timing. Look for my next blog post where I’ll talk about that a bit more. This was shot with my iPhone5s and edited with vscocam.

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Being a part of and leading a group like this over the years has been a lot of fun and a great way to meet other photographers in my town. If you want to network and get to know photographers in your area, consider finding groups like this. And if you’re in Seattle, join us for an event sometime, we’d love to have you join us!

~ kate

Escape to Oregon

The world is filled with varied and great landscapes. Currently I live in one of the most beautiful parts of the US, at least to me, the Pacific Northwest. From evergreen trees to waterways to mountains the beauty around me never ceases to amaze.

This past weekend I did a day trip, with a few friends to Oregon, just outside Portland. We met up with a larger group at Rooster Rock State Park for a little picnic. While there we decided to check out Crown Point State Park to see an amazing view of the Columbia River.

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These views reminded me of the Harry Potter films, beautiful vistas for miles. If you’re ever in the area, be sure to check it out. You won’t regret it!

Images captured with the Fuji X100s and edited with Lightroom.

Little getaways: Ocean Shores

Escape from the day to day is vital to our sanity, well at least to mine… It’s amazing how quickly time flies and we forget to do things for ourselves. We are focused on our families, friends, careers, but do we pause and breathe? Sometimes… Often enough? Probably not…

This past weekend I did just that. A girl, her car and a couple of cameras = a little getaway and some cool photos. You be thinking, Seattle is beautiful, it’s a vacation everyday, when it’s not raining, right? It is, without a doubt, I love it here. Even though I’m surrounded by that beauty I still gotta get away occasionally.

From seattle I headed south and then west to Ocean Shores, WA. There’s not a lot in Ocean Shores, some houses, some hotels, a restaurant or two and of course the Pacific Ocean.

After checking in to my hotel, I grabbed my camera bag and headed straight for the ocean. Ocean shores beaches you can drive on which is kinda cool, can’t do that many places these days.

There were horses a plenty.

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Seagulls

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Tires

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Driftwood, at high(ish) tide

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And again and lower tide around sunset

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Rocks and views for miles

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The horizon seemed so far away… sunsets on the coast are so different than the day to day sunsets I see in my neighbourhood.

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A nice way to spend a couple of days.

What journeys do you take when you want to get away?

~ kate