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Photo Walk, Seattle

It’s been a hot summer for Seattle with temperatures hovering between 80-90F (26-32C) these past couple of months. The days have been cloudless with little breeze. I’ve never seen so much skin and sweaty people outside of a gym or a beach outside of this state. I’ve grown to love sun and maxi dresses. And though we can adapt, and we are thankful for the extra Vitamin D, for some Pacific Northwesterners who thrive best between Autumn and Spring, the sun’s unrelenting shine has gotten the best of us.

Minus a few years after college, I’ve lived here since the early 90s, and I don’t remember having to dodge the sun so much in a summer. It was a big deal that we bought an air conditioner for our bedroom. Until this year, we were able to manage with an electric fan. I do what I can to keep the sun out by drawing my blinds by 2:00 p.m.  Because our living room and dining/kitchen area face west, the apartment heats up quick and we just bake until sunset, which isn’t until 8:00-9:00 p.m. these days.

I know. I know. I’m totally whining. Another negative side effect of being warm all day long. So, to prove I’ve been outside and enjoyed it, here are a few photos I took while driving my bro-in-law to some other neighborhoods he hasn’t yet explored. Below are scenes from Leschi, the East Portal Viewpoint, and Jefferson Park.

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2 More Weeks!

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I’ve had a collection of work up at Fresh Flours Bakery on Phinney Ridge focusing on abstract and travel photography. They’re up through the end of this month, so if you haven’t already, grab a cuppa something and a tasty pastry (Trust me. They’re great pastries), and have a look. Contact me if you’re interested in any pieces or have any questions!

Recent abstracts up and hanging:

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(L to R): Waterfall at Dusk, Spine 2, Rising Song

Come check out my work!

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If you’ve been following my blog and my photography at all, my work is currently up at Fresh Flours on Phinney Ridge (Seattle, WA) to view and purchase, if you like!

Showing with me again is Studio Cornix with new works in her Cell Portrait series. Here’s a phone pic peek:

Left to Right: My abstract photos occupy the left and center wall. The long wall to the right are photos from my travels. Each cluster is a different destination.

 

 

Clockwise starting from upper-left: Studio Cornix posing with her cell portraits, photos from Paris, abstract photography, and photos from the Central California Coast. You’ll have to check them out to see them in color!

Photo of the Moment – Earth Day

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I’ve been working on building up my photography blog. When you get a chance, check it out and follow along!

Today, a miscommunication lead to me making a spontaneous visit to Volunteer Park. And though the day is greatly overcast, it did not stop the flowers from fully radiating their vibrancy. They were so vibrant that I found it challenging to edit these images without squinting. I’m not sure what kind of flowers these are, but it was a blanket of fuchsia. I opted on a shallower depth of field, and concentrating on a smaller bunch 🙂

The earth is beautiful. It’s amazing how much time we spend on our phones straining our eyes pixel by pixel. The time I gave myself today to wander the park and visit the museum was a gift I gave to myself, and I’m happy I did it.

Happy Earth Day!

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Weekend with the Fuji X70

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The 14 day return period ends for my new camera. But I’m happy to say that this Fuji X70 has a new home! 

Below are some photos I took with it this weekend. I’ve been so impressed with its color accuracy, tone quality, sharpness, and how little noise it has at high ISO levels. More photos can be found in this Flickr album

  
    
    

 

Discovery Park

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A few snaps from my quick walk through Discovery Park. I’ve been working on making sure I get out for a walk every day for at least a half-hour. I wouldn’t call myself much of a nature person. As Woody Allen once said “I am two with nature.” But a walk in the woods can bring a good amount of calm to me, even if it’s just for a minute or two. And though photographing in nature is not my forte, I’ve recently made the decision to push myself just a little bit more with my vision.