December 02, 2011

Seattle Vacation

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I just started this blog, and already I’ve let it go without an update for over a month. Well, I’m going to use this post to jump start it, and I’ll be getting back to work soon. I actually just started a new position which is taking up more of my time, but I’ll work on a more regular update schedule.

Back to the blog: Last month, I took my first vacation in awhile. My girlfriend and I flew to Seattle to visit my best friend who went to work at Microsoft last year. We were only there for four days and not wanting to neglect my friends, I didn’t make photography my priority, but I did try to make sure I got a few shots in.

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The architecture of the Kansas City Airport and the blue light coming in from outside made for an interesting photo.

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A boy waiting for his flight at the Denver Airport.

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Once we got to downtown seattle, i was intrigued by the geometry and colors of these urban hills.

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We took the underground tour and learned about Seattle’s history.

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This is one of my favorite random shots from the trip. I love the colors.

Next time I visit, I plan on making photography more of a priority. I’ll probably spend more time at the market as well. I don’t know how it is for other photographers, but for me, it’s difficult to really get into the zone when you have people talking to you or waiting for you to finish up so they can continue to the next area. When I’m shooting street, if I can get away with it, I like to stay in one area for awhile. Study the light, study the movements of people, listen to the sounds.
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I took this shot while an a capella group was singing and this guy walked right through their performance.

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I was lucky enough to get some good pictures on the flight back. It can be difficult to get good pics from the window of a plane. Fortunately, we were at a great angle to catch the sunset on our way back.

Next week, stay tuned for some thoughts on geometry in composition.

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