October 23-29, 2012
Week 23 of the 365 Photo Project saw the days continue to shorten. Snow still hadn’t fallen. With the days getting so short, taking shots at night after work was getting tougher.
Tuesday was something of a desperation shot. The sun had set by the time I got home, so I was without much light. I used the tripod to try to get a long sunset exposure. As I was doing it, a car drove through, so I got this kind of cool headlight effect.
Wednesday was trying to get the sun on the mountains. Again, as you can see, the sun is setting earlier. I keep saying that. I think I made my point. I’d take. This shot at least other time recently. It made the shot of the day this day. These are the Chugach Mountains. Notice how little snow there is for late October.
Thursday put me on the road again. We were headed to Seattle. This was taken in the Alaska Airlines Board room. I think the Alaska Airlines airplanes are fun. There’s a fish one, a couple of Disney ones and the ones with Hawaiian leis.
We went to Seattle for work reasons–to see Wicked and Addam’s Family. Yes, for me that is work. We saw Addam’s Family on Friday evening and Wicked on Saturday afternoon. On Friday day, we went rode the monorail to Seattle Center and went to the EMP. I caught one of my two shots–the guitar tower at the EMP.
The second Friday shot was just outside the EMP. They had these really cool glass towers, and I liked the way they could frame the scenery behind. Very cool stuff.
We had this amazingly hotel room, and I was taken with long nighttime exposures. The night cityscape shots were fun to try. I like the way the sky looks, all cloudy and gray. It was tough getting the white balance adjusted just so and keeping window reflection out of the shot.
I love Pike’s Market. The smells, the sites, and the people. The shot of the market might not be the most exciting, but I like the energy of the shot. That market goes on and on and on.
I did take two again on Sunday. This little boy was like a news busker. It’s a little out of focus because I had just seconds to grab it.
We returned home on Sunday night, and on Monday I was part of a staged reading for a play called 8 by Dustin Lance Black. It is a dramatization of the California Supreme Court case about proposition 8. I read the part of Paul Katami.