April 2 – 8, 2013
Week 46 of the 365 Photo Project was the first time we took a trip out of town since mid January. That was the longest stretch on the ground in quite a while. We took a long weekend in Seattle that was timed around a meeting I had in Tacoma. But that was at the end of the week. Before getting on the place, I took some pictures at home in Anchorage.
You might recall from last week we were still digging out from some snow storms which hit us pretty hard. By Tuesday, April 2, much of it had melted off as you can see from this sunrise shot of the parking garage.
This was a gorgeous morning. I’ve since discovered since I took this picture that the sun needs to be about 4 degrees above the horizon to get these early morning gorgeous shots. The sun is coming up earlier and earlier these days. This was shot around 8:00 AM.
The snow did continue to melt. As you can see from the panoramic shot, there is some grass peeking out from under the snow. Spring and summer are coming slowly.
I had intended for this week to be the week of panoramic shots, but because of the Seattle trip, I didn’t make it. The iPhone is great for getting these shots, but the angles do get a little strange. Speaking of the snow, upon arrival in Seattle on Friday, the weather service issued a snow advisory for 14 inches of snow while we were gone! I was happy we were in Seattle.
I did try to carry the panoramic theme through the week with this shot from my living room.
This is the full 180 degrees of my house. Kind of a cool shot.
On Friday, we got on the airplane and flew to Seattle. We got there in the late afternoon / early evening. We decided to go to the top of the Renaissance for dinner and take in the gorgeous view of the Seattle Skyline.
I kicked myself for not bringing my DSLR, but the iPhone was good enough to get this shot.
On Saturday, we mainly walked around the town and shopped. It was raining something fierce, but didn’t deter us from having fun. I thought it would be fun to get a shot of Evan with an umbrella under the fountain at Seattle Center.
Just prior to getting this shot, Evan slipped and fell and really hurt his knee. He was a trooper to go through with this shot.
As we walked, and as the sun came out at one point, I got this shot.
I like the way the colors came out and the lines with the break up from the gray window boxes.
That evening, the rain came on in a big way, so we decided to stay in an order room service, which I had never done before. It was a great evening hanging in our hotel.
On Sunday, we did more walking around Pike’s Place, got brunch at the Icon Grill and did a little more shopping. We stopped in for a late afternoon cocktail at a bistro. The windows were large and the light was diffuse coming through. I decided to experiment and grab some images of Evan in the light.
These are some of my most favorite images. I love the quality of the light, the focus and everything is so fun. I even got a timed photo of both of us.
It might also be that we have both lost some weight, and as much as anything, I think we both look great.
Monday, Evan had to fly home, while I waited a couple more days for my meeting. I walked down to Pike’s Market and got some more great shots.
I kept two for the day because I felt I needed to include the above spring Tulips, which were simply beautiful.
As I walked around town, I tried to grab shots of the Space Needle from different angles. This one is the one I liked the best.
I sort of got lucky with this one. I didn’t realize how cool the green of the spring buds would work against the silhouette of the structure. This is another one of my most favorite images I have taken in the last year.