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Thursday, July 28th, 2011

The perfect beverage after a long, hard day at work. Redhook double black stout with coffee.

Redhook double black stout with coffee

Redhook double black stout with coffee

Kathryn found these in a closet the other day so we threw a couple in the fridge.

Redhook db

Redhook db

After a closer look we noticed that these had been stashed away for quite a while. Now, beer isn’t known to get better with age. But it was tasted great and the more I read into it the more I found out that many craft brewers are aging their brews. So this 2008 was dellllicious.

Perfectly aged

Perfectly aged

Waitin’ for the bus…

Monday, July 25th, 2011
Ozzy and Kathryn waitin' for the bus...

Ozzy and Kathryn waitin' for the bus...

Dreaming of a new home

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

We bought a house!!!

We just signed off on a new home.  We’ve been saving and waiting for this moment for a long time now.  We found a home that we love and can’t wait to move in.  A few days ago Kathryn even ordered a couple home improvement books to renovate and remodel our home the right way.  This is what I found when I went to bed last night…

Dreaming of a new home

Dreaming of a new home

The Golden Hour in Seattle WA

Monday, July 11th, 2011
The Seattle Space Needle taken from Olympic Sculpture Park

The Seattle Space Needle taken from Olympic Sculpture Park

The Seattle Skyline taken from Kerry Park in Queen Anne

The Seattle Skyline taken from Kerry Park in Queen Anne

Seattle Waterfront

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Here’s a shot of the Seattle waterfront taken from the Bainbridge Ferry over the 4th of July weekend.  Click on the image below to see a larger version. I’m sorry if it takes a while to load; it was a large file.  The photo is a bit bit distorted on the ends because I had to shoot with a 70-200 and I was too close to downtown.

 

Seattle Waterfront Panorama shot from the Bainbridge Ferry

Seattle Waterfront Panorama shot from the Bainbridge Ferry

The Bumpasaurus is back!

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Baby got back! What do those words conjure for you? Scantily-clad women with large round… well you know. Well for me it takes me back to when My Posse’s on Broadway was bumpin’ in my tape deck. Not an mp3, not a Napster download, or even CD, I meant cassette tape.

I was born and raised in Yakima, WA. Far from L.A. and New York, or the usual places rap music came from. So the first time I heard a rapper by the name of Sir Mix-A-Lot, a rapper from Washington State at that, I had to listen; and he was good! Sir Mix-A-Lot really put Seattle music on the map for ME. Yeah there’s Jimi Hendrix and many others before him but for me it was Sir Mix-A-Lot. I mean Baby Got Back has been everywhere from background music in high school dance routines, Cameron Diaz shook her booty to it on Charlie’s Angels, and even made it onto the tv show Friends. Mix is Big! And he’s back!

That brings me to the other part of this story. A little over six years ago I moved to the Seattle area to start a career in web design. I moved here on new year’s day. #1 – It’s not the best day to get up early and move heavy boxes and furniture. #2 – I had to find the closest ski resort to go riding since it was pretty much mid-season and I missed my beloved White Pass.  I ended up going to Stevens Pass for two reasons great snowfall and the mountain itself looked sick!  The photos on their website really made you wanna ride there.

I’d been into photography for a few years by then.  Not professionally, mostly just snapshots of friends and family.  But I love stills, moments frozen in time; as cheesy as that sounds.  I will stop and stare at pictures anywhere.  My wife loses in places like the airport because I get distracted by pictures.  I haven’t yet but someday I’d like to post the photo that really made me want to do this as more than a hobby.  It’s not inappropriate or anything but it’s just not the right time.  I’ve already over-hyped it by saying that.

That brings me back to the Stevens Pass photos.  I had to find out who took them or what agency made their site so I could find this photographer’s portfolio.  It was cool to hear that it was a local photographer. A guy by the name of Chase Jarvis.  He may have been big in photography circles by then but I had never heard of him.  I just knew  that I liked his work and would like to do something similar someday.  I’ve revisiting his site and reading his blog ever since.  I’m a Chase Jarvis groupie.  I know that sounds creepy but there are many of us.  Scott if you’re reading this, you’re one too and you know it.  By groupie I really just mean that I follow and have learned a lot from the Chase Jarvis team.  Their workflow, photography style, and the philosophy of sharing your photos and giving back.

When Facebook came along it made it easier to follow people and share photos.  Then the iPhone came around which made Facebooking and taking pictures easier.  Then came the Best Camera app was created which made taking pictures, simple post production, and sharing photos easier than ever.  There’s a photo app for everything from grungy borders to the Hipstamatic look.  Now the iPad is helping us share in ways we never could before.  All the while Chase Jarvis was pushing the industry by blogging about behind the scenes workflow, printing the first all iPhone photography book “The Best Camera Is the One That’s With You™” to testing the first ever DSLR that shot video.

This past Wednesday, Chase interviewed Sir Mix-A-Lot about his life, the music industry, and what the future holds for Mix.  This was all done LIVE on Chase’s site.  That’s where we are today; anyone can write,  broadcast, or share just about anything online; for very cheap, if not free.

During the LIVE interview Chase also shot the cover for Sir Mix-A-Lot’s upcoming album while also taking questions from viewers on Twitter.  I was lucky enough to Tweet a quote by Sir Mix A-Lot which won me an autographed Polaroid by both Chase and Sir Mix-A-Lot.  What???  That’s sick!  Who would’ve ever thought that I would own a very limited edition Chase Jarvis photo of Sir Mix-A-Lot without paying an arm and a leg.  I love the internet!!

Here’s the Polaroid I won.

 

Sir Mix-A-Lot by Chase Jarvis

Sir Mix-A-Lot by Chase Jarvis

I’d like to thank the team at Chase Jarvis Inc. for putting on the show and helping to push photographers and our industry.  Oh yeah, your studio is sick.  The large prints on the wall stop you in your tracks.

Longboarding in Kirkland

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Some shots of some guys longboarding by Juanita High School in Kirkland.

Longboard on the street

Longboard on the street

Longboarding in Kirkland

Longboarding in Kirkland

Rollin'

Rollin'

The downhill

The downhill

Cruising

Cruising

Carving through the corner

Carving through the corner

Carving through the corner

Carving through the corner

Letting go

Letting go

Longboarding

Longboarding

Gettin' low

Gettin' low

Longboarding

Longboarding

Longboarding

Longboarding

Longboard

Longboard

Longboarding in Kirkland, WA

Longboarding in Kirkland, WA

4th Of July Weekend

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

4th Of July Weekend 2011 – No fireworks just family, food, and a lot of sun.

Hood Canal - Driftwood Keys, WA

Hood Canal - Driftwood Keys, WA

Damon

Damon

Hood Canal & Olympic Mountain Range

Hood Canal & Olympic Mountain Range

Flying Crane at Hood Canal

Flying Crane at Hood Canal

Hood Canal at Driftwood Keys, WA Panorama

Click to enlarge - Hood Canal at Driftwood Keys, WA Panorama - Click to enlarge

H2O at Hood Canal

H2O at Hood Canal

Couple on the beach at Driftwood Keys, WA

Couple on the beach at Driftwood Keys, WA

Sand Dollars on the beach

Sand Dollars on the beach

Sand Dollar

Sand Dollar

Redhook WIT, Washes down whatever the world serves up.

Redhook WIT, Washes down whatever the world serves up.

Mmm... Redhook WIT and Tapatio flavored Doritos

Mmm... Redhook WIT and Tapatio flavored Doritos

The necessities. Hood Canal Brewery Growler, Redhook WIT, and some Rockstar for the morning.

The necessities. Hood Canal Brewery Growler, Redhook WIT, and some Rockstar for the morning.

One for the road. Hood Canal Brewery

One for the road. Hood Canal Brewery

Foooooood

Foooooood

Smo's - Smores by Kimmy

Smo's - Smores by Kimmy

The view at night

The view at night

The Campfire Glow

The Campfire Glow