The MOHAI is a super rad museum in Seattle with exhibits ranging from the history of the Seattle’s founding and frontier days before statehood to the technology currently being created here. It is something I have come to really enjoy visiting to learn more about this city that Cassidy and I made our home almost four years ago.
On a random day back in 2013 I took a long walk around our neighborhood, Capitol Hill, and into South Lake Union with my Nikon EM loaded with Lomography Color Negative 400 film. This is the same camera I used on my day at SafeCo Field with Cassidy’s dad.
I took pictures of the things that caught my attention. One of which was a collection of geese that were hanging out around this fountain near the MOHAI. They were minding their own business and let me get pretty close to snap this photo.
That day was really fun to walk about and capture things. I don’t do it often and should more.
Anybody want to organize a photo walk in Seattle? What should we take pictures of?
Yesterday I posted a picture of an usher from a Mariners game I went to a couple of years ago with my now father-in-law. It was against the Boston Red Sox, whom I had never seen play before as they are an American League team and I root for the greatest baseball team ever, the SanFrancisco Giants who are a National League team.
The day was really fun. As I am not a fan of either team it was fun to simply enjoy the game for being a baseball game. Plus, it gave me the opportunity to look at around at the stadium and see what was happening around me. I had my Nikon EM 35mm camera with me, which actually used to belong to my father-in-law. He gave it to Cassidy long before we moved to Seattle and since I am a big photography nerd she lets me take pictures with it.
I snapped a few shots on some Lomography Color Negative 400 film that day. Here are a few others that I have scanned. Let me know what you think in the comments!
I took this picture a couple of years ago from the roof of an apartment building on Broadway in Capitol Hill. It was a summer evening and we were hanging out with friends. I had my Nikon EM 35mm camera with me and wandered off to snap some photos from various vantage points of the roof while Cassidy talked with our friends. This is kind of a common occurrence. Anyways, hiding social anxiety with an artistic endeavor aside, I got a few good shots. This one in particular interests me because it softly and subtly showcases the Space Needle. One of my favorite things about Seattle, seeing the Space Needle makes me feel good and reminds me of how Cassidy and I pulled off moving to this wondrous place that we have called home for more than three years now.
Lately, the Space Needle has become harder and harder to see when we are out in the city. With so much development going on soon we won’t be able to see the needle unless we are standing right under it and that saddens me. As a Seattleite I feel that I should be able to see the Space Needle from anywhere in the city. But, with skyscraper after giant apartment building after new Amazon office space going up everywhere here that is getting harder and harder to do.
So, I like looking at this picture and seeing the Space Needle in all of its awesomeness towering above everything. It makes me happy. Maybe this next summer I should go back up to that rooftop and take a new picture, but I’m afraid the results would only sadden me.
A couple of years ago my parents came to visit and we took a trip out to Bainbridge Island. Cassidy and I thought the ferry ride would be nice and it would be good to show them the island. We ended up coming across the annual Bainbridge Island Wooden Boat Festival. It was really neat to see all of these boats that have been meticulously cared for by people passionate about boats and sailing and being rich. I had my Nikon EM film camera with me with a roll of Lomography color negative film in it. I took the chance to snap a few photos while walked around. This is one of my favorite shots I took that day of the dash on a wooden speedboat.