Going downhill…

August 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

Bike car

Two men in a bicycle car ride along Airport Way S in Georgetown, Seattle, during the 2012 Dead Baby Downhill ride.

I’m not one to pass up an epic party. And with my studio/office in Georgetown, Seattle, one of the highlights of the neighborhood is the annual Dead Baby Downhill party.

Epic times, indeed.

bike action

Airport Way S was a blur of cyclists as they rode into the area.

 

tall bike

The tall bike is, well, a big part of the event.

Georgetown was a wasteland of bicycles.

Bikes were locked to anything and everything.

After the light began to fade, the party got rolling…

BMX rider

A BMX rider catches air off a ramp.

fire on a sidewalk

A fire was set on the sidewalk, adding some drama to a tetherball game…

The best is saved for last… the tall bike jousting…

Bike jousters

Hundreds gathered to witness the spectacle that is tall bike jousting.

Jousting

Tall bike jousting is pretty wild to watch…

 

Send in the clowns…

June 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

Seattle clown

A person dressed as a clown on a street corner in Seattle.

Clowns scare me.

Elliott Bay

June 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

shoreline

The waters of Elliott Bay wash onto the shore near Jack Block Park in West Seattle. Photo by Richard Walker

This grey Seattle morning found me up early and out on my motorcycle. I decided to swing by Jack Block Park in West Seattle.

I liked the contrast between the moody waters of Elliott Bay and the rocky beach.

Carnival in Georgetown

June 11, 2012 § 2 Comments

Captain Flash

2012 June 09 – Captain Flash was out saving unicorns again this year at the Georgetown Carnival.

The Georgetown Carnival has come and gone again. There’s always something to see.

And beer to drink…

Power tool race

Mobs gather to see souped-up power tools race to destruction.

this is a dog

Hey look, there’s a dog in the bushes…

Memorial Day

May 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

Memorial Day cemetery

Memorial Day 2012 at Forest Lawn Cemetery, West Seattle. Photo by Richard Walker

Memorial Day here in West Seattle sees lots of fun in the sun and barbecues, but I thought I’d stop by Forest Lawn Cemetery to see the grave markers decorated with crosses and flags.

Pike Place Market

May 9, 2012 § 3 Comments

Pike Place

A man with headphones walks near Pike Place Market in Seattle, WA.

Pike Place Market called… Didn’t leave a message…

My usual modus operandi when shooting street photography is to use my Fuji X100. But I decided this time to just use the Nikon D3 I had with me (I was also out shooting tilt-shift images… but that’s for another post…). It’s a little uncomfortable photographing strangers with a camera that large. The shutter sounds like a gunshot, and the camera itself can be a bit intimidating.

Pike Seattle

A woman passes by at Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA.

I soon realized, however, that most people in the market, for whatever reason, are completely oblivious to my taking pictures. I suppose it has something to do with the throngs swarming with cameras of their own. It’s easy to blend in and just shoot point-blank.

Seattle

Two men at Pike Place Market, Seattle.

Pike Trio

A trio of people at Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA.

Market shopper

Shoppers at Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA.

Found…

May 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

Seattle rain

Abstract of a rainy street scene in Seattle, WA.

A few images I found digging through my stash… Seattle always proves itself to be a treasure trove for photography.

Bauhaus Coffee, Seattle

Computer users at Bauhaus Coffee, Seattle.

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