Sunday, July 31, 2011

Seattle Day 3, Evening Stroll

I'm a mountain girl with a serious hankering for the ocean. I don't quite know how to have the best of both worlds, so I try to get to the coast at least once a year to satisfy my craving for saltwater and sea mist. Seattle was my first coastal visit this year and although I wasn't able to get out on the ocean, or even the Sound, I sure didn't miss my chance to stare at the water, smile as the seaplanes floated away, or wish I could be in every boat I saw. It helped to visit Lake Union and the Center for Wooden Boats. This was my favorite night of them all in Seattle. I shot a LOT of film and really, really love every image I got. It was the combination of Seattle's clouds and the lovely softbox lighting they provide, the subjects (I'm maybe a little obsessed with boats), and the beautiful colors rendered by Kodak Portra 400 that came together to create some of my most favorite images I've ever made, and that's saying a lot.

After a long walk on the docks at the Center for Wooden Boats, we rode the trolley up to Whole Foods (image below - loved the light) for some snacks. I also wanted a real onion bagel for breakfast in the morning (no real bagels in Utah!) and a treat for later. I ended up getting a black and white cupcake, and wondered if there's anything Whole Foods can't do? I wish I didn't have to drive 20 minutes to get to the nearest one here in Utah. I digress. We walked over to Yellow Dot Cafe (again - loved it!), grabbed sandwiches, then retreated to our hotel rooms for the night. What a nice day filled with lots of film, delicious food, good company, and many boats.


Vanessa said...

So many awesome shots. You obviously had some delicious light to work with. Lots of beauty in this post.

Ashley Moore said...

I love those shots of the upside down boats! So beautiful!