Seattle Spring Adventure – A fun and rainy time!

It’s always fun to take a quick vacation and adventure a new place and try delicious local top chefs eats.  It was also my girlfriend Yo’s birthday which we celebrated by enjoying a scrumptious meal at one of  Tom Douglas’ restaurant, Dahlia.

I am starting to enjoy travel and street photography more and more with the Fuji xe2 since it keeps me light on my feet.

The first day there we took a road trip to Vancouver with my cousin Daphne and Keith and their newborn Vivan.  A rainy trip but it subsided enough to enjoy the scenery and the farmer’s market.

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Stopping off at a local umbrella place on the way.  Fancy shop as I know she get’s a lot of business with this rainy town!

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Granville Island Farmer

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My newborn niece Vivian enjoying the road trip!

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Returning to Seattle we had a chance to visit with my Uncle Boy and Auntie Mae!

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The top of the Colombia Center in Seattle is an observation deck.  It’s the tallest building in the state of Washington.  Although it was rainy and windy we made the trip and it was well worth it!  Here are some pics of the views.

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And of course we visited the Space Needle.  We had the brunch at the Sky City restaurant at the top.  The food was not fantastic as the view!  But overall an enjoyable visit.

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Birthday girl!

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The Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit had lots of beautiful glass!

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DSCF9884_crop_pps_700Since our hotel was only less than a mile we could not leave Seattle without taking night hike up 5th Avenue for a evening shot.  :)

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Spring is Near

Flowers and gardens are one of my favorite subjects.  My girlfriend loves to garden and share her knowledge about gardening.  It’s fun to learn about the variety of flowers and watch them blossom.  I particularly like Westeria, Magnolia, and Cosmos.  We call her garden Channing garden.  Spring starts on March 20 this year, so here is to the beginning of Spring!

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fun with Fujifilm!

I found out about the Fuji x100s through an article on the Fundy Software blog.  The examples of images were beautiful.  There is a quality and tone that is usually found in film which is attributed to Fuji’s film settings.  I was impressed enough to check out their line of cameras since I would love something that produces images that are high quality and almost edit free.  As I have read and agree that Fuji’s images are magical.  So I rented a Fuji X Pro-1 from Borrowed lens and took a few street shots.  This picture I took at early evening in a grocery store.  The fruit stand was next to a large storefront window.  Shot under existing light at 1600iso, the sharpness and color saturation is outstanding.