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Seattle Under a January Sky | by l.gallier
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Seattle Under a January Sky

I got together with my oldest son, Toby, for breakfast yesterday morning and to do some urban exploring together. Was a delightful time! We thought about having breakfast at "BETHS", Seattle's iconic "twelve egg Omelette, greasy spoon. We had breakfast there the last time we got together so decided to try breakfast at "Smarty Pants ", a quaint hole in the wall watering hole with decent food, down in Georgetown. It was a little after 9 when we got there and there was a sign in the window that said they opened at 10. Crap! Sassy would say, "that's what you get for getting up so damn early." We wound up driving to West Seattle and having breakfast at Easy Street Records and Café. The last, and only other time I had been there was eight or nine years ago. I was single back then, having breakfast with a "Match Date". Yesterday they seated Toby and I at the exact same table I was at nine years ago for that "date". Weird nostalgic vibes. Anyway after breakfast we drove around and took pictures of the city from different vantage points. Made it up to Beacon Hill for this shot. A very popular vantage point that I've seen other Seattle photographers post photos from on Flicker. We had never been there before, not even I on a "Match date", so it was a fun discovery. Now that I know where it's at I'll be going back for sure.

This is a five, long exposure, HDR, shot thru a Hoya 9 stop ND filter. Made all the traffic disappear. I'm tempted to get a pair of nine stop spectacles for driving during those heavy traffic days.


Tomorrow's Monday......again, and to make Monday even better for me, I've got a dentist appointment too.


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Taken on January 29, 2012