A trip north

Last weekend Ron and I made a quick trip to the Seattle area to meet-up with some of the pinhole  photographers who live in the Seattle area. It was a fun day of ferry riding, eating, drinking and a little photography.

taken by Ron with a Hasselblad X-Pan

taken by Ron with a Hasselblad X-Pan

Seattle vs. Portland pinholers taken with a pinhole camera

Seattle vs. Portland pinholers taken with a pinhole camera

Ron  spent most of his day at the Communications Museum in the Georgetown area of the city. He was in heaven. The guy volunteering that day turned out to be a man Ron worked with 30 years ago at AT&T. Small world.

Communications museum

Communications museum

The rest of us took a ‘water taxi’ from west Seattle to the downtown area where we rode the elevator to the top of Smith Tower for some views of the city. Smith Tower was once the tallest building in Seattle, but that is no longer the case. It’s a landmark, but doesn’t seem all that tall now.

from the Smith Tower

from the Smith Tower

The Space Needle from the Smith Tower

The Space Needle and Seattle from the water taxi

Seattle skyline with my pinhole

Seattle skyline with my pinhole

roof tops from a pinhole

roof tops from a pinhole

Then it was a short walk to a pub, with horrible service, but good food. Took forever to get waited on and we were the only ones in the restaurant. But that gave us time to visit with our fellow pinholers and make an exposure in the dark restaurant.

pub lunch with an hour long pinhole exposure

pub lunch with an hour-long pinhole exposure

Then we strolled through Pioneer Square  before some headed back to the water taxi and a few of us remained on the city side.

Seattle street scene

Seattle street scene

in a dark alley

in a dark alley

the crowd I had hoped to capture with my pinhole

the crowd I had hoped to capture with my pinhole(same alley)

flowering in an alley

flowering in an alley

Ron captures the pinholers' backs

Ron captures the pinholers’ backs

After a couple of hours our companions were off to catch the train back to Seattle and Ron and I headed to the Ballard area for an overnight stay and dinner at Delancey. If you are in the Seattle area I highly recommend Delancey. We sat at the bar which gave me the opportunity to set up my pinhole camera while Brandon, owner and pizza maker, prepared our dinner. I won’t give you the whole story behind the restaurant because you can read it on their website but to make it short: a woman in Seattle with a blog, a guy in NYC who reads it, he travels west, they meet and marry, open a restaurant in Ballard, then another around the corner and then a bar.

the crowd in front of Delancey's

the crowd in front of Delancey

customers at Delancey's

customers at Delancey

Delancey's at the bar

at the bar

We had only 4 hours sleep the night before so we skipped the ‘after dark’ photography and went to bed. The next day it was another ferry and another adventure…..photos to follow soon.

(all photos were taken with film and one of three cameras: a Zero Image pinhole, a Hasselblad 500 CM and a Hasselblad X-Pan)

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About gretchen

I love living in the Pacific Northwest being close to the mountains and the ocean. My hobbies include photography, travel, reading, biking, walking and gardening. I am an Anglophile at heart and try to visit the UK often. My camera goes everywhere with me.
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One Response to A trip north

  1. Jean Graham says:

    Sounds wonderful!

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