Week 23

What an awesome day of exploring and photography this week! My wife had a conference in Seattle, WA, and I decided to take the opportunity to tag along and go take photos for this project. I met up with a friend who I had originally met on a motorcycle forum. I had sent a message to her asking for recommendations of places to go for photo opportunities. Luckily for me, she was free the day I was planning on heading out, so she offered to join me and give me a guided tour as we both practiced our photographic art together. I can safely say she took me to locations I would never have sought out, nor would have known about. We had a great time taking photos, talking about photography and motorcycles, learning a bit more about each other’s craft, and exploring.

I took a lot of photos this day, and tried to narrow down what I would post as much as possible, but there will still be a fair bit in a gallery at the bottom of the page. The photos are generally in order of locations we visited.

Trip started to a walk to All Metals Co.

Blue and Yellow Ford
Blue and Yellow Ford
Ford Custom Cab
Ford Custom Cab

Then over to the Machine House Brewery building

Seattle Brewing and Malting Co. Machine House 2
Seattle Brewing and Malting Co. Machine House 2
Machine House Brewery - Closed
Machine House Brewery – Closed

Now, I might have these next two out of order….But we visited a micro park that is part of the Port of Seattle on the Duwamish River.

Red Gears
Red Gears
06185 - Scrap
06185 – Scrap

And then to Oxbow Park where the ‘Hat and Boots’ are. You can read a little more about the history of the Hat and Boots here: Oxbow Park History

Oxbow Park - Hat
Oxbow Park – Hat
Oxbow Park - Boots
Oxbow Park – Boots

After lunch, we traveled to South Seattle Community College to check out the Seattle Chinese Garden. Sadly, the courtyard was closed, but the grounds are still amazing.

Seattle Chinese Gardens Building Detail
Seattle Chinese Gardens Building Detail
Seattle Chinese Gardens
Seattle Chinese Gardens
Lotus with reflection
Lotus with reflection
Yellow Iris
Yellow Iris
Blue Dragonfly
Blue Dragonfly
Red Dragonfly
Red Dragonfly
Seattle Chinese Gardens Roof detail
Seattle Chinese Gardens Roof detail

I had a wonderful time, and hope to do this sort of trip again. Next time I’ll either be the host, or join up with another photographer in their town as a guest again. Either way, it is a great way to learn about an area and see locations that may be off the beaten path.

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