Overnight in Seattle

After a long cramped flight from Detroit we arrived a day early (Saturday) for our cruise in Seattle to insure we made our cruise, avoiding concerns of possible flight delays or over booking. Once checked in to our hotel room, we caught a bus heading downtown with the idea of exploring the famous Pike’s Market and the surrounding areas. The Seattle people on the bus were both friendly and helpful making sure we didn’t miss our stop and gave us some safety tips too.

For the next five hours we walked though the market’s many tightly packed shops, and nearby areas, enjoyed photographing the sites, some interesting people then had a very nice seafood dinner before taking the bus back to the hotel . .  after that long flight and spending the day exploring of the Market area we had no trouble sleeping that night in Seattle.


A busy Saturday afternoon at Pike's Market under the Pike's Market Pig.

A busy Saturday afternoon at Pike’s Market under the Pike’s Market Pig.

Just wandering Pike’s Market, shooting the people enjoying the day is so much easier with the flexibility of digital. The shot above was taken on a bright overcast day and the one below of the woman tending to her flowers was indoors. Moving between these two different scenes was almost too easy and makes shooting like this fun.

A woman tending her flower in Pike's Market.

A woman tending to her flowers in Pike’s Market.


As the Ruby Princess leaves Seattle, I found a steady place at the stern to brace myself against, as shooting with a tripod on a moving ship doesn’t away make sense, and captured the Seattle skyline. The key here is to get a good balance of shutter speed and f-stop so you have a crisp image with depth.

The Seattle skyline from the Cruise ship and it leaves port.

The Seattle skyline from the Cruise ship as it leaves port.

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