These shells are living a nice indoor life at the Northwest Maritime Center and Wooden Boat Foundation in downtown Port Townsend. I was impressed with the reflections off of the shells … this was taken through the glass door (they were closed as I was walking by, looking for shots to use up the end of this roll of Tri-X). There are some of these that are historic with notable wins. Port Townsend has a long history of boat building.
I was waiting for a service representative in a warehouse store recently when I looked up and noticed the open network of pipes and other parts of the infrastructure. I thought it was an interesting pattern and worth a photo … a lot more than a photo of the service desk.
By the way, I was waiting to be fitted for hearing aids. I don’t have a lot of loss … mostly a reduction in high frequency sounds typical of folks my age. The first thing I really noticed a difference in after getting them was in hearing a lot more birdsong … well worth the extra money and minor hassle. So, I encourage you all to have your hearing checked regularly. You may not realize what you’re missing.
Just a Little Bit Crooked
When I took this image into the Lightroom Development Module and was cropping, I REALLY struggled trying to square it up. But when I stepped back a moment, I realized that there just wasn’t anything I could adjust to make everything square. It reflects the old building just the way it was … crooked stairs and all. Sometimes reality just isn’t squared up. This was shot with a Nikon F6 on Kodak Tri-X … so black and white film … so the grain in the image reflects the film grain.
I know the flower isn’t that sorry looking, but the title occurred to me and I thought it was funny.
This is a film shot … taken with my Hasselblad 503C/M, which I bought for me a couple years back, since I always wanted one (long ago) and couldn’t afford it.
Interior of Water Tower
The water tower at Volunteer Park in Seattle is an amazing visit. The structure is open inside for climbing to the top and having 360 degree views of the surroundings. There are two sets of stairs that curve around the inside between the exterior brick and interior metal tank. A nice workout to climb to the view to the west with downtown Seattle and Puget Sound in the distance.