Chicago – Look Up

January darkness and cold has wrapped up Seattle and suffocated my photography breath. Well, sort of.

It is hard to go out and shoot. Rain. Cold. Darkness, an obvious foe of our hobby.

I’m still shooting. But I’m also revisiting some older shoots. I wanted to put some more from our December trip to Chicago and picked the following shots:

Chicago. December 2019. Fuji x100f.
Chicago. December 2019. Fuji x100f.
Chicago. December 2019. Fuji x100f.
Chicago. December 2019. Fuji x100f.

Northwest Hospital | iPhone 8 Plus

A short medical procedure had me at Northwest Hospital on an incredibly clear morning. Although I had my x100f with me, I took some shots with the iPhone. Some editing in Lightroom and I came away with some shots I rather like.

Here they are:

Northwest Hospital, Seattle, Washington. iPhone 8 Plus.
Northwest Hospital, Seattle, Washington. iPhone 8 Plus.
Northwest Hospital, Seattle, Washington. iPhone 8 Plus.
Northwest Hospital, Seattle, Washington. iPhone 8 Plus.
Northwest Hospital, Seattle, Washington. iPhone 8 Plus.

Magnolia Library, Seattle

The Magnolia Branch of the Seattle Public Library was built in the early 1960s. The style is described as Northwest Regional Modernism.

The architect, Paul Hayden Kirk, worked with landscape architect Richard Haag to design a library that integrated with the surrounding landscape and marked a distinct break from the libraries build between 1908 and 1921 in the Beaux-Arts Carnegie style.

It won an Award of Merit from the Seattle Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1965, and garnered the First Honor Award in the AIA American Library Association’s third annual Library Award Program in 1966. In March 2001, the Seattle Landmarks Board voted to add the Magnolia Branch Library to the city’s list of historic landmarks.

More information can be found at this excellent resource: sah-archipedia.

Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.