Week 31 | January 11 – 17, 2020

Woke up thinking I took no shots this week. Checked the camera and remembered the snow. That’s what cameras and pictures can do; help unleash those memories. That mine were only a few days old and lost tells me…what?

Delayed starts to school earlier in the week. Wednesday was cancelled all together.

Not many shots to pick from this week. Cold pushes me inside.

Loyal Heights, Washington. January 14, 2020. Fuji x100f.
Ballard, Washington. January 14, 2020. Fuji x100f
Green Lake, Seattle. January 14, 2020. Fuji x100f.
Loyal Heights, Washington. January 14, 2020. Fuji x100f.
My Office. January 17, 2020. Fuji x100f.

Week 30 | January 4 – 10, 2020

Winter is here. Dark days with rain. Wind comes off Puget Sound and everything is colder than the temperature gauge. Next week forecast is snow. At least snow can be photographed.

Conspiring with the weather, the legal workload has been high and will probably grow higher in the next couple of months. I can’t and won’t complain. It’s good, challenging work.

Digging through my meager batch of snaps, I’ve selected a few. All JPEGs, of course. Classic Chrome. But posting them only out of obligation. I doubt any make a “best of” list.

Here you go:

Green Lake, Seattle, Washington. January 4, 2020. Fuji x100f.
Green Lake, Seattle, Washington. January 4, 2020. Fuji x100f.
Ballard, Washington. January 4, 2020. Fuji x100f.
Green Lake, Seattle, Washington. January 4, 2020. Fuji x100f.
Aurora Avenue, Seattle, Washington. January 9, 2020. Fuji x100f.

Week 29 | December 28 – January 3, 2020

Another week. This time we click over the calendar to a new year and a new decade. Twenty years now since the y2k “scare;” since we partied like it’s 1999.

This week’s photos feature some scans from a roll of Ilford HP5 400 shot at Fisherman’s Terminal. One from Chicago and one from an Uber ride return. Such a diverse set shows my rich and varied life. I am lucky.

Fishermen’s Terminal. Seattle. December 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ilford HP5 400.
Fishermen’s Terminal. Seattle. December 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ilford HP5 400.
Golden Gardens, Seattle. December 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ilford HP5 400.
Chicago. December 28, 2019. Fuji x100f.
Seattle. December 29, 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ilford HP5 400.

Week 28 | December 21 – 27, 2019

Christmas week. Traveling. Chicago. A freak 60 degrees. Record breaking weather for the Windy City.

Several hundred photos are locked away in my x100f or on a roll of Silberra 400. I’ll sort, edit and post over the next few weeks. For now, a few from the iPhone.

Here you go:

Art Institute of Chicago. December 26, 2019. iPhone 8 Plus.
Art Institute of Chicago. December 26, 2019. iPhone 8 Plus.
Art Institute of Chicago. December 26, 2019. iPhone 8 Plus.
Art Institute of Chicago. December 26, 2019. iPhone 8 Plus.
Chicago. December 25, 2019. iPhone 8 Plus.

It’s nice having an iPhone for quick shots.

2019 Year End – Film

I have over 800 film photos in my library for the past year. That’s prolific. Of course several days in Sicily with Ektar film helped with the totals.

With the digital shots it’s easy to pin the date of capture to the image. With film I get the date the image was scanned. So putting these in some kind of monthly order doesn’t make as much sense. Grouping them by camera or film type seems much more interesting.

I have only two film cameras: a Canon AE-1 Program and a Rollei 35 S. They both take great photos.

My favorite film is probably Ektar 100. But the weather, color and light most appropriate for Ektar is my favorite weather too. Maybe that clouds my judgement.

Anyway, here are twelve fifteen (I couldn’t drop any) film shots from 2019 that I especially enjoy:

Silberra 400
Phinney Ridge, Seattle. November 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Silberra u400.
Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Silberra u400.
Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Silberra u400.
Ilford HP5 Plus 400
Ellensburg, Washington. May 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Ilford HP5 Plus 400
Kodak Portra 400
Ellensburg, Washington. September 2019. Rollei 35 S. Portra 400.
Ballard, Washington. August 2019. Rollei 35 S. Portra 400.
Kodak Ektar 100
Woodland Park, Seattle. November 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Woodland Park, Seattle. November 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Carnation, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle. August 2019. Rollei 35 S. Canon AE-1 Program, Ektar 100.
Ortigia, Sicily. August 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Taormina, Sicily. August 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Taormina, Sicily. August 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Taormina, Sicily. August 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Ballard, Washington. May 17, 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.

2019 Year End – JPEGS

So comes the end of the year. Even an end to the decade. Five more years and we are 1/4 of the way through the 21st century.

I went back through many of my photos from the past year. I was going to pick my favorite from each month. But what is a favorite? Mine change from day to day. Mostly I like the black and white shots. Especially if they are a bit dark and geometric. I don’t post photos of people (although I make an exception below). My favorite tonight-when I’m tired, when I’m just starting to put this together-could be looked at critically tomorrow. Why did I like this shot?

You are not here to read. You are here for photography. Here are my shots:

January
Loyal Heights, Washington. January 11, 2019. Fuji x100f.
February
Queen Anne, Washington. February 2, 2019. Fuji x100f
March
Seattle, Washington. March 25, 2019. Fuji x100f.
April
Ballard, Washington. April 15, 2019. Fuji x100f
May
Ellensburg, Washington. May 11, 2019. Fuji x100f
June
T-Mobile Park, Seattle, Washington. June 6, 2019. Fuji x100f.
July
West Seattle, Washington. July 26, 2019. Fuji x100f.
August
Seattle, Washington. August 1, 2019. Fuji x100f
September
Ballard, Washington. September 6, 2019. Fuji x100f.
October
Fremont, Washington. October 24, 2019. Fuji x100f
November
Fremont, Washington. November 7, 2019. Fuji x100f.
December
Fremont, Washington. December 19, 2019. Fuji x100f.

Week 27 | December 14 – 20, 2019

Second to last week of 2019. More shots than last week. But now the rains have come.

I looked through the pictures, found several. Culled them down and now here we are; all from the same morning. All in Fremont.

Fremont, Washington. December 19, 2019. Fuji x100f. Monochrome-R.
Fremont, Washington. December 19, 2019. Fuji x100f. Monochrome-R.
Fremont, Washington. December 19, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.
Fremont, Washington. December 19, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.
Fremont, Washington. December 19, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.
Fremont, Washington. December 19, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.