Volunteer Park | JPEG Presets | Fuji x100f

Climate change? Days have been so bright my Norwegian clock thinks it’s summer time. The cold doesn’t lie. Snow reports and 4:30 sunsets bring me back to time.

On Thanksgiving weekend, I wandered over to Volunteer Park. Once or twice a year I’ll visit the Conservatory. The grounds have numerous old trees. The water tower is over 100 years old now. I remember visiting it when I was in preschool.

The following were all shot with the x100f using in camera presets. Post processed jpegs with minor edits. Usually some cropping. I like square images.

I don’t know the names of the plants.

Volunteer Park, Seattle. November 30, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.
Volunteer Park, Seattle. November 30, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.
Volunteer Park, Seattle. November 30, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.
Volunteer Park, Seattle. November 30, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.
Volunteer Park, Seattle. November 30, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.

Week 15 | September 21, 2019

Weather continues to be colder and wetter than normal: a winter storm warning for some of the mountain passes.

Fewer digital shots this week. I’ve been walking around with the Canon and the Rollei. Still taking pictures everyday, just don’t have the proof.

The last photo is, of course, an imitation of Vivian Maier.

Here’s a few from the past week:

Loyal Heights. September 22, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Ballard, Washington. September 23, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Ballard, Washington. September 23, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Ballard, Washington. September 23, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.
Ballard, Washington. September 23, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome
Ballard, Washington. September 23, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.

Modica and Ragusa, Sicily | Fuji x100f

Over one hundred photos on my digital camera and a couple rolls of Kodak, Portra 400 and I left many shots untaken.

Our day trip from Siracusa, Sicily started in Noto and continued in Modica and ended in Ragusa.

Church of Saint Peter, Modica, Sicily. Friday, August 16, 2019. Fuji X100F. Classic Chrome.
Modica, Sicily. Friday, August 16, 2019. Fuji X100F. Classic Chrome.
Modica, Sicily. Friday, August 16, 2019. Fuji X100F. Acros-R.
Ragusa, Sicily. Friday, August 16, 2019. Fuji X100F. Acros-R.
Ragusa, Sicily. Friday, August 16, 2019. Fuji X100F. Classic Chrome.
Outside Siracusa, Sicily. Friday, August 16, 2019. Fuji X100F. Acros-R.

Ortigia, Sicily | Food

While Ortygia’s alleyways, church facades and street scenes provided ample photographic opportunities, the food didn’t disappoint.

Grilled Prawns. Ortigia, Sicily. Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Fuji X100F. Classic Chrome.
Salad. Ortigia, Sicily. Tuesday, August 13, 2019. iPhone 8 Plus.
Baked Cod. Ortigia, Sicily. Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Fuji X100F. Classic Chrome.
Grilled Fish. Ortigia, Sicily. Thursday, August 15, 2019. Fuji X100F. Classic Chrome.
Ricotta Cheese with Pistachios. Ortigia, Sicily. Friday, August 16, 2019. Fuji X100F. Classic Chrome.

It’s not all food. We had some excellent Prosecco, tried some limoncello, and even had a cocktail or two.

Negroni. Ortigia, Sicily. Friday, August 16, 2019. Fuji X100F. Classic Chrome.

Noto, Sicily | Fuji x100f

Our holiday in southeastern Sicily included a day trip to Noto, Modica and Ragusa. August is a hot time to be in the area and likely keeps the crowds away.

We hired a helpful driver and learned some Italian while being driven from town to town.

The pictures were shot with a Fuji X100F. All jpegs in Classic Chrome.

The Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata, Noto, Sicily. Friday, August 16, 2019. Fuji X100F. Classic Chrome.
Cathedral door, Noto Cathedral, Noto, Sicily. Friday, August 16, 2019. Fuji X100F. Classic Chrome.
Noto, Sicily. Friday, August 16, 2019. Fuji X100F. Classic Chrome.
Noto, Sicily. Friday, August 16, 2019. Fuji X100F. Classic Chrome.
Noto, Sicily. Friday, August 16, 2019. Fuji X100F. Classic Chrome.

Thorp Mill, Thorp, Washington

A day trip over Snoqualmie Pass to Kittitas County gave me the opportunity to visit the Thorp Mill.

I expected to find a dilapidated former mill. Instead, I found it open and staffed by a helpful guide.

“How many people will visit today?”

“Seven.”

“Including me?”

“Yes, that would include you.”

I’ll crib off the Wikipedia page and tell you that the mill was build in 1879. A series of canals divert Yakima River water to turn the grinding wheels. In 1907 a steam generator was added which furnished electricity to launder clothes two mornings a week and light homes a few hours each evening.

In 1977 the mill was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Photos are slightly edited jpegs (Classic Chrome) from a Fuji x100f.

Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji X100F.
Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji X100F.
Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji X100F.
Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji X100F.
Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji X100F.
Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji X100F.
Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji X100F.
Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji X100F.