The night kicked off at the District Lounge in the Hotel Deca. I know what you’re thinking… a little classy for this group. We are talking about the same collection of people who demolish boots of beer, turn quiet mountain cabins into dance parties and carelessly jump off giant logs in unison. Everyone was on their best behavior, although this quickly changed as the night progressed.
This is a post about future posts. Sometime soon, you’ll see photos on this blog that look similar to the one above. Sure, you’ll see new boat owner, Nick, at the helm. You might even see Emily rigging a sail. What you will not see are pea coats and clouds. This pleasure-craft is meant to be enjoyed in the Seattle summer, and I can guarantee you that the Andy Aupperlee Explosion 5000 will be there to cover it. Look for a title something like: Despite alcohol, sun; Andy photographs from water—avoids disaster.
On Sunday, May 18, 2008, Ryan and I walked to the U District neighborhood near the University of Washington. The annual U District Street Fair was taking on place on “The Ave;” it occurred to me that this would be a great opportunity to do some people watching so I brought along the D300. I’ve left out the usual camera/exposure information I normally publish on this blog. Every single image here was made in Program Exposure mode on my Nikon D300 with the 18-200mm VR lens. I used a lot of automatic settings so I could quickly grab snapshots on the fly—turning this big DSLR into a fancy point-n-shoot.
Nikon D300. Nikon 18-200mm VR lens @ 22mm.
20 seconds @ f/9. ISO 400