Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

The Wildlife of South Lake Union

Having lived in the city for most of my life, I haven’t had the opportunity to shoot much wildlife.

Sure, I’ve gotten the odd shot of an orca in Elliott Bay, not to mention several photos of the Wild Bremelo in its native habitat. Oh, and who can forget my footage from the midst of the Canadian Thug Goose invasion?

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So, sure, I’ve gotten some “wildlife” footage, but when it comes to photography, most of my stuff trends toward the urban.

This being the case, when I saw a Blue Heron hanging out with a Big Ass Turtle

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The Jump

It’s a Seattle right of passage.

The bridge in South Lake Union Park.

Cherries popped in 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 …

 

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Summer Break in Seattle

Jumper

Jumper

When I get the standard reply from suburban soccermoms, I just politely concede my children’s disadvantage.

“They don’t have a yard? They share a room? You don’t have a car?”

“You’re right”, I say sheepishly, “You’re right. Next year, we’re going to.”

I lie.

They don’t understand, they can’t understand, nor do I want them to. Instead, I play up the “poor us” angle. It makes honkies feel better about themselves.

Two generations of white flight has left the vast majority of suburban Americans completely ignorant of urban life. “What if they get mugged?”, is another oft-repeated question,

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Evolution Aborted

Hula Hooping Wedding Dress Guy in Cal Anderson Park

Chronological Adults in Cal Anderson Park

My kid just came back from a birthday party, and I am perplexed.

The party was cool enough, and everyone seemed to have fun, however, when my daughter began recounting her experiences during the ‘games’ portion of the party, I thought she was putting me on.

“We played games for about two hours.”, she said.

“Cool, how did you do?”, I asked.

“Well, everyone did the same.”, she replied as she rolled her eyes.

She told me about the egg and spoon race, where each child had to race around a course while

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This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Victor Steinbrueck Park

Victor Steinbrueck Park

Gee, folks, nice job taking a shit on the Victor Steinbrueck Park sign.

Don’t tell me, let me guess, “the city doesn’t spend enough on parks because” eh … just fuck you.

The Westlake Park Playground

Westlake Children's Play Area

Work on the Westlake Park Playground has begun.

Soon, bums will have something new to urinate on, and you too will be able to buy crack from the bottom of a sliding board.

Westlake Park – Kids Playground

Westlake Park – Kids Playground

Update: Photos taken on March 1, 2013:

Westlake Children’s Play Area

Westlake Children’s Play Area

Westlake Children’s Play Area

Westlake Children’s Play Area

Westlake Children’s Play Area

Westlake Children’s Play Area

Westlake Children’s Play Area

Westlake Children’s Play Area

Westlake Children’s Play Area

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Photos: Westlake Park

Westlake Park

Westlake Park

Westlake Park

Bikini Weather

Live from Cal Anderson. – Posted remotely from my Android Tablet

Cal Anderson Caption

Cal Anderson Dudes

“Well, you didn’t get it from me!”

“Does this hat make me look gay?”

“No, I don’t even like girls!”

“All of my shorts are in the wash.”

“The molecular weight of Tungsten is 183.84, duh!”

So many titles, so little space in the header.

Picture of the Day: Prolonged Adolescence

Prolonged Adolescence

A wife? Ewwww.

Kids? No way.

A minivan? Not if their lives depended on it.

Clothes that fit? Not ’til mom comes by to do laundry.

Hula-hooping in Cal Anderson Park?

Now that’s something a 35 year-old Seattleite can get up before noon for!