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McCaw Hall, Seattle – 2003

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McCaw Hall, Seattle

This picture might just be the one that ‘started it all’ for me. It was definitely not the first picture I took, nor was it the best–but it was probably the first time that I took a picture and really went, “Wow, I did that.” It was 2003 and there really weren’t too many digital cameras around, but I’d had my little brick-like Sony DSC-S30 for about two years by then. My friends and I always seemed to end up at Seattle Center when we wanted to go on a photography adventure and this was taken right outside of Seattle’s opera house, McCaw Hall. It had just rained so the ground was reflective and everything seemed to sparkle.

I posted it up on DeviantArt (this really dates me) a few days afterwards and it was a Daily Top Favorite, over 18,000 views, 650 favorites, and 320 comments. Talk about confidence boost.

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February 14th, 2012 at 10:55 pm


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A few years ago, my aunt came down with a pretty serious illness. My grandmother asked if I’d come by my aunt’s beloved garden and take some photos of it to present to her as a gift–something she could look at to remind her of home if she was in the hospital. Of course I said yes, and one day me and my grandmother snuck into her backyard and took the pictures. The photos came out a little more abstract that either of us expected, but I was really happy with the results.

Long story short, I gave about 100 photos to my grandma to make into a book and she gave it to my aunt. She loved it. (And she’s doing fine now). Happy ending, yay family.

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October 25th, 2011 at 12:11 pm