Sony A7 + Leica Summicron-R 50mm f2
Mid-March, annual cherry blossom season had arrived. It’s not a surprise that Seattle’s hippest spot for it is right in the University of Washington. It will involve with hours of traffic, finding the impossible “parking spot”, and you will guaranteed bump into at least one person you know in your life that will be there. That! Is the annual thing to do for seattleite.
I got an invited on Friday night, been told that bunch of people are going to the University of Washington around 5AM to avoid the traffic, the people, crazy kids and dogs, parking issues, and you can photograph low-light! Obviously, this isn’t the first time I’ve ever done low-light photography, but since I advanced to Sony A7, I was afraid that I just don’t have a proper wide angle lens to do such task. End result, I had to use an APS-C lens (Pentax DA 21mm Limited) to do the job. Images were cropped nearly about 1/3 off from original image and they were still suffering from the corner smearing. Sadly, I wish I have had a better setup.
Obviously, I am not really an early riser. I dragged on my sleepy head with a zombie body to the scene before I knew who is there, my friend Andrew shouted out my name. That’s what 5AM would do to you! Funny enough! I arrived late, so technically it was around 6AM. These dedicated photographers were already here since 5AM.
Spring! Freshness in the air! Aside from my stupid allergy, I enjoy the spring as long as it’s not raining. Yep! Seattle rains too much! It’s good to have an early spring this year. Hopefully I can take much more serious cherry blossom photos from University of Washington quad before the cold rain destroy them.
I’ve probably been to countless baby shower events. I absolutely stunning by the decorations and food preparation. The countless efforts to congrats the couple with their upcoming new member in the family. I am, as a good friend to the couple, not just a single bachelor, I often became the dedicate photographer since I am carrying around “bigger than compact” cameras. Nonetheless, the joy is in the air!
St. Patrick’s day is coming up!!! Obviously! The bar scene is inevitable. Upon on a birthday celebration, I took her to one of the highest rating Irish bar around Seattle.
When we first walked in. The decor of the entire restaurant was visually striking. It was both traditional and authentic.