Friday, August 31, 2018

Row Boat

The first thing I notice when I look at all of the sculptures is the different shapes of glass. There is never the same glass piece in a single sculpture. The second thing I notice is the crisp reflection off of the glass bottom. It provides an interesting new view of the glass.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Glass Garden 

The next room was a long row of different glass sculptures. They came in all different colors, shapes, and sizes. The hardest part about that pictures of glass is it reflects light very well. The front blue pieces of glass were easy to photograph but the back yellow piece of glass made my photo look overexposed. To fix that I increased the shutter speed and focussed on the yellow glass to make sure that it didn't ruin the picture.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018


The next room in, the lights were covered by colored glass. The glass made the light turn the color casting different colored light across the room. I chose to take pictures of this glass piece because of the ripples in it and the different colors. It was one of the few that were blue and red and I thought two colors would be more interesting to photograph than one.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018


This sculpture was designed with the sea in mind. It has a wave-like appearance, the colors are blue and yellow, and the small yellow glass objects are animals from the sea. Some of the yellow objects are octopus and squid, and others are different types of fish.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Glass Rods

The next day, we went to the Chihuly Museum next to the Space Needle. Inside the museum, it is very dark. Most of the lights are from the glass or lights only lighting the glass. On the bottom of the glass work, there is a reflective surface. The surface creates a complete mirror of the glass. There isn't much of a mirror in this picture, but you will definitely see it soon.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Gum Wall

In an alley near Pike Place Market, there is this gum wall. Supposably, it was cleaned just a few months ago, but so many people have put their gum on the wall that it 'regrew.' Also, on the top of the picture, there are longer pieces of gum. I think this was from a heat wave that went through Seattle. I think it melted the gum and since it was hanging, it started to fall downward.

Friday, August 24, 2018


The last stall I am posting is this glass stall. Seattle is the second largest producing glass city in the world, behind Maruno, Italy. All of this glass was blown in the city. I was lucky enough to see a glass ornament being blown. It is a very delicate process that takes time and patience.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Fresh Produce

Like the crab and fish, the market also has rows and rows of fresh produce. While they had many different types of produce, the most common was cherries. This is because most of the cherries are grown in the northwest. There were three main groups but I heard several other names of cherries.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018


Along with fish, the crab was also very popular in the market. Like the fish, they are all fresh and were just delivered from the fishing boats. The expression they make is creeping me out. They have beady eyes and look like they are about the attack you with their claws.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Rows of Seafood

This stall was selling fresh seafood. All of it was whole until you placed an order or asked for them to cut it up so you could take it home. It was so fresh that you could even see them unloading it from the fishing boats. They took it from the boats and straight to this ice display. From there someone ordered it and took it home to eat.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Pike Place Market

The next day, we went to the market in the morning. The market has everything you think you might need. Fresh groceries from local farmers, seafood, jewellery, glass work, you name it and they have it. Right as you walk up, you see this sign and the ocean backdrop. It is the perfect place for a market from the background to the things they are selling.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Kerry Park

After we finished our tour, we went to the Kerry Park. It has the best view of Seattle. It has a higher elevation which allows me to see more of the city. Luckily when I took the picture, there were no clouds blocking my view of the city.

Friday, August 17, 2018


At the end of our tour around the University, we stopped at the baseball field. They just finished a camp so, we were able to tour the facilities and the field. One thing I remember from the dugout, is they don't have fans like we do in Texas. Instead, they have heaters to keep the players warm.

Thursday, August 16, 2018


During the many times we were in Seattle's nature, almost every one of those times I found a type of berry. There were blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries. The northwest is also known for their cherries. While I had many of them, I was never able to see them on their trees.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Lake Washington

Looking out from the shell house is the lake and part of downtown. I like how we can see all aspects of Seattle. The water, the animals, the city, and even a mountain in the background. This is where the rowers practice their rowing. They go out from the dock and practice on the open lake.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Shell house

One of the athletic events that the University of Washington is known for is their rowing. We saw both of their shell houses, the place where they keep the rowing boats (called shells). One of the most famous shells is the 'Husky Clipper.' It was the shell that the 1936 United States Olympic team used to win gold.

Monday, August 13, 2018

George Washington

As we entered the University of Washington, we were met with this statue of George Washington. It was placed in 1909 from the request of a professor. In the back left is a broken obelisk. It is one of six with the others in Houston and New York City. Behind that is the Suzzalo library, who was the president of the university from 1915-1926.

Saturday, August 11, 2018


This picture has more than the grey rocks. There is the green algae on the rocks, the brown stick, and the multi-colored leaf. I wanted to have the leaf be the centerpiece of this picture but also have some of the other objects in the picture so the leaf would stand out.

Friday, August 10, 2018


In the surrounding area of Seattle, there are millions of trees and hundreds of rivers. I like how I was able to capture the entire scene. We can see the trees, the river, the sky, and the whitewater. It's the nature around Seattle in one picture.

Thursday, August 09, 2018


I like to take pictures from new angles. This trip, I took several pictures from a low vantage point. I think it works for this picture because normally we don't even see the water from this angle. It also works because, at this perfect time, the water rolled over the rock. It's small details that help the big picture.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

White Water

The river I saw had everything I wanted to photograph. Whitewater (the white bubbles created from fast moving water), rocks, and calm water. I like the color of the rocks. They aren't just a Texas grey, they have a green color from the algae.

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Ocean Fog

I like how Seattle has both skyscrapers and trees in it. The trees provide a nice balance between the big grey buildings and themselves. They also provide something else to look at, so when you look at Seattle you don't just think of buildings.

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Morning Haze

The first place we went in Seattle was a river out in nature. I like this picture for the haze in the background that is bad in most pictures but good for this one. The haze helps to make a transition from the green trees to the grey sky. It makes the front trees look greener and the back trees look more like the sky. 

Friday, August 03, 2018


At the very end of the firework show, many fireworks explode in a short amount of time. Like the last picture, I like this because of its simplicity. Also because of the cool 'hidden' features in the picture. Like the fire from where the fireworks were being shot from and the smoke from all the fireworks.

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Ball of Fire

This picture has the basics. A basic white firework that is in focus and isn't too bright or dark in the frame. And a black background which helps the firework stand out. While some pictures I like have a lot in them, I like this for its simplicity. It's clean, simple, and sharp.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Colorful Fireworks

Towards the end of the firework show, many fireworks exploded near the ground. I like the different contrast between the fireworks. The white ones are smaller and have streaks that shoot out from it. The red ones are longer and brighter. The orange ones are the longest but the least bright making them hard to see and photograph.