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05 Jul 2012

Independence Day 2012

My yearly ritual to capture the fireworks over Gasworks Park was a bit different this year, since our good friend Eugene had moved out of state and thus we couldn’t use his roof. Instead, we braved the parking and traffic to secure a spot on the shores of Lake Union as we had a few years ago. After waiting about 6-7 hours and eating our fill of barbecue, we were greeted by what in my opinion was the best fireworks […]

30 May 2011

University Street Fair and Gasworks Park

Last Sunday the 22nd was the University Street Fair, and my friends and I decided go to out and shoot some street photography. I hadn’t done any dedicated street photography for some time now, so it was a welcome change to most of the other types of things I’ve been shooting lately. I only brought my Nikkor 50mm ƒ1.4 and 85mm ƒ1.8 with my D700 and quite honestly, I didn’t miss the zoom at all. There were plenty of things […]

05 Jul 2010

Independence Day 2010

Just like last year, I spent Independence Day atop Eugene’s apartment building in the U-District of Seattle to watch the fireworks over Lake Union. The weather wasn’t quite as nice as last year’s, but the cloud cover helped reflect some of the light down, making the whole show seem a bit brighter. Here’s a link to all my photos: http://verdugo.smugmug.com/Events/Independence-Day-2010/ And a few of my favorite photos, followed by the Flash-powered gallery:

05 Jul 2009

Independence Day 2009

The first test for my new D300 and Velbon tripod legs was the Independence Day fireworks over Lake Union. Eugene’s roof ended up being pretty much a perfect location, with a nice view of the Space Needle in the background.  Both the camera and tripod work flawlessly 🙂  Here’s a few selected photos: [smugmug url=”http://verdugo.smugmug.com/hack/feed.mg?Type=gallery&Data=8800354_vsnxA&format=rss200″ imagecount=”100″ start=”6″ num=”4″]