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photo shoot

I never used a fisheye before. It is fun! I should (and will) write more about what this was and perhaps find more pictures to post. But I really want to sleep right now after too much programming over the last few days... Will write more soon...

under the locks

as promised, here is more water from Ballard Locks...

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fast water

Another picture from Ballard Locks. There is so much water around it is impossible not to take a variety of moving water pictures...

In this one I tried to get time-freeze effect with a very fast shutter speed (1/1600). I am not quite satisfied with the result thought... There was too much water in the frame of 70mm (so this is cropped, which has its price). It would be more interesting if I got closer to the water and (ideally) added some non-water details. And perhaps even faster shutter speed or even flash. Will have to try it again...

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metal

do you find it boring? perhaps it is. but it had its own kind of perfection...

from a bridge over Ballard Locks.

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hidden rainbow

From yesterday's Flickr meetup at Ballard Locks. There was a lot of water there so there will be a few more pictures of falling and running water here...

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phone booth

My first shot from today's Flickr meetup (http://www.flickr.com/groups/seattlemeetups/pool/) at Ballard Locks. It was fun. More people turned out then ever (over 60). And Ballard Locks is very cool place, it is hard to believe that in my 13 years in Seattle this is my first time there...

The phone booth is techically not in the locks but right next to the entrance. I have not idea if it actually works. Getting inside and looking at the phone didn't actually cross my mind. Perhaps it should have.

I have more pictures from the meetup, will certainly keep posting them for a few days...

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yet another zen garden...

A rare sunny day in Seattle... We went for a walk at Alki Beach.

There isn't much to say about how the piture was taken. There was plenty of people around but it turned out there is some empty space left after distractions are cropped away.

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interview

>It is a typical street scene in Tokyo. It may be hard to imagine but it is true. In a week in Tokyo I've seen more TV crews taking interviews than I've seen in the rest of my life. Not to mention being a target of one (I wish I could see the result - I am sure I look way more silly there than Bill Murray...).