Twin Towers of Seattle

What’s it about hotels? I think the glossy glass monoliths of Seattle just leave me a bit cold, and the sort of kitchy but at least more… I dunno… hopeful(?) stuff from earlier generations seems like it has a bit more soul. Like our vestigal monorail and Space Needle (both products of the 60’s), the Westin at least *looks* like it hails from the same age.

Twin towers of the Seattle Westin

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Credit: Ari Brown
  • Camera: Canon PowerShot S90
  • Taken: 22 July, 2011
  • Focal length: 6mm
  • ISO: 125
  • Shutter speed: 1/400s

As it turns out, the first tower was built in 1969, but the second wasn’t completed until 1982 – I guess by then they had to follow the same plan.  I like the idea of Seattle having a set of twin towers to call its own – maybe not as graceful or aspirational, but they fit the vibe of summertime in the northwest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: Canon PowerShot S90
  • Focal length: 6mm
  • ISO: 125
  • Shutter speed: 1/400s

Angles and Sunshine

Group Health Corner

  • Aperture: ƒ/22
  • Credit: Ari Brown
  • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
  • Taken: 18 February, 2009
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/800s
I went out to see what I could see the other day.  I have this big photo-collecting problem: I’m always ready to go after lunch, which is about as bad of a time as one could pick for most pictures.  The only thing left at that time are bugs and flowers (macro stuff) or super high-contrast stuff, like the side of the Group Health office up the street.  I usually find it pretty darn ugly, but in the late day winter sun, the lines and reflection caught my eye.  This was shot with my little 50mm cheapo lens.  I sure do love how sharp it is and the colors always look great too.

  • Aperture: ƒ/22
  • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/800s