Wednesday, January 29, 2014
I visited a Hard Rock Cafe years ago in Vegas and when I heard Seattle was getting one I was excited. Its right downtown on Pike Street close to Pike Place Market. I finally went and ate lunch there today. I've always like music and guitars, who doesn't? So I've always thought a restaurant based on that theme is cool. Today I enjoyed looking at guitars from Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains, two incredible bands. The food was decent, too. I ate a huge burger called a Red, White and Blue. It had a thick beef patty, bleu cheese, an onion ring, lettuce, spicy buffalo sauce on a brioche bun. Not bad for a Wednesday lunch. My husband and I shared a drink that had Red Bull, mango puree and orange juice and he ate a BBQ chicken sandwich. We polished off our lunch with a crème brulee which we shared. We were stuffed!
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Last weekend I shot some family portraits at Seattle's Olympic Sculpture Park. This park, formally called Myrtle Edwards was built in 2007 and is a great location for portraits. I've photographed Seniors, families and pets here and I love all the different backgrounds, vertical lines and textures the park offers. There is something for everyone at the Sculpture Park. Art, a greenhouse, tons of trees, views of the city, Elliott Bay and the Olympics in the distance. At the entrance of the park is a fountain and stairs which lead to a walkway across the park. I usually start there at the stairs because I love the vertical lines in the background. The family I photographed were really nice and were great to work with. They have a four month old son who did wonderful during the shoot and didn't seem to mind the cold January day. Luckily for us it was a beautiful sunny day. The sky was clear and rain was very far from everyones mind that Saturday. To mix up their photos a little, I did some in sepia tone, some in black and white and the rest in color. The Olympic Sculpture Park is a beautiful place and another reason I love Seattle so much.