Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Lunch at Seattle's Hard Rock Cafe

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! 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Family Portraits at Olympic Sculpture Park

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.