Archive for category Photojournalism

Lasertag at Port Townsend

Lola and Ally living it up in the sun!

Ally, Lola and I went to PT to stay in a brothel. Not a brothel any more but it once was. Now it’s a wonderful hotel (the Palace Hotel) where we had a lot of fun and a lot of meals out! We also went to Fort Warden to walk on the beach

When we arrived we came upon amazing derelict military gun emplacement

Dark and solemn. I love it!

Shadows and Lines!

which was a warren of double-walled rooms (presumably for explosive storage) and which had some wonderful opportunities to photograph textures and shapes.

There was also a great game of laser tag going on. I wanted to join in but instead just jumped on the chance to rattle off some photojournalism.

The wee freedom fighters scoot through the windows!

My favourite. So much motion.

I was so happy with my trusty K20d. Shooting at 800 iso with my 50-135 f2.8 I had plenty of speed even in the low light and the results are so great. Minimal grain and a happy camper (me!) If you want to see more of these images and inspect the images full size to see why the Pentax may well be a better camera than a Canon OR a Nikon take a look at the set on flickr.

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Jinx Water Fight

I had a wonderful experience last week. It was July 3rd, the day before the Big Day and also Gallery Walk night. Jinx were holding a fund raiser picnic come band night come dance cabaret come ‘Belebrity’ dunk tank. At least, the dunk tank was promised but unfortunately never materialised. Apparently all the dunk tanks in Washington State were already booked up for the 4th July celebrations. So, after a scramble, Michelle and crew changed the water element to water balloons with ‘Belebrities as targets.

So Lola, Ally and I all turned up with our picnic, blanket etc only to find we were the only picnickers. Boo! I guess everyone else was insufficiently nerdy to enjoy a good butty on the street. Anyway, before we knew where we were I had been roped into being one of the targets and some rather wonderful photo opportunities ensued. You can see all the resultant images by clicking here.

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