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Monthly Archives: June 2011

City tour, Seattle style.

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The interns piled into a 15-passenger van today for a tour of Seattle led by Dave Boardman, editor of The Seattle Times. A good time was had by all.

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Seen: Vietnamese Anti-China Protest

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I heard a commotion on Sunday afternoon, and saw some people across the street all staring at the intersection a few houses down. In the middle of the street was a loud protest with yellow signs. I didn’t have a picture of the day yet, so I ran to my room, grabbed the camera and my keys, and proceeded to follow the protest for a few blocks for pictures. From what I could tell, it was the Vietnamese community from Seattle-Tacoma area protesting against China. when I got in, I took a look on Google and found out that it was planned in solidarity with rare protests happening in Hanoi. Wild, huh.

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This is what I saw coming through the intersection near my house.

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This guy spent much of his time shouting into the megaphone. I don’t know exactly what he was saying, but he was emphatic.

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A lot of the participants were shielding their faces with their signs from the photographers/videographer.

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SPD was there and was very helpful in keeping the protest safe from drivers. The intersections can be nasty in my neck of the woods.

Day Off: Woodland Park Zoo

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My schedule is a little strange this week, since I am working on Saturday night (but not really working – we get to see the presses as part of the internship). So I joined my favorite Stephanie and her friend (and her friend’s son) on a trip to the Woodland Park Zoo. The weather was nice, and the zoo wasn’t too crowded. And the animals came out to play a bit! A very worth-it visit and day off adventure.

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For size comparison, see here.

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Um, Steph – that’s not a zoo animal. That’s the baby.

Georgetown Carnival: To the right.

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Something strange appeared when I looked through my photographs from the Georgetown Carnival on Saturday. Do you see it?

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(this one is a stretch)

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What a strange combination of punk, rock-n-roll, live music, antique vendors, food, kids, dogs and sunshine. It was rather enjoyable.

Seattle at dusk.

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I found myself out and about much later tonight than any other night so far. I’ve now been here a week. Crazy, it feels like it’s been so long, yet it hasn’t been at all. This city is incredibly beautiful.

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Alki beach

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From the King County Water Taxi fishing pier

My first Seattle video: The apartment.

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This was made from test footage on a Panasonic AVCCAM AG-HMC150 camera and produced as part of my workflow training for my internship with The Seattle Times.

It’s a neat camera, and I seem to have figured out how to expose and compose the same way I would a still camera. Or at least vaguely close.

(Thanks to my coworker and teacher-of-things Danny Gawlowski for the lower thirds. I don’t really live with a Scary Man, I live with two very awesome girls.)

Changing locations.

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A week ago Thursday morning, I left for my summer internship at The Seattle Times. It was not an easy morning. But Seattle is beautiful. And three days in, the internship is off to a good start. So all is well. But I still miss home. And Scott.

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