Photography, Life Update

Weekly Life v. 1

There has been a lull in my adventures into the deep, dark woods or other points of interest in my area.  While I do have a few outings I have yet to write about here, I wanted to highlight some of the more regular, mundane things I do around Kitsap County.

Pickling cucumber sprouts aggressively trying to grow out of the starter kit. 

Pickling cucumber sprouts aggressively trying to grow out of the starter kit. 

Spring is here and it is that time of year again.  Time for home gardening and farmer's markets.  This is the first year I've been able to produce strong seedlings, which I hope will turn into a good yield when it comes to harvest.  I've been slowly expanding my vegetable garden variety.  Last year it was too many cherry tomatoes and this year I have the Kirby cucumbers, Roma tomatoes, and when I get the chance to hit one of the local markets, cherry tomatoes.  The Kitsap Peninsula lends itself to several small but good farmer's markets.  I stock up on local honey and get special cultivars of cherry tomatoes (I am keen on Sun Gold and Sun Sugar).

Stylized photo editing and double exposure to get two photos taken from the same angle at different focus points.  Vashon Island Ferry Terminal.

Stylized photo editing and double exposure to get two photos taken from the same angle at different focus points.  Vashon Island Ferry Terminal.

Washington state has the largest running ferry system in the U.S. and the fourth largest in the world.  It's pretty impressive until you live here for 20 years and ride them often and it gets less impressive when the ferry is delayed for 25 mins.  Still, when you ride alone and it's pouring rain and foggy, it lends to a strangely beautiful melancholy.

It also reminds me that my camera is not water-sealed or water-proof, nor are my lenses and I should really invest in a camera cover if I want to shoot photographs in the rain. 

This cat is so handsome.

This cat is so handsome.

This was just a chance shot of my friend's cat, Saki.  He's very shy and has to work up to coming out to interact when there are more people in his space than just his people.  He is also an excellent spider killer, so he's always good in my book.

Oh, and I finally got a new lens.  The Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM and while it isn't the 50mm f/1.2L (the super expensive L series lens I hope to get in the distant future), it is a respectable prime lens.

That's all I've been up to in the last two weeks since my last outdoor adventure.  While I don't have a set posting schedule, I do plan that to do "Life Updates" to keep me actively taking photos.