About the title?
Well, N and I saw Counting Crows at last …and it was sooo awesome.
The Traveling Circus and Medicine Show. Counting Crows and Augustana… they both hit the stage at the same time, and they both sang lots of songs.
Pure awesomeness. Two of our favorite groups onstage.
So what have I been up to?
Too many things to mention.
Some things have just been awesome, others have just been things you sort of have to do.
And as usual, here’s the small (!) amount of things I want you to know… (110 photos this time)
Like a roadtrip to Bainbridge Island… driving up to Mukilteo, and then up, up, and a bit farther, just to cross over at Mt. Vernon, and then South I-5 again.
I like pie… I mean… ferries film (portra 160vc or ektar 100 — dunno) on the m6:
Moral of the story: Rewind the film before opening up the m6.
Now shifting to the f3 with good ol’ portra 160vc. First some leftovers from Poulsbo:
Now back to the Fremont Solstice Parade
I’ve realized that having more that 1 film camera screws things up. I know… maybe I just suck, but since sometimes I feel a certain camera would do fine, I leave another at home.
Anyway… when I ran out of portra, I put on a delta 400 on the F3. Still on the Fremont Solstice Parade…
TMAX 400 on the m6 – leftovers from the Fremont Solstice Parade
I love the Seattle music scene. Looots of bands I really like. This makes me think about all the “cooool; trendy” hipsters that will go to the Killers’ Concert (in either Mexico City or Monterrey). Been there… months ago. :). For what it’s worth, these are from a Third Eye Blind concert. TEB rocks really hard!!!. This was with the m6 and Portra 800. These were edited in Aperture. I’m learning how to use it. Rocks on the MBP screen!! Not a big fan of Portra 800, though…
I hated the tones, so I just BW’d the rest…
These are other frames from our every-days…
m6 + p160vc…
And that was it for that Portland getaway.
There’s no sales tax in Oregon… so if you’re thinking about getting a new laptop… you can go there… I did. 🙂
I took N to Ballard for a concert where Trespassers William played. Cool stuff… m6 + portra 400VC:
Then, near the end, came the big event where they took us downtown in buses… and closed down 520 and I-5 at rush hour. Yeah… I guess this is how Microsoft makes friends… oh well… it’s mostly MS people in 520 anyway.
That same weekend we had hamburgers at Pablo’s…. truly delicious delicious stuff… ektar (?) on the m6:
After a quick N-stop to Anthropologie…
Mariners! Well… I’m a Red Sox guy (since I met Hamza – credit where credit is due). Anyway… we went to couple of games… this is against the Blue Jays, I think… f3 + p400vc:
Quick rewind to Portland… using efke25 on the m6… mostly personal stuff, so not sharing more than a few…:
Then, I got a delta3200 on the m6 to see what could happen:
You and me have seen everything to see…
from Bangkk to Calgary… and the soles of your shoes are all worn out…
On a lighter note, I remember a conversation I had with my cousin about Tweeter.
Two types of people use Tweeter: Truly useful information sources or poser attention whores.
Now, I wonder what’s the logic behind microblogging for the second type…
I’m doing some very very interesting/cool stuff.
No joke, I’m getting beaten up and the police has actual crimes to solve, so they’re not coming.
Awesome. That last one was by Perez Hilton FYI…
Now… really… do we need a microblogging engine to know that a certain dumbass is waking up? or dressing up? or being just generally pretentious?
Naah… didn’t think so.
Bitter Moon is on the TV now. Love that movie. I have not opinion about Roman Polansky, so I’ll digress.
Still, it’s a good movie.
Anyway… carrying on…
Approaching the end of this kilometric post… ektar on the m6:
I made an arrangement with a friend… she’d cook delicious food, and I’ll make her a portrait.
It was an awesome experiment…. apparently I don’t suck terribly at portraits.
N was the art director.
Shot with the Rolleiflex T, using Portra 400VC — perfect for the light. Here’s my fave:
Say goodbye to long-ass posts.
It’s hard to define the past six months of my life in a single thought. I guess not everyday you get to work on changing the e-mail management paradigm in the world, or work with the most awesome team I’ve ever worked with (IAM dudes… rock on!!!).
Also… I’ve never followed the phrase “Work hard; Play hard” so strictly.
But it paid off amazingly well… 🙂
I’ve got the tools for exactly what I want to do. My favorite camera ever, with the only two lenses I’d ever want for it – too bad I had to trade in two sweet two-eight’s, and a CV one-four to get those, but well… there’s a point in life where you know exactly what you want.
Last, but far from least… getting home, seeing N at home (working her genius and magic over long distance), and just thinking that I’d become an adult… in OUR place.
Can’t really explain how that feels… I guess you aren’t there, I could suggest to cut microblogging, the rest of your bullshit, and grow up… but anyway it’s cool… I mean… not everyone can handle being a grown up, and being treated like one.
And this is now… in a break from all that… listening to the raindrops hit the glass behind me, in the big man-zoo that Mexico City is… raining at night as only it can rain in this wicked place.
There’s no looking back, and there are no regrets.
This year has been better than the last; maybe as good as it gets.
Hope life catches you well,