He carefully picked his cast of clouds, watched them intently as they swirled in before the lens and hoped the sun would break in concert. – H. E. Clark
No insightful tome today, I’m afraid. I just wanted to share a photo taken yesterday.
We’ve been having some abnormally rainy weather here in Seattle. I know, for those of you who don’t live here you’re probably asking yourself “Isn’t that normal?”. We usually get drizzle – the stuff we’ve had the past few days has been real rain.
I had made plans to go see my friend and fellow photographer Ray Ketcham over in Port Townsend (and there were rumors that Sabrina Henry might be coming to join us for dinner). But then Sabrina wasn’t feeling well and the weather was horrible on Friday, so we figured we’d cancel. Saturday morning though, the weather lifted a bit and we had a window of about 6 hours with some blue sky periods and lots of interesting clouds, so Ray and I decided to meet anyway.
He lives near Port Townsend, which is a very cool somewhat hippy-ish town over on the Olympic Peninsula (okay, not somewhat hippy-ish, a lot hippy-ish, which I love). Lots of art galleries, funky book stores, coffee shops, etc. I hadn’t been over there in probably 20 years and it was great to go back. Besides, I love taking the ferries here on Puget Sound. As a kid from Toledo Ohio, I get a big grin on my face with every sailing – it’s just so unlike what I grew up with.
We strolled through the town, visiting galleries (which were surprisingly good for the most part), talking art & photography and shooting when we felt like it. I still haven’t developed the Holga film that I shot, but it’s likely not great art. Nevertheless, it was a great day just to enjoy the break in the weather, create a memory and enjoy the company of a friend.
That’s what life is all about.