Hello, and welcome to day three in the Week of Randomness!
Of course, if you’ve been here very long you’ve probably figured out that my main photographic principal is to look around back.
Another one (that I should use a lot more often) is to get there early.
Getting there early – while the vendors were still setting up – was how I was able to get a people-less shot of the Pike Place Market in Seattle.
I had a tripod. And a night where I felt like staying in. So naturally I amused myself by taking lots of photos of the various traffic patterns on the street below my hotel room. That’s a normal thing to do, right?
You know how I like to say “look around back”?
And you know how most pictures of Pike Place Market look like this?
This is what happened when I followed my own advice.
Pike Place Market
Usually, the Victoria Clipper goes on a relatively straight line from Seattle to Victoria. On the day of my trip, a storm in the Strait of Juan de Fuca would have made for a rough trip*, so we took an alternate – and much longer – route north through the San Juan Islands. It was less open water, and more to look at. Like water on the windows…
on board the Victoria Clipper
San Juan Islands, Washington
*Prior to departure an announcement was made regarding the availability of motion-sick medicine onboard. It was, “If you know you are prone to motion sickness, if you think you are prone to motion sickness, or you don’t want to find out if you are prone to motion sickness, you can purchase tablets at the concession stand.” It was the best twenty five cents I’ve ever spent.