Category Archives: Motorcycling

Making pictures with an old lens, the benign ugliness of everyday things

The South Lake Union Neighborhood of Seattle is changing. The casual observer would be impressed by the crisp new architecture that houses Seattle’s tech and biotech boom. However, there is a benign ugliness that haunts the area because things that … Continue reading

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Making pictures with an old lens, The rise of Amazon.com

This is another in a series of many new Amazon.com buildings that have sprung up in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. The area has taken on an urban campus feel some people like and others hate. I drift back and … Continue reading

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Making pictures with an old lens, Seattle’s changing

Previous Posts Oct. 27: Making pictures with an old lens, Dumping Oct. 26: Making pictures with an old lens, at night Oct. 25: Making pictures with an old lens

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Dead and often deflated

I moved from the suburbs into downtown Seattle a couple years ago. I love living in the city core, but there is one thing I really miss about the suburbs — having a private garage. You never realize how important … Continue reading

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This ain’t his first rodeo

“Robert, I sure like my horse!” ~ Texas I had the opportunity to spend a day with a cowboy this weekend. He’s a guy I’ve known for a long time, but it wasn’t until yesterday that I got to spend … Continue reading

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Another ride

Three years ago this weekend I was returning from a 4,000-mile motorcycle ride that took me across seven states. That two-week journey reintroduced me to my hometown. It allowed me to reconnect with friends and family members, some of whom … Continue reading

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Warp stabilizer is my friend

Today was one of those times when I’m reminded that what I don’t know about photography and video production is so much more than what I know. That is particularly true when I begin layering ideas and complexities on top … Continue reading

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Ride with fear as long as you have to

It’s hard to admit I’ve been afraid to ride for about a month. In that time I’ve dutifully gone to the garage and started Connie every few days to keep her battery charged and the fluids moving around, but I … Continue reading

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Motorcycle shops and objects of desire

I took Connie in to a Seattle area Kawasaki dealer for her fender repair last weekend. It got busted when a guy backed into me at an intersection a couple weeks ago. There is something particularly awful about watching a … Continue reading

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Moments of terror and powerlessness

That moment you realize you’re going to get hit and there is absolutely nothing you can do to prevent it is the most awful feeling you’ll experience as a rider. My accident this morning is insignificant compared to other accidents … Continue reading

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