PHOTO FRIDAY: Art Clock Sign Reflection, Cherry Blossoms & More…

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by Scott Schaefer

On Friday afternoon (Feb. 19th), it was such a spring-like winter’s day that I decided to take a long walk around downtown Burien and go on a “photo safari.”

Armed with my trusty yet tres’ portable Olympus DSLR E-450, with my fave 50mm prime lens mounted, I set off and started shooting.

Some of you may have even seen me out and about, as I recall being honked at by at least two cars (hopefully they were both friendly honks and not “get the flip out of the way” ones).

After returning to our office and unloading the camera (I took 126 pics in about 1.5 hours’ time) and reviewing the shots, one kept popping up at me – of Kim David Hall’s “Art Clock” on SW 152nd, with the reflection of Vino Bello’s sign from across the street in the face:

While the reflection may look superimposed, it’s not – and if you look closely you can see how the clock body itself is out of focus and overexposed. That’s because the camera’s metering system latched onto the reflection, and both focused and set the exposure for that. Pretty cool.

For all you photo nerds out there, here’s some of the pic data:

  • Camera: Olympus E-450
  • Exposure: 1/4000 sec
  • Aperture: f/2.0
  • Focal Length: 50 mm
  • ISO Speed: 400

(and BTW, yes Michele…you have my permission to display this print in your wine bar! Oh, and be sure to go to the Animals First Foundation fundraiser and see Woodrish there tonight!)

Okay, since I’m in a photo mood, here are some others I shot today around downtown B-Town – click on images to see larger versions:

Cherry blossoms bloom at the NE corner of SW 151st and Ambaum Blvd.

Why are there directions printed below a fire alarm?

The loading dock behind Bartell's Drugs, looking creepy after some Photoshopping.

Obviously there's something very important stored behind this fence. And a serious razor wire fence requires black & white, doncha think?

So…do YOU have any interesting photos you’d like to share with our readers on “Photo Friday”? If so, either email them to us here, or upload them to our Flickr Group here.

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3 Responses to “PHOTO FRIDAY: Art Clock Sign Reflection, Cherry Blossoms & More…”
  1. leah says:

    i decided to use the cherry blossom pic as my current desktop wallpaper for a little while. hope you don’t mind. but consider it a compliment because i usually only choose my own pics for that task. your cherry blossom pic reminds me of the style of photography i shoot. great pic scott! 🙂

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  2. Michael says:

    Fantastic photos! That Olympus 50mm lens is a great piece of glass.

    You know, we should think about sponsoring a photo walk to get photographers together to shoot photos in downtown Burien and then publish samples from everyone that attends. I wonder how many local photogs would be interested?

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  3. Spectacular and inspiring, thank you for sharing!

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