Seattle for Mom’s 60th

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Just got back from visiting family in Seattle. My mother celebrated her 60th birthday on St Patty’s Day, so we all converged in the PNW for the occasion. The trip was a nice break from work and the snow here in the East.

Just before leaving I picked up a new camera, the Sony NEX-6 with the 16-50 power zoom lens. I got it because it’s super compact yet still has an APS-C sized sensor, interchangeable lenses, and enough external controls to make using it like my Nikon DSLR possible. Now… it’s not perfect. But it’s pretty close and the image quality is more than adequate for my uses. The lens is nothing to write home about. It’s pretty slow and displays pretty severe distortion, though it’s easily corrected. What I like about it is that it’s tiny. It easily fits into my coat pocket. And even though the lens is quite slow… the image quality at 1600 and 3200 is great so it’s not really that big of an issue.

Anyway, I’ve only had the camera for a short period of time and I’m going to wait a bit before passing judgement on it. In the meantime I’ve been pretty happy with the purchase.

Enjoy the pics!

 

DSC00057This image at the Glass Museum was shot at 3200 iso…

 

 

DSC00087 Treehouse #1…

 

 

DSC00090Treehouse #2…

 

 

DSC00095Treehouse #3…

 

 

DSC00100These were the names of some of the treehouses…

 

 

DSC00102Snoqualmie Falls…

 

 

DSC00132Pike’s Place Market…

 

 

DSC00138Doing a little shopping…

 

 

DSC00148Yum… The Gum Wall

 

 

DSC00149More Gumminess…

 

 

DSC00151Don’t Do IT…  Gross!!

 

 

DSC00160An ineffective sign…

 

 

DSC00163Stopped by Metzker Maps… 

 

 

DSC00211Zach trying to get the entire space needle in the frame… the grass in Seattle has this crazy yellow glow to it

 

 

DSC00215The Space Needle…

 

 

DSC00249My brother Johnny…

 

 

DSC00280Eric…

 

 

DSC00325Zach… shot at iso 1600

 

 

DSC00333Zach again…

 

 

DSC00356A little music on St Patty’s Day…

 

 

DSC00359Eric… getting shit done

 

 

DSC00406De-icing the plane…

 

 

 

 

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