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Laurelwood Public House and Brewery

Laurelwood Public House and Brewery, 51st Ave

Laurelwood Public House and Brewery, 40th Ave

Laurelwood Public House and Brewery, 40th Ave

I took some photos of Laurelwood Public House and Brewery today–all three locations. It’s strange to be inside someplace when no one else is there, especially when you’re used to it being very crowded and loud. It’s also hard taking photos of beer at 9:30 in the morning, knowing that they’ll end up in the drain. Poor, sweet, beer.

But today, I was there to get some interiors, exteriors, and merchandise for the owner. It was really sunny outside today and combined with the dim interiors, the windows were blown out, an effect that I like in most situations. It keeps the focus inside the room, with noething visible outside to distract. I composited some different RAW exposures of the same image to balance out the light a little, but I ended up settling on the single exposures with the blown out windows.

Seattle Museum of Flight

Seattle Museum of Flight

Seattle Museum of Flight

Seattle Museum of Flight

For science geeks like me, the Seattle Museum of Flight is awesome: giant airplanes, multimedia kiosks, and technical history galore!

As a photographer, I’m rarely without my camera gear, and this was no exception. It’s never convenient carrying a huge bag of heavy gear, but somewhere in the back of my mind there’s a voice that says: “You’ll miss something exciting if you don’t bring your camera.” And of course, it snowballs out of control because I can’t just bring one lens and my camera body. What if I need my wide angle? What if I need my zoom? Can I live without a fast lens in low light? Will I need my flash? Bringing a tripod couldn’t hurt, right?

So, I’m that guy that’s dragging a big bag of lenses and accessories around to places that are normally enjoyed unencumbered.