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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday #162: This Week In Pictures

For those of you who haven't been here for awhile, Cary and I were on vacation last week.  We drove 800 miles and I took 800 pictures during our six day adventure.  We went to our granddaughter Kylie's graduation, to the beach, to a Mariner's game in Seattle and then stopped by the Edgefield McMenamin's in Troutdale, outside of Portland.  Here are some of the shadow shots that I thought you might enjoy (some are repeats, though, if you have been reading all week long).

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
1.  We were not allowed to take pictures of the graduation ceremony.  I could not abide by those rules, so I took mine with the flash off and on the Advanced Sports Shooting setting that my camera offers.  I have come to love that setting.  I don't have to wait for my camera to focus on something in particular.  This picture and the next crack me up.  They remind me of that old show "Mystery Science Theater", where you see the heads of the alien reviewers as they make fun of the old science fiction movies.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
3.  I love this picture.  I didn't do anything to make it happen.  Kylie is in perfect focus, and everybody else is in soft focus.  The shadows on the wall are the icing on the cake.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

4.  Kylie's graduation roses.  So pretty!

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
5.  We went to the beach and stayed at The Quinalt Resort and Casino.  We were on the second floor, and I was throwing out pieces of a bagel to try and get the seagulls to fly around.  They came swarming in for the treat, but were lazy and waited for the bagels to drop to the ground.  Still, they did give me some shadow shots in the process.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
6.  I can't find any shadows on this one, but decided to sneak it in anyway, since it is one of the best pictures that I took on the whole trip.  I didn't think that you would mind.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

7.  I took this one and the next one 
in the pool hall at Edgefield.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
8.  Shuffleboard Table

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
9.  This is a building in downtown Seattle.  There are shadows and reflections both, and I like the clean, sharp lines in this photo.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

10.  This is a chandelier at Safeco Field.  The lights are made to look like baseball bats.  The next three photos are also of Safeco Field Stadium.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
14.  This was taken at Edgefield.  I like the soft shadow along the bottom of the balcony rail.  Now, which ones are your favorites?

To read about where we stayed and related posts, here is some more information:

* My First Mariners Game

* Where We Stayed On Our Trip

* The Beach at Ocean Shores, Washington

* Kylie's Graduation

* Downtown Seattle, Washington
This is a Shadow Shot Sunday post.  Please join us over at Tracy's "Hey Harriet" for more beautiful shadow pictures from around the world by "CLICKING HERE".  Thanks!

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gengen said...

Wow everything looks pretty shots...Happy SSS!

Anonymous said...

I too love number 6. Number 14 looks so peaceful.
Looks like a lovely trip.

Arkansas Patti said...

Enjoyed the Safeco shots since my boys are there right now.So far both of us can be happy. Tonight is not televised--rats. May both of our teams stay safe.

Lighthousegal said...

You have some very good shadow pictures. I like the graduation picture, it is great when things work out just as you want, with shadows to boot. The rose is beautiful, the building in Seattle is awesome. Lokks like you had a Great Trip. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Looks like a really fun and interesting vacation. Thanks for sharing your cool photos...and congratulations to Kylie!

I love the baseball bat chandelier--I love baseball, and now I'm going to go read your post about the game.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

You got some great shots. I love the one of Kylie, and the roses photo is gorgeous. You're amazing.

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