…while attending the Cowbelly Pet Photography workshop. Most of my days were spent in the workshop learning all about what it takes to run and market my future pet photography business. (And I really need to come up with a catchy name! A few ideas are percolating, but I’m still open to ideas. Hint hint. 🙂 ) A big THANK YOU goes out to Jamie of Cowbelly Pet Photography. She’s put in a ton of research and hard work, and it shows.
My one site seeing day was mostly on a lake/sound cruise. It was a rare, sunny and warm day in Seattle. Great day to be out on the deck of a boat seeing the sites. Thanks to Rob and Sue and the boys for the great hospitality!
I stayed in the funky Hotel Max in downtown Seattle for the pet photography workshop I attended.
258/365...the queen sleep here 🙂 I noticed that not every guest had a cool keycard like mine!
Downtown Seattle from my hotel window. There are reflections from the hotel room on the window, which accounts for the funky glow in the photo.
A group of us were eating lunch outside of Whole Foods Market. This guy, who was looking a bit nervous, put a table-cloth and gift bag on the table inside. We were thinking he was going to propose, but we found out they were dating for a year. Very sweet. Of course he knew he was being watched by all of us. 🙂
One of the pugs having fun in the water. These guys didn't care that they were getting wet cause they were nibbling up some treats!
We had so much fun photographing Bear (shown here) and Bronco. (Yes their owner is a football fan.) Bear was on the dry side of the water fountains. But no worries, I was on the other dry side. 🙂
How convenient the orange table matched Bronco's collar!
Bronco boy thinking "these chicks are crazy!" This is my favorite shot of the afternoon.
Jamie showing us her moves, and Bronco loved it! Jamie is the owner of Cowbelly Pet Photography out of Seattle. She's awesome!
On my last full day in Seattle, a college buddy played tour guide. We took one of the lake/sound cruises. Birds sunning themselves on the waterway as the boat passed by.
Looking back through the pedestrian bridge as the water level is dropping in the lock. We were going through the Ballard Locks at the west end of Salmon Bay, before entering the salt water of Puget Sound.
Some local color
lots and lots of boats
The salmon were running, so I believe that's what they were putting the nets out for.
As we were coming back to the dock, we passed a Seattle landmark. The Post-Intelligencer (or "The Globe" as it's called), a now defunct paper newspaper, can still be found in an online-only version.