Thursday, January 29, 2009

SPSL Showdown

Tuesday night's battle was intense on both sides of the court for the Curtis Vikings and the Decatur Gators. A very close first half was fought that ended with Decatur up 25-24. The second half, however, was a different story. Decatur change their defensive scheme to zone coverage and forced Curtis to shoot from around the arch instead of within the paint. With 2 minutes left in the 4th quarter Curtis closed the lead to 6 points and looked to make a come back. Unfortunately for the Vikings there simply was not enought time. Decatur won 57-48 and increased to a 2 game lead for first place in the SPSL South Division.

Curtis' Chad Rasmussen stuffs Decatur's #12 for a big block in the 4th quarter. It was too little too late against the determined Gators.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

House of Tattoo

This weekend my best friend Katelynn inked herself up with a tuquoise peace sign. It looks pretty rad...chill...and totally hipster!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Young - Wedding Reception

People make photographs! Here's to all the wonderful friends and family who supported Brooke and Ransom on their wedding day!

Apparently there was some serious dinner conversation happening

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Viking Ambush

Last night's basketball game featured the two Viking teams of the SPSL in Washington State. Curtis defeated the Puyallup Vikings 81-59! Curtis fans chanted all the way until the buzzer, "JUST LIKE FOOTBALL," never allowing Puyallup any momentum. It was an exciting game for Curtis who is preparing for their real challenge of the season on Jan. 27th, Decatur. Curtis lost a very close home game earlier in the season to Decatur 41-45. On the 27th they will meet in Federal Way.

Curtis Viking #0 Darnell Williams steals the ball. Curtis took a double digit lead early in the 2nd quarter and never looked back despite Puyallup's Larson who scored a game high 26 points.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Photo of the Month

Every photo has a story. This one is no different. For the photo of the month I enjoy picking photographs that have an interesting story to tell and not just a properly composed or executed image.

ISO 100, 8 seconds, f/9

I have been searching for this park for quite a while and finally located it on this beautiful night. This photo of the Seattle skyline is taken from Queen Ann Hill, with a predominate emphasis on the Space Needle. But I wanted to make sure I included the Seattle Center as well as the Key Arena. Obviously with a long exposure like this you might assume I was using a Gitzo tripod. But in all actuality I found a 22oz plastic Coke lid to prop up the front of my 24-70 L just enough to give some cushion above the space needle. It was a very overcast night! And it turned out to give a perfect red haze to the sky! I loved this night. And I couldn't have done it with out Sawyer, you were a huge help! (thanks for grabbing my battery grip!!)

To night's with amazing people and plastic coke lids!....

Saturday, January 10, 2009

the greatest city

Over the past 5 years, as I have traveled to new places, I can now say I love Seattle, and Washington and of course my home town of University Place. The clouds and rain used to really get on my nerve. But now I see the amazing vistas in my great state and wouldn't trade them for the beaches of California or the craziness of NY. Every city has something special to offer and Seattle is not left out! The thing is Washington (I don't really include Eastern Washington) has so many things to offer that I truly believe it's the most well rounded state in existence. Sure we get our rain...and lots of it...actually record amounts this week that caused historic flooding! But who cares; the summers are gorgeous and Mount Rainier dominates the horizon even on a partially cloudy day. If you've never been to Washington or spent a day in Seattle you're really missing out! So here are some pictures of my recent excursion with my best friends Maura, Sawyer and Casey. oh it was fun!

The world famous Pike's Place Market. And the Salmon tossing. The Market is amazing and always alive with adventure!

I convinced a touristy looking man to take a photograph of Sawyer and I. Turned out pretty good, thanks random street man!

This is the friendly lady who asked, "Hey are you two looking for samples?" why of course we'll take some free chocolate awesomeness! Chocolate covered cherries, nuts, and esspresso beans :D
One of my favorite resturants, Johnny Rocket's.
Meet Mitchell. A local homeless man who needed "something, anything" (while we were waiting for Maura and Casey to meet us I couldn't stand there and say I no when we were just about to eat at McCormick and Schmick's) so I offered to buy him a meal...Subway was closest. We lingered in Subway for a few minutes only to find that Mitchell had handed the sadwich to the closest bum on the corner...
"Hey the resturant is on this side of the street" "no it's on this side!" "wait they have two within 4 blocks of eachother" who knew.