We just got back from a road trip to Seattle, and I wanted to share a few of my favourite photos with you guys! This was a great little adventure, with so many amazing shooting opportunities. It was more of a vacation than a dedicated photography trip, so it was interesting to try to balance experiencing the city with getting good shots. Here’s what we came up with!
A road trip means lots of time in the van. This is a sight that makes any travelling parent happy – a sleeping kid!
On one of our first nights in Seattle Rob decided to “drive towards the water” and see what happened. We ended up stumbling on this beautiful beachfront park, with a walkway right over the train tracks. For our train-loving little boy, this was a thrill. It’s pretty intense to stand right over top of a train as it thunders past. It definitely gets the heart racing!
Spending the sunset on a beach was a great way to kick off the vacation. Skipping rocks into the water = one of Rob’s favourite pastimes.
Seattle was full of surprises. While exploring the Georgetown neighbourhood we found ourselves up close and personal with some jumbo jets.
During our trip we visited the zoo, the science museum, the market, the original Starbucks, numerous amazing eateries, the beach, a massive waterfall and countless other unique sights.
Max’s favourite experience was running down this hill. ;)
The Butterfly Room at the Pacific Science Center was a beautiful spot for photos.
While in Seattle we spotted the 34th largest super yacht in the world! A tip from a news article, some quick online sleuthing, and we found where it was docked! “Not bad. For a second boat.” says Rob.
One experience that came highly recommended was the Underground Tour. I had no clue that there was a whole world hiding underneath the Seattle streets!
We took a day trip out to Snoqualmie Falls. It was worth a photo. ;)
When we drove into Seattle we remarked, “Aren’t there supposed to be mountains here?”. It wasn’t until our last couple of days that things cleared up enough for us to spot Mount Rainier!
No matter where we go, we love to photograph markets. So getting to visit Pike Place Market was a blast, and full of photo opportunities. The flowers were stunning, and with Mother’s Day just around the corner there were bouquets galore.
And from the beautiful to the…sorta beautiful but also kind of gross: The Infamous Gum Wall. Just up the street from the Market, this was an interesting experience. We didn’t break out the macros lenses for this one.
Seattle was more than we expected. At every turn there was something new to photograph, a beautiful neighbourhood to explore, amazing foods to enjoy, and friendly people to help us along. And we only scratched the surface. We will be back!