On the Streets: Capitol Hill
I caught a show at Chop Suey last night. After the show I headed to Lost Lake for a late dinner. It was ugly out last night, and I was pretty soaked when I walked into Lost Lake. I ordered a vegetarian BLT with avocado. I managed to eat only half the fries, but I think I need to start passing on the fries entirely. It's impossible not to eat French Fries that are sitting right there in front of you, a siren's call of salty deliciousness. I grabbed a few photos later while I was out and about. I wanted to try some out of focus night shots similar to ones I see on Genova photographer Federico's Instagram feed. While copying the link I read that most of Federico's photos are on the iPhone. Possibly another sign that the iPhone is going to put all camera companies out of business.
I didn't get the shots I was hoping for, but I did get a few I liked. It was cold and rainy, and the streets weren't cooperating, so I didn't stay at it too long. One guy planted himself in my field of view as he asked his friend over and over "what the f*%k" he was doing. That went on for a while. I don't think their communication skills were all that strong. I admit it, I signaled that sentiment by shaking my head. The friend of the exasperated WTFer noticed and said, "See, even the white boy thinks you need to chill." That was accurate. I did think he needed to chill, and I am white. More than anything, though, I wanted them to move to one side or the other.
They eventually moved, but my luck didn't improve. That intersection is an Uber/Lyft magnet, and cars are always turning onto 10th in search of parking. I took several photos with fronts or backs of cars in the frame. Here are a few of the photos that I thought were ok.