This past weekend I had the opportunity to actually meet Troubador on a Triumph (Brad) & Trobairitz' Tablet (Brad's significant squeeze) and meet up again with One a day - Mostly Seattle (Chuck) while attending the 2009 Seattle Motorcycle Show.
Saturday morning brought us to Seattle much earlier than we need to be so we headed down to Pike Place Market for a quick lunch and wander around.
I don't have to tell you that this is a very colourful place with lots of character, and many characters such as the "clown" above. Blowing up balloons is a very tiring occupation .
Recently there was discussion about the merits of still images versus moving images (Video) or talking pictures as they used to say back in the old days. Each medium has its place and it is up to the "artist" (Photographer) to convey the image by whatever appropriate method they have at their disposal, whether it be a colour image, Black & White (greyscale), panorama or "talking pictures."
(Raw Corn, Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA)
Don't they look like they're having a lot of fun, moving around playing music and entertaining the many visitors of the market. It's difficult to convey the emotion unless you lower your shutter speed to blurr the image to help with the feeling of movement.
Farther down the street there was this excellent Quartet with a large crowd gathered around.
(Slim Pickins, Pike Place Market, site of the original Starbucks, Seattle, WA)
Again you are left wondering what all the fuss is about. Silent images left to your imagination. I think you will agree that these two groups of entertainers are putting on a great (Free, donations accepted) show. If you ever get a chance to visit Seattle, you have to go down to the Pike Place Market to spend some time poking around and getting entertained.
We had a great time meeting up with Troubador, Trobairitz and Chuck with all of us going to the 2009 Seattle Motorcycle Show on Saturday. Too bad we missed Lance and Irondad, but we did meet Rick (Brad's friend) who also came on the Amtrak from Portland/Corvallis. More pictures to follow, but not today, I'm tired