Posts Tagged ‘photobymike.com

17
Sep
16

The Dalles, Oregon

The Dalles, near the end of the Oregon Trail, is an old town by western standards and full of historical buildings.

These two: the old City Hall (Clock Tower Building) and St. Peters Catholic Church are vintage 1890’s.

14
May
16

Night Club, Seattle area

A remodel of an older restaurant into a music venue. I only photographed the bar area this time.

A new club and restaurant, designed by the Food Network’s ‘Restaurant Impossible’ designer Lynn Kegan, is in the cards for the old Mia Roma location along State Route 522 in Kenmore. Capps Club is scheduled to open this spring said owner Dawna Capps, where they’re planning on bringing in live musical and comedy acts as well as offering a bar and Italian-inspired menu.

12
May
16

Mazama Country Inn, Winthrop, WA

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Nice hotel in very rural portion of the state.

 

30
Mar
16

Master Works Construction, website upgrade

We spent several days shooting photos at 3 different locations and editing them to make a whole new website for Master Works in Arlington, WA.  http://mwc.build

27
May
15

The Red Horse Diner…

Red Horse Diner
Address: 1518 W University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone:(509) 925-1956
Built in 1936 as a residence, gas station and diner.
27
Apr
15

Maryhill, Washington

Maryhill is an interesting place. On the Columbia river where highway 97 crosses. There is a great museum documenting the region’s past. A replica stonehenge was built after world war one to honor the deceased from the area.  And, the vista of the river and small town are awesome. The population of the town is listed as 98… just right for that out of the city feeling.

Detail of Maryhill Museum

Detail of Maryhill Museum

08
Aug
14

Metro Park, 1730 Minor Avenue, Seattle

For Colliers International:  a nice top of the line building…

 

10
Jun
14

Comparing… photographer and retoucher

I subscribe to this guy’s weekly instructional e mails and tutorials  (Serge Ramelli | Lightroom & Photoshop retouching, Paris, France) which are good and very prolific on You Tube. Today he sent out a tutorial on shooting and retouching a hotel room in Paris. I thought I would take a shot at it since he supplied theRAW file as part of the tutorial. First is his finished file. Second is mine. We both used Lightroom to start and finish the file. He went to Photoshop in the cloud and I went to Photoshop CS3 to do some work in the middle of the process.

07
Apr
14

Oysterville, WA circa 1859

A very cute, compact, little town on the Long Beach Peninsula in SW Washington state. Founded a long time ago ( by western state standards) the post office has been open since  1858, forty years + before Washington statehood.

For generations before the pioneer settlers arrived, Chinook Indians gathered oysters in this part of Willapa Bay and camped in the area that is now Oysterville. They called it “tsako-te-hahsh-eetl” which, like many Indian words, had two meanings: “place of the red-topped grass” and “home of the yellowhammer.” (Yellowhammer is the local name for the red-shafted flicker, a woodpecker common to this region.)

The first white settlers here were Robert Hamilton Espy and Isaac Alonzo Clark. They had agreed on a rendezvous with Chief Nahcati who had told Espy of nearby tide lands covered with oysters. On April 20, 1854, as they paddled north from the head of the bay, they became engulfed by a heavy fog. Nahcati, having spotted them before the fog rolled in, guided them ashore by rhythmically pounding on a hollow log. The Indian Chief had not exaggerated; reef upon reef of tiny native oysters grew on the shallow bay bottom. Espy and Clark marketed the bivalves in gold-rich, oyster-hungry San Francisco. A peach basket filled with oysters brought a dollar in gold on delivery to a schooner anchored on the tide flats in front of town. That same basket brought $10 on arrival in San Francisco, and epicures in oyster bars and seafood restaurants there would pay a silver dollar for one oyster – an oyster smaller than the dollar!

In no time, Oysterville became a rowdy, lusty boomtown. By 1855 its population and importance were such that it became the seat of Pacific County, Washington Territory. The town had many firsts – a school, college, newspaper, and finally, in 1872, a church – First Methodist. It is said that there were those in Oysterville who lived in “sin” and those who lived to be “saved” – about an even division. When the church was dedicated, the hard drinkers abandoned the saloons, marched in a body to the church, put their gold pieces in the collection plate, and returned to what they considered more stimulating than praying – drinking.
Late in the 1880s fate took a hand: the long awaited railroad line ended at Nahcotta, an isolating four miles away; the native oysters became scarce and, without the possibility of a local livelihood, residents moved out en masse; finally, in 1893, the courthouse records were stolen by South Bend “raiders.” Oysterville gradually became a sleepy little village where “time stood still.”

14
Mar
14

The Seattle Tower

A classic office building from the early 20th  century in Seattle.




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