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I finally logged back into my flickr account and uploaded some recent photos from an evening trip to Mercer Island. It was around sunset, the light was beautiful, and I had about two hours to myself to just shoot what I could.

This hand was part of many holding a chain along some docks. The sunset was truly beautiful, but it was difficult to find a decent vantage point._DSC4424, given the people at the beach and the many trees. For more photos, check out my flickr stream.

Some photos of Pine Lake

Pine Lake 1 We went down to one of the many local lakes and I snapped a couple of shots of the lake during sunshot. It’s a small, beautiful lake with a tiny public beach, a dock inhabited by fishermen and a small swimming area. No motorized boats are allowed.

I’m sure there are hundreds of places within a few minutes’ drive of here that have wonderful photo opportunities. It’s just a matter of taking the time to find them.Sunset at Pine Lake I recently picked up the 18-200 VR lens for my D80 and absolutely love it. Also got the 50mm f/1.8Dthat is also wonderful.

I’ll probably be posting more pictures on this blog, just to share something.

LEGO Space Shuttle

ben-shuttle-01 Over the last year, I’ve (very slowly) been working on a LEGO model of a NASA Space Shuttle. It’s finally finished, or as much as it will be. I need to move onto other things now.

It’s about 38” long. I have no idea how many pieces—many thousands because every surface is tiled over. The flaps and rudder move and the cargo bay opens up to reveal a detailed interior.

You can see it on BrickShelf or MOCPages.

I’ve started thinking about my next model, but haven’t done anything beyond prototyping. I’ve got other projects at the moment, so it will probably be a long time before it’s done.

Photos from the 2009 Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon and Half Marathon

_DSC3557 On Saturday, my wife ran in the Rock and Roll Marathon in downtown Seattle. I roamed around and took pictures of Qwest and Safeco fields and snapped a few of the race itself. Bib numbers I captured (where I could read them) are: 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 1275, 1347, 1350, 1356, 1412, 1470, 1490, 1498, 1539, 1573, 1580, 1611, 1690, 1695, 1707, 1710, 2042, 2449, 2470, 2494, 2513, 2575, 2642, 2723, 3512, 3610, 4318, 4498, 5227, 5335, 6671, 7412, 9335, 11419, 12487, 13512, 13610, 23556, 25480, 28560, 29588, 34389, 35366, F1, F2, F4, F5, F7, F8, F9, F14.

If you see yourself in any of these, I’ll e-mail you what I have for no charge. I won’t do any processing on them, other than what I already have, however.