For those that don’t know I don’t live in Seattle.  I actually live in Redmond which is around 20 miles to the east of Seattle.  Now here’s the dumb thing, it takes NO TIME at all to drive into the city, but we never go.  I used to live about 30 miles to the west of London and it could take over 2 hours to get into town.  But here it takes 30 minutes to go into the city, so there’s no excuse! But we still never visit.  That is until someone visits us.

Over the last few weeks we’ve had a visiter from the UK staying with us.  Regan my nephew has now been with us for 3 weeks and as a chef he was really keen to go to Pike Place Market.  So on Saturday morning off we went.

As I don’t go to the market that often I took a camera (of course) and took a load of pics.

The weather was pretty good, a little cold but dry and the sun was out.  So I captured lots of shots.  We had fun walking though the market so I grabbed the usual fruit, vegetables and fish pictures, then we went outside and I shot some of the buskers performing in the street.

I got a few shots of Regan (that looked better in black and white – nothing to do with him I just thought they looked cool) and one of Abi and one of James.

It was actually a lot of fun and I’m very happy with the shots, especially as I only took the X100T.  This is a camera with a fixed prime lens (so no zooming at all).  If I wanted the subject to be closer I had to move closer.  It was actually really refreshing to not have to worry about the focal length, instead I basically had a nice low ISO (200), Aperture typically at f/8, and that’s it.

Just had fun shooting interesting stuff.  I can’t begin to describe how nice this camera is, it’s fun to use and the images are just beautiful.

I say this every time but I’m definitely going back again soon, it was a lot of fun.

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