Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Black & White (Post Alley)

iPhone Monday 12-15-14

While the tourist attraction part of this stretch of Post Alley makes me squirm (chewing gum stuck to the walls) I can’t seem to stop looking for new photo opportunities each time I visit Seattle’s Pike Place Market.  Last Friday I was drawn to  the bright winter light and how each group of people spent so much time staring at old pieces of gum…

Posted as part of Lens and Pen by Sally’s Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge:  Black and White.

iPhone Monday: 2-24-14

iPhone Monday 2-24-14

The 4th week of each month at Lens and Pen by Sally’s phoneography challenge is devoted to Challenger’s Choice.  There are several categories participants can use for inspiration including Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel. This week I’ve selected Street Photography so could post this image of a happy couple strolling through Seattle’s Pike Place Market on Christmas Eve and I really hope his brown shopping bag holds the last few items on their gift list.

Travel Theme: Work

Work 1

Fresh flowers are scarce during Pacific Northwest winters but the hardworking families at Seattle’s Pike Place Market use creative combinations of fresh and dried flowers to keep their stalls full year round.

Work 2

Christmas Eve in front of the Original Starbucks.  Inside, customers enjoy hot beverages in bright red cups while the street musician wears a red Santa Hat, playing for tips and giving thanks.

Posted as part of Alisa’s Travel Theme:  Work.

Weekly Travel Theme: Silver


Alisa’s weekly travel theme is posted every Friday and the newest prompt is the word “Silver.”  I thought I would keep my entry simple today and show you these beautiful King Salmon from Seattle’s Pike Place Market.  They are as fresh as you can get without stepping on a boat and the helpful market staff will fillet your purchase and package it up to carry home or ship anywhere you would like.

Weekly Travel Theme: Possibility


Seattle’s Pike Place Market is a fantastic place to shop for top quality produce, seafood and flowers and every film crew that’s ever visited town has shown the fish sellers tossing their latest catch under the main entrance.   Each year millions of people walk through the upper level of this Seattle landmark each but not everyone realizes some of the really fun stuff is waiting in one of the three levels of shops below the market.

Last week I posted a few of my below-the-market photos and today I have a huge poster on the wall outside of Market Magic, the longest running magic shop in the Pacific Northwest.  It’s a must-see store for us every time we are in the area and I really want to know what Carter The Great did with the Vanishing Sacred Elephant.  The possibilities are endless…

Posted as part of the Weekly Travel Theme:  Possibility

Black and White Tuesday: 12-31-13

B&W Tuesday 12-31-13

For my final Black and White Tuesday of 2013 I have a photo from Seattle’s Pike Place Market and a view down Lower Post Alley.  My post yesterday mentioned the Market’s  infamous gum wall and this image is as close as I was willing to go… Believe it or not the pieces of used gum cover an area stretching 15 feet high and 50 feet long and in 2009 the wall was named one of the top five germiest attractions second to the Blarney Stone.