A Pictorial Ode to those Glowing Sunset Embers of Late September

If you lived in Seattle on the evening of Friday, September 24, 2021, then you were probably a witness to one of the most mesmerizing sunsets we had this year. I wasn’t expecting it, so I was thoroughly caught off guard as I was cycling on Melbourne (that’s my bike’s name) north on Dexter Avenue…

Maritime Thoroughfare in the City

Please enjoy a very entertaining timelapse video of the Chittenden Locks (whose local moniker is the Ballard Locks), which is an essential part of the Lake Washington Ship Canal serving thousands of vessels throughout the Seattle metropolitan area. Constructed between 1911 and 1917, the Ballard Locks’ principal function enables access for boats and ships to…

The Land in the Lullaby

Please enjoy a timelapse video that I executed on Sunday, April 25th, at the vantage located at 5th & Lynn Park in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle. From this stellar viewpoint on a clear day, you can see five different neighborhoods of the city simultaneously — in addition to the colossal, jagged summits of…

Sunday Walks at Kerry Park

As my timelapse photography mission continues, this past weekend took me to the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, home of Kerry Park. If you are a resident of Seattle, Kerry Park truly needs no introduction. For previous visitors, chances are you have been to Kerry Park but did not know “Kerry” was the park’s name….

Summer in Springtime

Seattle has been experiencing some exceptional summertime weather even though we’re only a month into Spring. In my experience, Aprils in Seattle have often been rainy, wet, and relatively cold. Every few years, for a period of a few days, we find ourselves as the recipients of an anomaly in the “usual” weather patterns or…

Walk with Me under the Cherry Blossom Trees

Enjoy a compilation of landscape and timelapse photography featuring the enchanting cherry blossoms at the University of Washington in Seattle, a popular, annual attraction.

Caught in a Seattle Timelapse

In 2021, I have finally been able to engage with the objective I set for myself last year — developing and solidifying my skills in timelapse photography! As time-consuming as this engrossing venture is, timelapse photograpy is really a lot of fun. Similar to when I first delved into night photography over a decade ago,…

Sleepy Saturday Morning in Seattle

During the weekend of March 27th, I decided to revive my objectives for creating timelapse photography videos. It was a primary objective in 2020, but the pandemic struck the planet, and my objective was no longer a priority. A year later, I would like to resume my quest to add timelapse videos to my skillset…

A Newfound Zeal for the Seattle Great Wheel

The Seattle Great Wheel is the Ferris wheel at Pier 57 of Seattle’s waterfront. Constructed in 2012, the Great Wheel is one of the city’s youngest landmarks, but very recognizable alongside the growing number of skyscrapers that comprise Seattle’s downtown district. Although the Great Wheel, at 175 feet (53.3 m), is the tallest Ferris wheel…

“Snowmageddon Chronicles”: Part One

Contrary to popular preconceptions and misconceptions, snowfall is infrequent in Seattle, and blizzards are even rarer. That’s why the snowstorm Seattle received between February 12th and 13th is rather historic. The Emerald City was buried with nearly nine inches of snow, making February 13th the snowiest day in Seattle since January 1969. Since we typically…

TIA’s Adventures in “Photocycling” / Chapter Five (Blooper Wheel)

Even though I had promised to deliver this chapter before the conclusion of 2020, the holiday season turned out to be a lot busier than I had anticipated, in addition to the insanity of the national politics that continue to unravel each day ad infinitum. Alas, this fifth installment of “Adventures in Photocycling” features a…

Yesteryear 2020 – One Last Look

This article will be the final entry for La Vue Atypique in 2020, a year that many people around the world are looking forward to not (or never) looking back at ever again. There is little need or desire to recite the multiple reasons for 2020’s universally accepted moratorium as the world continues, presently, to…

Happy Holly Jolly Holidays!

First and foremost, TIA would like to take a moment to wish all of you a pleasant and peaceful holiday season at the conclusion of one of the most challenging and strenuous years for Planet Earth and its inhabitants. Living in Seattle for almost 14 years, I have developed quite a collection of photography featuring…

Satirical Tales of a Moody Photographer (S.T.O.M.P.): Chapter 2

“S.T.O.M.P.” is a new series for La Vue Atypique which essentially shares anecdotes from my career as a professional photographer. Aside from my family and a few close friends, questions about my experiences have never been posed by anybody. After 11 years of being in this business, I have decided to be proactive and tell…

11 Years of TIA!

December 1, 2020 is, unbelievably, the 11th anniversary of TIA International Photography. This was the day that the City of Seattle registered TIA as a licensed sole proprietorship in the business of offering professional photography services back in 2009. This article serves as a greeting of gratitude for all of you who have been perpetually…

Signage of the Times

“Black Lives Matter” signage is appearing all over the City of Seattle. Question: “Why is the movement suddenly resonating with everybody *this time*?”

The Pandemic, The Pandemonium & The Protests

When America and the world look back at the Year 2020 a year from now, or a decade from now, we may collectively wonder how we persevered. In the first five months of this year, we have all suffered from a pandemic that is still very much on the forefront of our daily realities, regardless…

Quarantined City: Seattle Under Siege by the Coronavirus (Part III)

This is Part III of my photo essay that features different neighborhoods and landmarks of Seattle, notably areas that are typically very busy and filled with the hustle and bustle of people and vehicles before the populace was fully informed of the disease’s incredibly rapid and lethal contagiousness from person to person. If you’re a…

Quarantined City: Seattle Under Siege by the Coronavirus (Part II)

This is Part II of my photo essay that features different neighborhoods and landmarks of Seattle, notably areas that are typically very busy and filled with the hustle and bustle of people and vehicles before the populace was fully informed of the disease’s incredibly rapid and lethal contagiousness from person to person. If you’re a…

Quarantined City: Seattle Under Siege by the Coronavirus (Part I)

If you’re reading this article, you are probably fully aware of the ongoing global health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). What commenced as a rash of respiratory illnesses in Wuhan, China back in November 2019 has now gripped the entire world in March 2020. In late January, Kirkland, Washington, a suburb east of…

TIA Enters 2020 with Two Photo Contest Victories

So far, 2020 has commenced on a very unexpected and positive note for TIA International Photography! It involves two first-time achievements in regards to photography competitions. Digital Photo Magazine (www.dpmag.com) recently informed me that an original TIA photograph that I submitted for its “2019 Tell Us Your Story” photography contest won Third Place! The winning…

Dancing in Seattle in the Summer Rain (Factoid #7)

SEATTLE FACTOID #7 So far, in July 2019, Seattle has had a relatively healthy amount of rainfall interspersing the warm sunshine, much to the consternation of so many residents — I won’t go so far as to say “natives” (because natives know and remember what summers are like in Seattle) — who are complaining that…