Here’s a roundup of what I saw through the lens in 2009.
This year I did a lot more work with local and regional dancers. Here’s a danceseattle rehearsal shot.
I continued my role as the official photographer for Bainbridge Island Chinese Connection’s Chinese New Year Celebration.
I caught this shot of Guido van Rossum at PyCon by being in the right place at the right time. My camera was lying on the table next to me when Guido suddenly grabbed the Django Pony and started running down the aisle. He was moving fast enough that I had to snap off a bunch of frames to catch him in focus.
April was busy dance month. The Olympic Performance Group put on “The Toymaker’s Doll” (also known as Coppelia).
danceseattle had their first ever performance.
For the first time in a long time, I actually was able to show up to a Seattle Flickr Garage shoot.
May is when the weather in the Seattle area starts to get decent, so I was able to get some nature subjects in front of the lens.
I headed to San Francisco for JavaOne in early June.
I finished out June with Bainbridge Ballet’s end of year recital.
The Bainbridge Island Fourth of July Parade is always a family and photographic staple.
Also in July, we had the first guinea pig born in our house.
I made it to a second Seattle Flickr garage shoot.
Senior pictures for Bainbridge High School are due at the end of September, and I did 4 sessions in the space of 12 days or so.
School was in full swing in October, and one of the science lessons that Julie did with the girls involved extracting DNA using Bacardi 151 rum.
This year was the 10th Anniversary of the Apache Software Foundation (and my involvement with it). I did take a few shots while I was at ApacheCon.
I was also fortunate enough to get a slot to J. Mark Wallace’s US Meetup Tour when it hit Seattle.
Photographically, December is dominated by the Olympic Performance Group’s production of the Nutcracker.