Safe in Safeco Stadium

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Safe in Safeco Stadium

The Red Sox shut out the Mariners last night under cloudy skies, for the most part. Around the 7th inning stretch, the sky gave way to the stadium ceiling as it started drizzling. It was like an alien ship descending upon us as the massive structure rolled slowly overhead to eclipse the natural light.

I took both pictures with DMD Panorama, and each are 4 separate shots magically stitched together.

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Taking the Plunge

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Taking the Plunge

This is where the USA Diving Olympic Trials took place. I don’t know if she participated in them, but maybe in 4 years she’ll be a member of the team. According to her mother, this was her first success with this particular dive, from an outward facing handstand on the 10 meter platform.

I edited in Snapseed.

E.T. Encounter

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E.T. Encounter

You never know what you’ll see on the strip at night. The city pays performers to do their thing up and down the street. Don’t know if these ones were on the payroll, but regardless, they were Entertaining Tourists.

Edited in Snapseed.

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Under the Boardwalk

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Under the Boardwalk

This Dairy Queen is supposedly the most profitable DQ in the world. That wouldn’t surprise me, given the traffic it gets in the summer and the prices it charges for tasty treats. A lot goes on at this location, which is next to a stage and large grassy area. A Greatful Dead cover band was performing this night, so the authorities were keeping busy. Besides a physical presence they are able to keep an eye on things in other ways. Another title I considered for this post was “Big Brother With a Capital B”.

I tried unsuccessfully to remove the garbage can in the foreground with Touch Retouch. Unlike the cops, I couldn’t find a way to take out the trash.