Bimbos Cantina Capitol Hill Seattle

On the Streets: Saturday Morning on Capitol Hill

I went for a very early breakfast at Capitol Hill’s Lost Lake. I wanted the poached egg salad that I had last time, but I must have been in the in-between hours because they had an abbreviated menu. I got poached eggs, dry wheat toast, and the hash browns.

I fully intended to limit myself to a couple of bites of the hash browns. I ate them all. They were delicious, but I almost always regret the lack of discipline. I’m not twenty anymore; french fries and hash browns don’t always agree with me.

Lost Lake and its sister restaurant The Five Point open their bar at 0600. I was tempted to order a beer as an act of rebelliousness. I’m reading Somerset Maugham’s Ashenden, and the characters in the book had just had some brandy while on a train headed for Italy. I passed on the beer, but I was tempted. The only other times I’ve had beer that early is during international flights, when you find yourself at a European airport, perhaps in one of the lounges, and you’re no longer sure whether it’s yesterday, now, or tomorrow.

Grabbed a few shots while I was out. It was chilly but dry. (Experimenting a little with the Lightroom export settings, dropping the quality to 68% to see how the photos appear online. I suspect that one could go even lower without noticing any difference.)

Capitol Hill Seattle Oddfellows Cafe Bar
Oddfellows Cafe + Bar, Capitol Hill, Seattle, December 2017.
Caffe Vita Capitol Hill Seattle coffee
Caffe Vita, Capitol Hill, Seattle, December 2017.
Sam's Capitol Hill Seattle
Sam’s, Capitol Hill, Seattle, December 2017.
Capitol Hill Seattle Sam's
Sam’s, Capitol Hill, Seattle, December 2017.
Bimbos Cantina Capitol Hill Seattle
Bimbos Cantina, Capitol Hill, Seattle, December 2017.
Bimbos Cantina Capitol Hill Seattle
Bimbos Cantina, Capitol Hill, Seattle, December 2017.

 

 

3 thoughts on “On the Streets: Saturday Morning on Capitol Hill

  1. Pretty cool shot of Bimbos. Oddly, I like the stray light that filters down the utility poles, something about that really makes it a neat image for me. Just noticed in your tags that you shot with a Fuji for these. Longtime Fuji person? I’m making a monumental switch (for me) this week from Nikon to Fuji X, really darn excited and nervous.

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    • Thanks! I think you’ll love the Fujis. I went a good 10 years of not taking photos after I put down my old Nikon 8008S. In 2015 I got involved with a startup (didn’t make it), and I needed a camera for that, so I got an X100T. Loved it. When I started getting more serious about it all I added an XT2. I really like it. I envy some of my friends’ full frame cameras in low light, and there are times I wish the X Series Autofocus was a little more responsive, but overall I’ve loved the X Series. I really want that X Pro 2. And I like not having to carry around all that weight with the full frames! Which camera are you going to go with?

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  2. Weight is probably the biggest factor for me (in trying mirrorless). Years of faithfully, dutifully schlepping about with an SLR finally just wore me down. And I want to blend in more…… that never really mattered to me all that much but then one day it did. I want a tiny camera and a tiny prime lens. I’ve decided on the Fuji XT2.

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