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A photography blog by Anthony Allison, featuring photography of the Great Pacific Northwest and more. 

A Star Wars Holiday

For the 501st Legion, the chance to see the fruit of their charitable labor doesn't come often, but when it does, it's usually very meaningful. In this case, Fireteam Orca Stormtroopers from Garrison Titan made an appearance for a local family who has benefited directly from the cause that they care about the most: The Seattle Children's Hospital. This year, Garrison Titan has raised a record-breaking $70,000 (and counting) for the Children's Hospital. 18-month old Ben, already a Star Wars fan, was a recipient of a custom Stormtrooper prosthetic leg and was certainly overwhelmed at seeing his action figures come to life. 

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Hiking Mt. Si

To me, Mt. Si has always been that mysterious, imposing mountain over the town of "Twin Peaks" (the greatest TV show ever). On a nice break in the weather, I finally got around to climbing it and experiencing one of the most amazing viewpoints around the Seattle area. If you go, watch out for the birds at the top. They might look nice on camera, but they will steal food right out of your hands.

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Mt. Forgotten's Memorable Fall Colors

It may be called Mt. Forgotten, but I don't see why. The amount of biodiversity in the area was amazing. Beginning from rarely seen deciduous forests, passing through the evergreens, and finally ending up at an alpine meadow with a view of Mt. Baker and Glacier Peak was quite a unique experience. As usual, here's 10 from an exhausting, yet very rewarding hike — that really should've been an overnighter.

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A Story From the Sharee and Jason Cox Wedding

Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing Sharee and Jason Cox's wedding at the Point Defiance Aquarium. This wedding, however, was unlike any other I'd shot before. For one thing, it was at an aquarium with difficult lighting, but that was the least of my worries. 

What made this one different was the fact that the make up artist cancelled on her mere hours prior to the ceremony...

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A Mt. Rainier Sunset from Tolmie Peak Fire Lookout

With the sun setting earlier as fall starts, we found a perfect opportunity to hike up to Tolmie Peak and watch the Mount Rainer sunset. This was my first time using the built in timelapse app on the Sony A7Rii, and I completely blew it. Instead of text, the annoyingly slow app only has iconography for important settings. In this case, I inadvertently filmed a three hour time lapse without saving the raw images. All that I was left with was an auto-exposed 1080p AVI video file — all but useless. The photos, however, were not so bad. Here's 10 of some of my favorite so far: 

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