Brought my trusty Canon 550D to Washington state's House of Representatives before a key vote on a proposed budget. The picture above made the AP wire. The rest, well, are good enough for this blog.
|The light of the caucus room. Reporters aren't allowed in. This is where lawmakers discuss bills before they make it to the floor for a vote - if they make it to the floor for a vote.|
|Sometimes caucus meetings go long, too long. Here Rep. Hans Dunshee of Snohomish talks on the phone while Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson of Seattle does something else.|
|House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan and an aide looking busy.|
|House Speaker Frank Chopp, one of the most powerful politicians in the state, speaks to Sullivan before voting on the budget.|
|Rep. Ross Hunter of Medina is the lead in the budget this session. Often seen with a soda can in hand, the man plans to buy a 5D Canon in the interim to work on his photography.|
Seeing my pictures being used on the Web or in a newspaper brings that old but nice giddy feeling I used to get when I started my career in journalism.
|seattlepi.com used my picture!|