A Pacific Northwest tradition since 1950, Seafair Weekend is an unofficial Seattle holiday weekend at the beginning of August. Seafair Weekend offers a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, tastes and action. From boat racing on the water, aerobatic performers in the sky and live music abound, Lake Washington is the place to be this time of year. I was extremely fortunate to be asked to join the event photo team on the shores of Lake Washington for a few hours to capture the sights and sounds. Conditions were a challenge as the temperatures topped nearly 100 degrees (!), and adding to the heat/haze was the smoke filtering down from BC from the current forest fires in the Northwest. I likened it to shooting inside a bowl of 'clam chowda' but you take what you can get - hope you enjoy the imagery from the front line!