Bye-bye, ’00s: Christopher Boffoli’s 2009 WSB photo retrospective

Some stories were joyful – like the last one in the slideshow – and some were painful. Photojournalist Christopher Boffoli assembled this group of more than 30 of the hundreds of memorable images he produced for WSB news coverage this year. He put them together in a black-and-white slide show (just hit “play” on the first frame and they will automatically advance). Many are from breaking-news scenes, where Christopher often arrived before your editor here even got word something had happened, but you’ll also see wildlife, volunteerism, aviation, and even JP Patches. Many of these scenes, you will probably remember; if not, there are brief descriptions on the photo set’s home Flickr page. We’ll have more to say about ’09 in the hours ahead, as well as a couple lists with New Year’s Day practicalities. And, once more, if you’re STILL not absolutely certain what you want to do tonight, we’ve added two more venues to the New Year’s Eve list on the West Seattle Holidays page.

8 Replies to "Bye-bye, '00s: Christopher Boffoli's 2009 WSB photo retrospective"

  • garden_nymph December 31, 2009 (1:36 pm)

    Amazing! Thank you for sharing.

  • sacatosh December 31, 2009 (2:26 pm)

    What ever happened to the motorcyclist who was hit outside cupcake royale and broke his femur? Is he back on the bike?

    • WSB December 31, 2009 (2:29 pm)

      There are so many “whatever happened to’s” … hope somebody “out there” knows. We follow up on some things but others, if we don’t have a name (as often happens in a crash situation, and the crash reports don’t usually go with the regular police reports), there’s no way to find out … TR

  • clark5080 December 31, 2009 (2:35 pm)

    Nice job Christopher and very good conversions to B&W. What do you use for processing your images Aperture or Lightroom?


  • christopherboffoli December 31, 2009 (2:54 pm)

    Photoshop CS4.

  • clark5080 December 31, 2009 (4:59 pm)

    That is what I use also. I shoot in Raw all 99.5% of the time and convert in Bridge/Camera Raw then into photoshop CS4 if it needs more work.


  • miws December 31, 2009 (5:47 pm)

    Very nice!


    Thanks for sharing, Christopher & WSB!



  • Leroniusmonkfish January 1, 2010 (1:01 pm)

    Great photos Chris! I just started shooting more in black & white…

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