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10/15/2014 12:18 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Happy Halloween ... From Some Bananas and a Gorilla On Segways

Happy Halloween everyone!

It's just around the corner. If you don't have a costume yet, now is the time to start brainstorming. I figured that it would also be a good time to share one of my favorite pictures (to inspire you, of course). I made this image last year on Halloween in Seattle, Washington after being tipped off to the scene via Twitter.

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Tour guide David Chambers, left, leads tourists Sassy Smyth, Mandy Irby, and Rose Wilson on a tour of Seattle, Washington while riding Segways on Halloween, Thursday, October 31, 2013.

That reminds me: As a freelance photojournalist, Twitter has been an immensely useful tool for me. If you are not taking advantage of social media for story ideas and more, get to it! Feel free to ask me for tips on how to maximize the plethora of information on social media. Wading through can be a beast. The key is to be focused and intentional. If you're in Seattle, for instance, feel free to subscribe to my "Seattle & Region" Twitter list, which is geared toward journalists.

Happy Halloween and thanks for looking.

See more from Seattle photographer David Ryder on Twitter, Instagram, or at photographer-in-seattle.com.