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Washington

Dec 072013
 

When I fly into Seattle, I always head north up through the city on the way to my destination.  Sometimes I’m hurrying through and don’t bother to stop.  But, this time I had some time and sought out this particular angle into the heart of the city for some nighttime photo-taking fun.  I was a bit frustrated that it was cloudy with the ever present northwest mist-drizzle-rain getting me wet, keeping me cold and casting doubt as to whether it was even worth being there.  As I chose to make the effort, I persisted.  Even after a bit of complaining, I’m usually glad I make the effort.

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Nov 182013
 

Dramatic weather is my favorite subject to photograph.  Whether just part of the larger scene or as the featured subject all together, I love weather.  Sail boats with their sails down on calm seas?  Probably not much there.  But with stormy clouds and a bit of color, now there’s something.  This is on Bellingham Bay in NW Washington state.

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Oct 142013
 

Keeping on the theme of art museums, and I ask myself when have I ever followed a theme in these postings?, this is Seattle’s equivalent  to the last image of Denver’s art museum.  SAM as it’s called.  Multiple stories of beautiful artwork right downtown, close to everything else downtowny.   In fact, whether it’s kosher to or not, here’s also something from inside, as well.

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Oct 052013
 

You can’t see it from this vantage point, but the glory of Mt. Baker in NW Washington is just around the corner.  And Mt. Shuksan is just behind and even closer.  But it’s fall now and the colors of fall become primary.  I love color.  I do virtually no black & white photography and never really have.  So, it’s fall and the colors are out!

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Jul 122013
 

I did it.  I hate being a dense, thoughtless tourist, but I actually stopped in the middle of the road, got out with as much composure as I could muster and took a few shots.  Now there certainly wasn’t much traffic, but you never know when the next car will come racing up from behind.  I kept looking, but no, nothing.  A couple cars in front, nothing behind.  Just the seemingly unending expanse of central Washington and its wheat crop.  Everywhere I looked was planted in wheat and the road was somehow planted right in the middle of it.

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Jul 052013
 

I’m always on the lookout for parking garages when in a city full of tall buildings.  They almost always give a pretty good above-the-ground perspective of what’s around.  On this cloudy summer day in Seattle I didn’t even have to look.  It’s where we parked our car next to the hotel we were staying at.  The view was perfect.  It was very near the sound, so one viewpoint was of the Pike St. market and water.  But, I rather liked this perspective and line angles and somewhat muted, monotone colors of the architecture as I gazed into the heart of the city.

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Jul 012013
 

Walking along the trail from downtown Bellingham, WA. through Boulevard park and into Fairhaven is a total pleasure.  It follows the bay the entire way with many stunning views.  There is almost always a gorgeous sunset and quite frankly I’ve seen many that are better than this one.  I just happened to like the way the light is reflecting off and through the coffee shop here.  I’ll be up there in another few days.  Looking forward to the walk.

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Jun 032013
 

From Gas Works park in Seattle there’s a great view across Lake Union to the Seattle skyline.  But the park itself is really quite interesting.  Especially in the evening when the sun’s down.  It used to burn coal in days gone by and can be a bit ominous looking.  Perfect!

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May 102013
 

The mouth of the Nooksack river and the Lummi Indians of NW Washington are pretty much tied at the hip.  Salmon run up the river on their way to spawn and the Lummi’s stretch their nets along the mouth, both for food and commerce.   Here, it’s a crisp, cold fall day as the fishermen work at untangling their net.  It’s beautiful in the north Puget Sound.  The native fishery is a big part of it.

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Apr 272013
 

It can be quite busy on Seattle’s waterfront.  Shipping and industry, ferry’s coming and going, people milling around and enjoying the scene, chowing down at one of many restaurants, the infamous Pike St. market close at hand.  I was actually able to get this photo while sitting in the ferris wheel car waiting to be let out.  It’s hard to get a clean shot from inside the car as there is often a reflection coming right back at you.  But this one came out clean.

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