Archive for the ‘Landscapes’ Category

Sunset in Seattle

There are a multitude of places in Cascadia where you can see a beautiful sunset and mountains, weather permitting. Here we can see the last bits of the sunset over the Olympic Mountains, from the North Beach neighborhood in North Seattle. We can agree that the view is typical — you always seem ot have […]

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Oso Landslide

You can read about a catastrophic event all you want, but it sometimes doesn’t really hit home until you see the destruction or the aftermath. I recently had reason to drive past the site of the 2014 Oso Landslide about 10 months after it happened. Seeing the size of the slide and the hill really […]

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Sunset Over Puget Sound

It’s really hard to pass up the opportunity to take photos at sunset, especially if the evening is as beautiful as this. Somewhere between the bright sunshine and darkness is an amazing light show seen against the sky and the clouds. And indeed. Fifteen minutes later, it was dark. Photo: Taken at Richmond Beach Waterfront […]

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Don’t Stare

Your mother told you so. Well? Don’t stare at the sun! You might start thinking that it looks like one of those art pictures you made in elementary school. You know, the one with the rays coming out. In crayon. And one day, you will be on a beautiful bluff, overlooking Puget Sound and the […]

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Olympic Mountains at Dusk

As the sun is setting on a Summer day in Edmonds, the silhouette of the Olympic Mountains can be seen against the flaming orange sky. The Edmonds Public Fishing Pier can be seen in the foreground. Time for the small craft to return to port. Photo: Taken in Edmonds on 5 September 2014.

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“Unauthorized” Seattle Skyline

You know, people have taken photos of the Seattle skyline from high viewpoints, from the water, and from a variety of other beautiful sites. The thing is, though, any city can also be photographed from a more realistic view. While this view is not the one that the Visitors Bureau wants you to see; it […]

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Ferry Coming In

The ferries keep coming in and leaving all day. The fine crew of the Washington State Ferry M/V Kittitas is keeping close watch as the ship makes its final approach to the terminal in Mukilteo. In the background, to be hidden from my vantage point for a few minutes is the City of Everett, with […]

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Ferry Arriving in Edmonds

Come on over! Pull up a bench and relax for a while while you watch the Washington State Ferry M/V Walla Walla arrive in Edmonds from across Puget Sound and Kingston. I would suggest bringing along a cup of clam chowder for a day like this. Photo: Taken at Olympic Beach in Edmonds on 10 […]

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Everett and Mount Baker

An early Summer photo of Mount Baker is seen here from Puget Sound. The occasion was the first day of service for the new Washington State ferry M/V Tokitae. The Everett Waterfront in in the foreground, including the Everett Naval Base, home of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, seen here. Photo: Taken from Puget Sound […]

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University Bridge Open

During the Summer, it seems that all of the bridges along the Lake Washington Ship Canal are open as much as they are closed. Here, we see the drawbridge, a nearby boathouse, a construction crane, and four ducks. Ironically, ducks in the shadow of the U of Washington campus. No Huskies in sight, though. Photo: […]

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