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Snoqualmie Pass and Clouds

About a month ago, I popped over central Washington for some sunshine. On the way back, rain blowing in off the Pacific was dropping rain, sleet, and snow on Snoqualmie Pass. I had to pull over and photograph the dark trees and rock faces poking through the fog.

SnoqualmiePass_Pano_SnowyMtn_Mod_ColorFX_1x2_BWFXpartialSnoqualmie Pass in Fog, Washington (16″x32″)

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Seattle Skyline, Part 4

Clouds over the Seattle skyline from the Jose P Rizal Bridge between Beacon Hill and the International District.

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Seattle Skyline and Clouds (#3, B&W), Seattle, WA (16″x33″)

 

 

Sunlight through Fog

The sun began to shine through the top of the low-hanging cloud/fog being blown over the ridge, shooting beams of light between the tree trunks.

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Sunlight through Foggy Forest, western Washington state (16″x44″)

Cherry Blossoms at UW

In mid-March, trees around the Seattle area started blooming, including the cherry trees. Although I find the pink flowers beautiful, my eye was more attracted to the contrasts of textures and tones of the black trunks and bright blossoms.

CherryBlossoms_Clouds_UW_BW_ShortExp2Cherry Blossoms and Clouds (Short Exposure, #2), Seattle, WA (16″x35″)

 

 

Rattlesnake Lake and Ledge

We got a few days of sunshine in the Seattle area in January, so I decided to head out to Rattlesnake Lake near North Bend to hike and take a few photographs. Around sunset, I shot a few bulb exposures of tree stumps rising out of the lake.

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Tree stumps rising from Rattlesnake Lake, near North Bend, WA (12″x18″)

Storm Cloud over Central District

I intended to focus my photo shoot on the Sound and the downtown Seattle skyline, but when I arrived at the Jose P Rizal Bridge, an impressive storm cloud was lumbering over the Central District. I shot a few panoramas of the sky as the clouds changed shape, and this is my favorite.

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Storm Cloud over Central District at Sunset, Seattle, WA (16″x72″)

Seattle Skyline, Part 3

I stuck around after sunset to shoot a few panoramas of the Seattle skyline from the Jose P Rizal Bridge. The exposures that make up the individual frames of the panorama are ~20-30 seconds, so the car lights on the highway turned into lines and the clouds started to slightly blur as they moved over the city.

SeattleSkylineAfterSunset_Panorama_Color.jpgSeattle Skyline and Interstate after Sunset, Seattle, WA

 

 

Seattle Skyline, Part 2

More panoramas of the Seattle skyline from the Jose P Rizal Bridge.

 

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Setting Sun and Storm Clouds over Seattle Skyline, Seattle, WA

 

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Storm Clouds over Central District, Seattle, WA

 

Seattle Skyline, Part 1

A friend asked me for a panorama of the Seattle skyline – I don’t usually photograph cityscapes, but I enjoyed shooting landscapes of the city from the Jose P Rizal Bridge during different times of day and weather (sunny, foggy, morning, sunset, etc.).

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Low-hanging Clouds over Seattle Skyline, Seattle, WA (16″x16″)

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Fog over Jose P Rizal Bridge and Seattle Skyline (#4), Seattle, WA (15″x55″)

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Slate-Grey Sky and Seattle Skyline (Bulb Panorama #1), Seattle, WA (16″x64″)

 

Franklin Falls, WA

After moving to the Seattle area from southern Arizona last summer, I took a weekend walk up to Franklin Falls to photograph the South fork of the Snoqualmie River as it cascades over a 70-foot cliff. Large falls are always a treat after living in the desert.

Franklin Falls and Rainbow (#2, Color), near Bend, WA. (12″x18″)

Franklin Falls (#3, B&W), near Bend, WA (16″x46″)