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Paradise Loop Trail on Mt Rainier

My favorite part of the Paradise Loop trail was the less busy return (counter clockwise)- wonderful views of the Mountain, mossy streams, and rolling hillsides.

Rainier_Path_Moss_Stream.jpgRainier Path, Moss, and Stream, Mt. Rainier National Park, WA (16″x46″)

Rainier_Path_Shadow_PanoRainier Path and Shadows, Mt. Rainier National Park, WA (16″x31″)

 

 

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Autumn Colors on Flanks of Mt Rainier

On one of the last clear weekends this fall, I took a hike around the Paradise Loop trail on Mt Rainier. I hadn’t been over to this side of the Park in clear weather- despite the crowds on the hike up to Glacier Vista and Panorama Point, the views of the glaciers and summit are spectacular (and the number of people dropped off on the east side of the loop).

Rainier_Shadows_AutumnColors_PanoAutumn Colors and Evening Shadows, Mt. Rainier National Park, WA (17″x35″)

Rainier_Path_StreamRainier Path and Stream, Mt. Rainier National Park, WA (16″x55″)

 

 

Ghost Ship and Fog in Elliott Bay, WA

Ships appear likes ghosts out of the fog in Elliott Bay, WA.

GhostShip_Fog_WestSeattleGhost Ship and Fog, West Seattle, WA (9″x18″)

Pylons_GhostShipPylons, Ghost Ship, and Fog, West Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

 

Pylons and Fog in Elliott Bay, WA

I’ve been waiting for thick fog to obscure the Seattle skyline so I could shoot some bulb exposure of the structures along Elliott Bay- I got what I was wishing for in late October. This is probably one of my favorite abstract photos that I’ve taken in the last few months.

 

Pylons_Thin_Fog_WestSeattlePylons and Fog, West Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

Don Armeni Boat Ramp Long Exposures

Bulb exposure of the Seattle skyline shot from the Don Armeni Boat Ramp lanch in West Seattle. I tried getting this shot to be symmetrical, but it was slightly off.

 

DonArmeniLaunch_BW_BulbExposure_BWDon Armeni Launch and Seattle Skyline, West Seattle, WA (9″x18″)

Eroding Docks from Alki Beach

Bulb exposure of the Seattle skyline from a grey, rainy day back in early October.

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Reflections and Seattle Skyline, West Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

Bulb Exposures from West Seattle

More from the smoky/cloudy day in August along Alki Beach and Joe Block Park. Amazing how the boat in the top image appeared completely stationary to the naked eye, but after a ~30 second exposure, it started to blur in this photograph.

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Dock and Boat, West Seattle, WA (11″x15″)

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Pylons (#2, Black and White), Alki Beach, West Seattle, WA (12″x15″)

Pier at Salty’s

While photographing the Seattle skyline back in August, I walked around to Salty’s along Alki Beach and took a few photos of this pier poking out into the Bay.

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Pier and Seattle Skyline, West Seattle, WA (12″x16″)

Seattle Skyline Bulb Exposure, Part 1

Smoke and clouds blanketed the sky back in late August, so I headed over to West Seattle to use the neutral, low lighting to do some long exposure (bulb) photography.  Another photographer in town had mentioned this old, rusty dock, but he didn’t know exactly where it was- happy to have found it! I included two of my favorite photographs from this location.

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Rusty Dock, (Bulb Exposure #1), West Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

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Rusty Dock, (Bulb Exposure #2), West Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

Hazy and Clear views of Mt Sopris

After the fires this summer, views of Mount Sopris from Carbondale and the surrounding area  were sadly hazy and smoky. A few evening rain clouds blew in over Sopris, but there wasn’t enough precipitation or wind to fully clear the air, leaving the views of one of my favorite mountains slightly obscured.

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Sopris, Clouds, and Smoke, near Carbondale, CO (12″x18″)

Fortunately, on my last night in the area, the winds changed direction and pushed some of the smoke out of the region. It felt like I’d put on glasses- the view of Mount Sopris appeared crisp and well-defined as the setting sun cast a pink glow on the flanks of the mountain.

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Sopris and Evening Clouds, near Carbondale, CO (12″x18″)