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Orange

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While I tend to mostly post travel images on the blog here, loyal followers know that I don’t just shoot travel photos and therefore I like to mix things up occasionally. Keeps everyone on their toes. Of course, a photo of what’s a familiar place for me could very well be a ‘travel’ photo for someone else. It’s all in your perspective. In this case, the old refining equipment at Seattle’s Gasworks Park, which was recently repainted, provides a great study in color.

Orange

Orange - Gasworks Park, Seattle

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Flashback to Fall

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Flashback to Fall: Technically winter hasn’t arrived yet in the northern hemisphere and won’t be here for almost three more weeks. It feels much like winter outside, except that there seems to be a few more leaves left hanging on the trees than usual for this time of year. Although it was hard to say that Seattle really had much of a summer, fall itself seemed to arrive later this year as well.

Flashback to Fall

Flashback to Fall - Seattle

There’s still plenty of time to contribute to the Passports with Purpose funding campaign to raise money to build libraries in Zambia.

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Red in Red Square

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It’s a rainy, blustery day in Seattle as I write this post, and is predicted to remain so through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. I actually like stormy holidays where you can snuggle inside around a warm fire. But a week of rain could be a bit much. So for today’s photo, here’s something looking back on (slightly) warmer times. Red Square at the University of Washington is aptly named in this image as the summer sun sets behind the Broken Obelisk

Red in Red Square

Red in Red Square - Seattle, USA

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Under the Aurora Bridge

I have a guest post on the popular travel blog foXnoMad with 5 ways to take better sunset photos while traveling. There’s also a great review of my ebook Capturing the Journey over at Heather on Her Travels. There’s also another nice review at Twenty-something Travel.

Today’s Photo

Seattle’s Aurora Bridge on Highway 99 passes over the neighborhood of Fremont and the ship canal. Although it’s officially called the George Washington Memorial Bridge, no one ever refers to it by that name, and most locals probably don’t even know that’s its name. (I didn’t until I researched it for this blog post.) Dedicated in 1932, it’s been one of the most ‘popular’ jumping off points for those desiring to end it all until recently when suicide barriers were erected. Also among its storied history is an incident that occurred shortly after I moved to Seattle in the 90’s where a crazy person shot a bus driver as he was crossing the bridge causing the bus to careen through the guardrail and crash to the streets below, killing several passengers. Even so, it remains a photogenic structure.

Aurora Bridge

Aurora Bridge - Seattle

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The Leaning Needle

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Ultra-wide angle lenses have a tendency to create a lot of perspective distortion in vertical lines. I tend to like this. It has a bit of a ‘wow’ factor, and it’s just fun. There are times when you want to avoid this, typically in certain architectural images, and there are ways to minimize it in those situations. Here, it looks as if the Space Needle is leaning over the EMP.

As it turns out, construction began on the Space Needle 50 years ago this month. At 605 feet, it was the tallest building in Seattle and west of the Mississipi when it was completed in 1962. Although it has since been eclipsed by a number of other downtown buildings in terms of height, it still remains a Seattle icon.

The Hovering Space Needle

The Leaning Space Needle - Seattle

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