That peaceful, easy feeling

That peaceful, easy feeling

I spent a morning shooting in Seattle’s Japanese Garden, and came away with a lot of keepers. Here’s one of my favorites…

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Sunset in Seattle

Sunset in Seattle

Sometimes you just show up at the right time and get lucky.  That's exactly what happened to me one evening in Seattle.  I'll take it anytime!  ;-)

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The Pike Place fish counter

The Pike Place fish counter

I love Seattle, and in particular I love to visit Pike Place Market.  It's touristy but awesome.  Here's a shot of the fish counter, plus a couple of extra creative edits.  It's always good to experiment, right?

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Some goodness from Seattle

Some goodness from Seattle

I love to visit Seattle, and luckily we made a stop there on our big trip this past summer.  Unluckily, it was only for 1 night.  But I did get a wonderful sunset out of the stop, so I can't complain about that!  Here are some pics from Pike Place Market during that sweet, sweet sunset!

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Sunset at the lighthouse

Sunset at the lighthouse

I lucked into an amazing sunset at Lime Kiln Point State Park on San Juan Island, Washington - amazing clouds and superb color.  It was a real stunner.  Click on in and see all 4 pics!

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Catching a ferry to the islands

Catching a ferry to the islands

I got pretty lucky one evening.  We took a ferry from the mainland in Washington State over to the San Juan Islands, and happened to catch the last ferry of the day.  And then, sunset happened, and it happened big.  Luckily, I was hanging off the end of the boat with my camera in hand!

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The Seattle skyline

I caught this Seattle skyline shot from a ferry when we were pulling back into town.  I loved this view, even though I was pretty cold up on the rooftop deck.  We had been up in the San Juan Islands for the weekend (you have to go there!) and on the return, I had the camera out firing left and right.  When we arrived into Seattle and I saw the skyline there, I knew this was a shot that I really wanted!

Seattle houseboats

Here's something a little different!  Although I like the "big" scenes that I shoot in HDR, sometimes it's fun to throw in a little something unexpected...like a pastel-colored, intentionally soft houseboat shot.  :)  

I caught this image while wandering along Lake Union in Seattle a while back.  I had a few minutes before a meeting, and this area caught my eye, and seemed familiar.  It turns out this is near the houseboat that was used in the movie Sleepless in Seattle (at least according to some locals, it is).  I went for a soft, dreamy sort of processing here and thought it worked, especially with all the bright colors in the scene.  It made me think of a painting.