Posts Tagged: Washington state

October 18, 2012 – Seattle Center

Fountain at Seattle Center Playing in the fountain at Seattle Center

Thursday, October 18, 2012

As promised, here’s a small break from the bright yellow of aspens in autumn. This was taken earlier this summer in Seattle, in the shadow of the Space Needle. Yes, it does get warm and sunny enough out here to go play in the water. For at least a few days each summer. Okay, not many. And by warm enough, I mean 79 degrees. That’s warm, right?

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens. 1/1000s, f/9, ISO 100. Focal length: 22mm.

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October 9, 2012 – Fish Lake and Cathedral Rock

Fish Lake and Cathedral Rock

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Let’s take a break from Colorado pics today, and head back home to Washington State. I was able to sneak out for a bit this last weekend, to try to track down some more local color. Turns out I (mostly) aimed wrong, and the area I went to (near Salmon la Sac) wasn’t at peak yet. Instead, I should have headed north to North Cascades National Park to go larch hunting. Oh well. There were still some nice views to be had, just not quite what I was looking for.

This picture was taken not too far from the roadway, on the way to the trail I ended up hiking (which was the Paddy-Go-Easy Pass trail.) That’s Fish Lake in the foreground, and that mountain in the background is called Cathedral Rock.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens. 1/250s, f/9, ISO 400. Focal length: 50mm.

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September 13, 2011 – Snoqualmie Pass

Snoqualmie Pass

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Wow. I’ve been pretty terrible about updating this site lately. Only one post in all of August, and we’re halfway through September and I’m just getting around to making my first post. Sigh. And the bad news is, things probably aren’t going to change anytime soon. So, I hope you like this picture, is what I’m saying. Like, *really* like it. Hmm.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, 18-55mm kit lens. 1/1600s, f/7.1, ISO 100. Focal length: 55mm.

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July 22, 2011 – Monte Cristo Peaks

Monte Cristo Peaks

Monte Cristo Peaks, seen from Spada Lake

Friday, July 22, 2011

Just a quick post today to round out your Friday (or start off your Monday, if that’s when you’re seeing it.) This view was from the shore of Spada Lake, which is just a bit north of Highway 2 in the Startup/Gold Bar area. I wasn’t sure which peaks those were at the time, but I have since looked at a map. I’m fairly sure they are big peaks right next to the former-town of Monte Cristo (yes, the one along the Mountain Loop.) That is to say, Foggy Peak, Monte Cristo Peak, Kyes Peak, and Columbia Peak. I was kind of surprised to see that on the map, as I guess I just hadn’t really thought that closely about where exactly I was at the time. So, there you go. Have a great weekend!

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Unknown lens (but probably the Quantaray 70-300.) 1/1000s, f/11.0, ISO 200. Focal length: 70mm.

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July 20, 2011 – Chair Peak from International Bowl

Chair Peak from International Bowl

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I know, I know, another winter picture. Hey, it’s what I had handy. This is a view from in-bounds at Alpental (a ski area near Seattle), looking into the backcounty. That’s chair peak, and I was standing in International Bowl when I took the shot. I know I’ve said this before, but this is, more often than not, the kind of weather we get at our ski resorts. Lots of great snow, just not a whole lot of blue sky. Sometimes you’re skiing in the fog, sometimes the fog lifts a bit, but it’s generally pretty grey.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens. 1/200s, f/13.0, ISO 100. Focal length: 50mm.

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