Author Archives: Rob

Abandoned Weyerhaeuser Headquarters

When we visited the Pacific Bonsai Museum, the parking lot was by a large office building that seemed pretty strange.  It was settled in a valley between two ridges with multiple levels with much greenery attached.  I was curious about … Continue reading

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Thudfest

After posting a picture of a Thud, I decided to see how many of the ones listed on Wikipedia as preserved in the US I had photographed.  Here they all are in their Thud-loveliness.

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Lakefront Properties – Who’d Want the Noise?

Here are a few of the houses that along the north end of Lake Washington as seen from the pier at Kenmore.  Sure, they look like nice houses and they look out over the lake but I’m sure the noise … Continue reading

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NOTAR Sneaks Up on Me (I Guess It Works)

In the late 80s and early 90s, NOTAR was a big deal.  McDonnell Douglas Helicopters (as it then was) had come up with the concept of NO TAil Rotor and was pushing it hard.  It was seen as a safer … Continue reading

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Woodinville Skate Competition 2018

Not far from where we live in Woodinville, there is a skate park.  It is always popular with people hanging out be there skaters, scooter users, BMX riders or just people enjoying the park.  I have been meaning to walk … Continue reading

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Practice Panning to Make it Different at BFI

I was killing some time at Boeing Field and the light was dropping fast.  There was a variety of traffic inbound but nothing that counted as terribly unusual and not, therefore, something I desperately cared about getting a good shot … Continue reading

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Training a Tree

I have seen full sized trees being trained or supported with structures put in place to keep their growth where intended.  I had never thought about it being applied to bonsai though.  However, while trimming is a key part of … Continue reading

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Combat Air Takes Up Some Customers

I got a little distracted while I was at Lyons Air Museum.  Out on the ramp were some SF-260s belonging to a company called Combat Air.  The company shared space with the museum and, while I was walking around, a … Continue reading

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Fireworks in Kenmore

Last year we were living in Kirkland when July 4th came around.  We checked out the fireworks in the town and I took the camera along.  Unfortunately, we picked a place to sit in the park that meant the fireworks … Continue reading

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RAT Noise

UPS is buying a bunch of 747 freighters at the moment.  I have shot a few of them including examples here and here.  The route back to Paine Field takes them across our area when the pattern being flown is … Continue reading

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