Category Archives: Pacific Northwest

Not Often You See An Avro These Days

The BAe146 was a regular feature in the 90s.  It was a popular regional jet with use both in Europe and the US.  They were still in service when we moved to Chicago and I traveled on them on occasion.  … Continue reading

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Crowds Enjoying Gas Works Park

A sunny weekend day means people head to the parks.  Gas Works Park was no exception on the sunny day we were there.  Plenty of people were gathered up on the hill and down near the water enjoying a relaxing … Continue reading

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Lots of Wheels to Touch Down

The spot Mark introduced to me at Vancouver was good for touchdown shots.  British Airways brings an A380 in each day so I was keen to get that landing.  The landing shots included a lot of tire smoke as the … Continue reading

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It’s Raining on Us Only

A trip to Snoqualmie Falls ended up being on a day that was not the greatest weather.  We were hoping that it wouldn’t rain.  When we got to the top of the Falls, it was getting pretty wet.  However, it … Continue reading

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Follow the Lock Staff Instructions

The smaller of the locks at Ballard has mooring points that float with the water level so the boats can tie up and wait for the process to be over.  In the big lock, the boats have to let out … Continue reading

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Hellcat Surprise Pattern Work

I had gone to Paine Field for an Antonov arrival that has its own post here.  We got a nice bonus while there.  A Hellcat was up for a Check flight of some sort which I didn’t even know about … Continue reading

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Smoke the Tires and Make Them Shiny

I was photographing some evening arrivals at Vancouver and, as I went through the shots afterwards, I got to see some detail on the tires that I had not noticed before.  The tires’ surface has a matt finish as you … Continue reading

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Jewels on the Leaves

This was something my Mum spotted as we walked around Snoqualmie.  The water droplets that had fallen on the leaves of the plants were really catching the light.  From a distance they glistened like jewels on the leaf surface.  Even … Continue reading

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Floatplanes from the Space Needle

While the Space Needle is a great place to view the city of Seattle, it is also good for seeing floatplanes.  Lake Union is a base for many floatplane operations and the routes take the planes close to the Needle.  … Continue reading

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MOPOP Color Intensity

The building that is MOPOP is both an interesting shape and a mixture of finishes.  When the light is right, the red metallic section really pops.  I took a piano of the building to show the three different finishes.  It … Continue reading

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