Once again I risked being pooped on to bring you some bird pictures. Shot at Ballard Locks near Seattle, WA.
Stopped by the side of the road near Anacortes, Washington. Looking across Fidalgo Bay at Mount Baker.
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Hooray, more slightly creepy abandoned buildings! Click on the images to see larger versions.
HDR (high dynamic range) image. Combining several exposures to get a balanced shot showing the sunlit exteriors and dark interiors of some of the buildings.
Yes, I had a thing with shooting doorways on this trip. I also like all of the stuff growing on the roof.
These buildings can be a bit creepy even on a sunny day. I was wandering around and I started hearing this strange squeaky scraping sound. Flashback to every Stephen King book I have ever read. It was the pieces of this partially collapsed roof moving in the wind. At least I think it was the roof….
This is why you are not allowed to go into the buildings…
A look back at this set of buildings as I moved on to other parts of the park.
Northern State Hospital is a former mental hospital complex, built in 1912 and closed in 1973. It was nicknamed “The Bughouse”. It is now a park that contains the remains of some of the buildings.
It’s a huge place – I walked about 3 miles and did not get to see all of it. A few of my early favorite shots are below, I will be posting more soon. The two shots of the tower are HDR (high dynamic range) images.
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I noticed that this tower had an opening at arm level, so…
I knew the bottom was full of water, I had no idea what was above, but I had to try a shot. I stuck my arm in, holding the camera as tight as I could, and took the shot.
More shots coming in the next week or two as I go through them. I’d like to thank Jolene Hanson (http://jolenehansonphotos.wordpress.com/) who suggested it as a fun place for a photo trip.
I started this blog three months ago today. Wasn’t sure I would like blogging, wasn’t sure I would like putting my “stuff” out there for the world to see, and wasn’t sure what “stuff” to put out there.
Having a great time so far. Both creating my blog and being introduced to other ones around WordPress. Wanted to say thanks to everyone for visiting and commenting!
And I had to throw in a few pictures to show that my efforts in dog photography are continuing without injury to the dog. (See post “Photo shoot gone wrong”).
Still trying to catch that treat…
Unharmed and willing to try again…