Year 3 – September 13, 2014 – Return to Rattlesnake Ledge

It is almost too soon for a sequel but we decided to return to Rattlesnake Ledge – this time we would do it early in the morning to try to catch the sunrise.  We started a little late and by the time we got the ledge. the sun has already been up for a while.  The view is still as amazing as our previous trip.  Next time we should start much earlier and probably hike in the dark to get there to watch the sun rise.  THAT would be amazing.  Anyway. I got t take a picture I have always wanted to take – sun and moon in one picture.  If you look very closely by the Rattlesnake Ledge point to the right, you can still see the moon.

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Year 2 – September 13, 2014 – Morning Glory

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Year 3 – September 12, 2014 – Day and Night

After the walkabout yesterday, I was inspired and there is a place that I have seen and suspected that it would have a nice view of the city skyline.  I didn’t know the name of the place until today, Jose Rizal bridge.  Lo n behold it has great view of the skyline.  It was so nice that I decided to return around sunset just see how the place would look like.  The night time didn’t turn out as well – there was too much vibration on the bridge to sustain long exposure shot.

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Year 2 – September 12, 2014 – Hobnobbing

Hob Nob – to spend time with someone (such as a famous or wealthy person) in a friendly way.  I was invited to hobnob with the movers and shakers of the town for charity event at the Temple Theater.  Great event.  Bountiful food – all the colorful drink you can handle.

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Year 3 – September 11, 2014 – Seattle Walkabout

Another beautiful day while some part of the nation got September snow.  I decided to talk a walk around the city of Seattle.  The space needle is only less than 10 minutes walk away so that’s where I headed making a loop to Alaskan Way and back again.

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Year 2 – September 11, 2014 – Freedom Don’t Come Free

I don’t remember if I planned the shot by purposely position myself between the dove and the flag.  I only remember trying to get the flag and the sunset in the background.  The interesting thing is that the juxtaposition of the half mast flag, the dove and the barb wire are saying a lot about the day.

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Year 3 – September 10, 2014 – Stare

I was not planning to get this close to this dragonfly. I was hoping that it would actually fly instead of staying put because I was testing the 3D tracking function of my D-7000 but the bug decided to have a staring contest with my camera.

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Year 2 – September 10, 2014 – Sunset

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Year 3 – September 9, 2014 – Flight

Another beautiful day and I was inspired.  After work, I ventured to Mercer Slough with my macro lens and want to see how many tiny creatures or objects that I can photograph.  I remember when I was here around spring and there were plenty of salmon berry, but they are gone now.  There weren’t too many flowers that I can photograph either.  There are however plenty of spiders.  I noticed a couple of garden snakes and a bunny but they were too fast for me.  I was spying a big dragonfly for quite a while but it wasn’t very cooperative.  And then, as I was on my way back (I got plenty of spider photos) I noticed a batch of small yellow flowers with some bees.  I was still inspired by the bee picture at Woodinville and hoping that I get a better angle this time.  Having a macro lens on hand will definitely help.

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Year 2 – September 9, 2013 – An Apple a Day

Another one my neighbor property.  He bought an apple tree early spring and now this is the only surviving apple.  It looks pretty tasty though.

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Year 3 – September 8, 2014 – Sushi Anyone?

Have tuna will make sushi.  The solitary sushi is called Ebikko fish roe sushi and the rest of them are spicy tuna sushi.  Not pictured are some very yummy Salmon (sake) nigiri, imitation crab sushi, tamago (omelet sushi)  and some octopus (tako) nigiri.

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Year 2 – September 8, 2013 – Red Red Rose

My neighbor has this solitary rose bush that usually only have one or two rose  that is like a photograph waiting to be taken.

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Year 3 – September 7, 2014 – Chateau Ste. Michelle

I often hear people talk about the wineries at Woodinville so fresh from the adventure yesterday, we decided to take an easier outing and drove to Woodinville to check out the wineries.  We stumbled upon Chateau Ste. Michelle and had an opportunity to check out the place.  It looks more like a picnic place or resort than a winery.  Initially I was looking for the place where they actually grow the grapes – there are some nice grapes around the entrance but I found out later that they don’t make wine from the grape they grow by the entrance.  Actually, none of the wineries in Woodinville (other that Hollywood Hills Vineyards) grow the grapes to make their wine locally.  Quite a disappointment.  I was kind of used the huge wineries that I visited near Niagara on the Lakes.  I did, however get a decent picture of a bee in flight :)

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Year 2 – September 7, 2013 – Cloud

Another nice summer day – the cloud formation was so interesting I had to grab my camera and captured it.

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