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On Puget Sound (Original Post) regnaD kciN Jul 2014 OP
Beautiful shots liberal N proud Jul 2014 #1
Last one is my fav. Hoppy Jul 2014 #2
Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing:) eom freeplessinseattle Jul 2014 #3
I love living where I am gopiscrap Jul 2014 #4
+1 for the love of this area. chknltl Jul 2014 #5
When I first came to the US and settled in Tacoma at 14 years old gopiscrap Jul 2014 #7
What about the state tree... awoke_in_2003 Jul 2014 #10
Wow, me too! chknltl Jul 2014 #13
PS gopiscrap Jul 2014 #8
Ouch chknltl Jul 2014 #14
I know where you are!!!!! dixiegrrrrl Jul 2014 #11
I can not imagine living anywhere else. chknltl Jul 2014 #15
Gorgeous but you are leaking out our little secret with these photos. chknltl Jul 2014 #6
absolutely awesome. nt awoke_in_2003 Jul 2014 #9
We call those streaks of light "angel fingers" dixiegrrrrl Jul 2014 #12
 

Hoppy

(3,595 posts)
2. Last one is my fav.
Fri Jul 25, 2014, 07:14 AM
Jul 2014

Photo experts.. why does a digital go to that yellow filter type color when aiming at sunset type photos?

Can it be corrected?

gopiscrap

(23,849 posts)
4. I love living where I am
Sat Jul 26, 2014, 05:24 PM
Jul 2014

from my bedroom I see Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains and from our living room we see Mt. Rainier

chknltl

(10,558 posts)
5. +1 for the love of this area.
Sun Jul 27, 2014, 01:18 PM
Jul 2014

I love it out here too and never get tired of the views. All through Western Washington there are views of mountains and ocean or bays and inlets.

I currently live a little east of the town of McKenna which puts me about 20-30 miles west of Mt. Rainier. I have a nice view of it from my kitchen and my balcony and an absolutely stunning post card view of it while driving home from shopping in nearby Yelm. After all these years I still gaze at that mountain and think of it as mine.

gopiscrap

(23,849 posts)
7. When I first came to the US and settled in Tacoma at 14 years old
Sun Jul 27, 2014, 03:41 PM
Jul 2014

Mt. Rainier was my reference point. I was able to put myself in the right direction anywhere I was with in sight of the mountain. When I was 19 I wound up singing on a national singing tour and we spent some time in Kansas and there was no reference point...it really blew me away that an area could be that flat!

chknltl

(10,558 posts)
13. Wow, me too!
Mon Jul 28, 2014, 03:43 PM
Jul 2014

I always know where I am at in reference to Mt. Rainier. I thought it was just me that did that! If I get disoriented all I need to do is look around and find it and everything is all right again. What is odd now that I think of it, is that while going to college up in Bellingham I never had the same sub-conscious connection with nearby Mt. Baker! That said, I suspect I could still be blindfolded and taken anywhere in this state that had a view of one or more of our mountains and be able to figure out where I am at more or less. I am not sure I would like Kansas so much, it sounds disorienting.

chknltl

(10,558 posts)
14. Ouch
Mon Jul 28, 2014, 04:01 PM
Jul 2014

Pierce County PD does do a lot of business out here with those in a bit of a hurry. FWIW they would be the guys n gals I call if I needed a cop so I appreciate their presence but I am careful to mind the speed limits. If ever you travel through the town of Roy which is between here and Tacoma be extra EXTRA careful with their speed limits. They set up speed traps in town more often than not and they do love the 'tourist dollars' if you get my meaning.

dixiegrrrrl

(60,010 posts)
11. I know where you are!!!!!
Sun Jul 27, 2014, 06:03 PM
Jul 2014

You DO have lovely views.

I was born and raised in Puget Sound area and lived all over the state before I moved to the South.
And must admit I took the breathtaking views for granted all that time.

chknltl

(10,558 posts)
15. I can not imagine living anywhere else.
Mon Jul 28, 2014, 04:05 PM
Jul 2014

I spent 9 years in Germany, love the people, love the food better than American food (insert big sigh right here), but for me, there is no place like home.

chknltl

(10,558 posts)
6. Gorgeous but you are leaking out our little secret with these photos.
Sun Jul 27, 2014, 01:27 PM
Jul 2014

Could you please post a bunch of photos of overcast skies and dreary rain, maybe throw in a shot or two of I-5 traffic jams and 'sploding volcanoes. Thanks (btw I love each shot but my favorite is your black and white with the sailboat)

dixiegrrrrl

(60,010 posts)
12. We call those streaks of light "angel fingers"
Sun Jul 27, 2014, 06:06 PM
Jul 2014

I have been on many many ferry rides across the Sound there, but rarely have seen it as golden as these pics.
Good shooting!

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