Edmonds Transportation Mix

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Bill Anderson

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Monday (12/23/13) afternoon from Sunset Ave. I caught the superstructure of a new Washington State ferry being barged south towards Seattle. A friend said it is the Samish which was built at a shipyard on Whidbey Island and is being transported to Seattle for completion.
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Tug doing the towing.
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Ferry superstructure mounted on the barge.
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Later that afternoon I went to Marina Park to photograph the sunset. Shortly before sunset, a northbound freight rounded Pt. Edwards and rolled past the off leash dog park.
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JaniceL

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That's interesting. I would never have guessed that the ferry would be assembled in multiple locations. Learn something new everyday. :)

I like the light you caught on the train.
 

Bill Anderson

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#3
Wednesday (1/15/14) afternoon a fog bank from Puget Sound kept rolling in and out of Edmonds. I was down at Marina Park photographing birds when I saw the ferry from Kingston coming out of the fog shortly before arriving at the Edmonds ferry dock.

Post processing using Picasa's auto contrast gave it that artsy/surrealistic/ethereal look that Terry and I love.
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No post processing.
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Terry O

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Interesting ferry superstructure shots, Bill. I had no idea they were building part of one on Whidbey. The foggy shots do qualify as ethereal! :)
 

Bill Anderson

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#8
While Terry, Daren, and I were photographing grebes at the Edmonds Marina Wednesday (4/23/14) morning, the Washington State Dept. of Transportation's newest ferry, the Tokitae, sailed north past Edmonds on sea trials.

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Bill Anderson

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Four days later (6/29/14) I was back trying the same thing with a freight train.
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It is that time of year when the sun is setting at its latest and farthest north. The angle of the sunset with the railroad tracks below Sunset Ave. creates interesting sunset + train shots.

I need to experiment with my Speedlites to light up the trains. A local member offered to give me some quick lessons. If you are reading this thread and your offer is still open, please shoot me a PM.
 
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Terry O

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#12
I like shots number 2 and 3 a lot, Bill. Perhaps a bit more light on the train, but the shot is pretty dramatic as is, IMHO.
 

Bill Anderson

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#14
Wednesday (7/2) was on Sunset Ave. experimenting with various lenses on my 7D.

Morning: 7D + 500L telephoto.
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7D + 500L telephoto + 1.4x teleconverter.
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Bill Anderson

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I was at the fishing pier Monday morning (8/18/14) when the Lady Washington and one other sailing ship passed by heading south.
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Later that evening I was up on Sunset Ave. waiting for the sunset. There wasn't much of one, but the ferry looked nice.

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