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Michael Riffle
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Vista House Sunrise

Here's a shot of Vista House from a cold, windy, Autumn sunrise in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. Yes, it is possible to shoot this building with no people if you get up early enough.  ;)
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Really nice Michael...I love the reflection of color on the left side!
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And the silken, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before
  - From The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe

For Halloween and day three of the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge  / #5dayblackandwhitechallenge , I thought I'd post a shot I've posted on Halloween before, of a raven that haunted me on a solitary trip to Canyonlands National Park a few years ago. Thanks to +Wendy Chase for the nomination.

Today I'd like to nominated +Jim Lundgren to participate. The rules (if you accept) are to post a black and white image (new or old) every day for 5 straight days, tag me, and nominate someone new to play along.

#halloween  
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Dynamite Halloween shot +Michael Riffle ...I was wondering how long I was going to survive without getting nominated :)  I gladly accept!!
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Day One. I always seem to be late to the party, but the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge  / #5dayblackandwhitechallenge  has finally made its way to me courtesy of +Wendy Chase. I love color and don't choose to do much black and white, so this is definitely a challenge for me. Thank you Wendy!

Wendy's post came in remembrance of the passing of our friend Tawni, just over a year ago. I thought it would be fitting to post a photo I shot with Tawni during a +Seattle Photowalk, when Tawni, Wendy and I meandered around Pioneer Square and the waterfront shooting photos all afternoon. We all really loved the reflection of this building in this puddle and spent a bit of time trying to capture it.

I'm going to tag +Anna Lowry for participation in the five day challenge, as she's been killing it lately with wonderfully creative series of urban reflection photography in Seattle--and I thought of her right away when I processed this photo. If you agree, just do five straight days of black and white photography (old or new), use the tag #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge , and tag me in the posts. 
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Well spotted, one of the best photo's of this type that I've seen!
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Leaves

Came across this beautiful collection of Autumn leaves on the ground in town today. You never know when or where you'll run into amazing fall color.

#fall   #autumn   #color  
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Your welcome +Michael Riffle , Autumns my favourite season and this is autumn colours at their best thank you :)
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I ello. Do you ello? Let's ello together.  https://ello.co/michaelriffle
Ello is a beautiful, simple, and ad-free social network. The Ello interface supports posting and private messaging. Ello allows users to share images, video, text, and sound files in an elegant environment that makes it fast and easy to read, post, and search content submitted by friends. Ello does not mine user data and there are no advertisements. Clutter management tools help users filter noise and minimize unwanted content while helping users...
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Can't even find time for the platforms I participate in now :)
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The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
 
The night has a thousand eyes,
  And the day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies
  With the dying sun.
 
The mind has a thousand eyes,
  And the heart but one;
Yet the light of a whole life dies
  When love is done.

(by Francis William Bourdillon)

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This is a shot of the Milky Way taken up near Mt. Baker and North Cascades National Park during our last new moon. My daughters had been wanting to "really see the stars", and when the new moon coincided with some totally clear skies, we jumped into the car and headed into the mountains so they could see some. And they did.

#astrophotography   #stars   #milkyway   #landscapephotography  (+Landscape Photography)
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Fantastic!!
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For day five of the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge  / #5dayblackandwhitechallenge , I'm posting a shot of a somewhat iconic landmark in my beautiful city. This is the view of the Space Needle from Kerry Park, just a bit northwest of downtown Seattle.

Thanks +Wendy Chase for the nomination, it's been a fun five days. For my final nomination, I'm nominating fellow Pacific Northwestener, +Peter West Carey. The rules (if you accept) are to post a black and white image (new or old) every day for 5 straight days, tag me, and nominate someone new to play along.
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One of my favorite places. 
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For day four of the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge  / #5dayblackandwhitechallenge , I'm posting a shot of the Federal Building in downtown Seattle I took on a +Seattle Photowalk

I'd like to thank +Wendy Chase for the nomination, and send a nomination out to +Mark Pouley, who was also on this photowalk. The rules (if you accept) are to post a black and white image (new or old) every day for 5 straight days, tag me, and nominate someone new to play along.
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Your pretty good at this:-)
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Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more...

We arrive at day two of the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge  / #5dayblackandwhitechallenge , after being tagged by +Wendy Chase. Today we find the intrepid salmon flinging himself into the maw of some rapids on the Sol Duc River in Olympic National Park, a sight you can see every fall around this time.

I am going to nominate +Shane Srogi for participation in the challenge, as a lover of the Sol Duc River! The rules (if you accept) are to post a black and white image (new or old) every day for 5 straight days, tag me, and nominate someone new to play along.
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Autumn Falls
Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

Enjoyed a lovely, damp, foggy, misty day in Silver Falls State Park when I visited there last week to shoot fall color. Here's a shot looking downstream at a lovely autumn scene from behind one of the waterfalls.

#fall   #autumn   #landscapephotography  (+Landscape Photography)
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The Little Things
Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Sometimes, even when surrounded by the grand vistas of the Columbia River Gorge, it pays to stop and appreciate the little things. Here a clump of Licorice Ferns grows out of the moss of the side of the tree in the Autumn damp--with a blanket of fall color in the background.
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I like this photo simple but really beautiful
Have a wonderful day to you
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Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming

Here's a shot of Devils Tower just after sunset, with the full moon rising above the Belt of Venus in the background.

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Photographer. Scientist. Caffeine aficionado.
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By day, I am a computational proteomicist, bioinformaticist, and scientific data manager at the University of Washington in Seattle. (What???) That means I use computers to study biology. I spend my time generating and working with huge amounts of scientific data, writing datamining algorithms, and developing massive databases. If you are throwing together science, academic, programming, database, or other similar circles, feel free to add me—more than happy to talk about these things!

By most of the other time, I am a landscape photographer based in Seattle. The Pacific Northwest affords endless opportunities for amazing outdoor photography. Three National Parks located right here (Olympic, North Cascades, Mt. Rainier), and endless mountains, seascapes, forests, bridges, and more. I try to get out and shoot as much as I can, and am always looking for people to go out and shoot with!

Also particularly love to travel to the Colorado Plateau and the Desert Southwest to get more amazing shots. I am especially likely to be found in these places near the end of Winter when my skin has the consistency and color of a waterlogged corpse.

Other personas include chocolate and coffee addict, hiker, tennis player, belligerent political debater, hack philosopher, and nerd-in-denial.

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Scored 161 points for a single word in Words with Friends (QUEZAL).
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  • University of Washington
    Molecular and Cellular Biology, 1999
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