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Michael Riffle
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Photographer. Scientist. Caffeine aficionado.
Photographer. Scientist. Caffeine aficionado.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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