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The northern lights put in a great show last night. Sadly I had to call it a night somewhat early for work, but did capture this very faint display over Olympia, WA
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More from #NxNw2015 today

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New on the photoblog today, an alternative view of Palouse Falls. From the recent #NxNW2015 #ExpeditionPalouse trip.
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Interesting crop of the falls. Its almost abstract. Good eye.
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Had a blast the last few days with the #NxNW2015 crew on the Palouse. I have a lot of images to share, but will be getting on an airplane for a work trip tomorrow, so only have time to get this up for now.

This image was captured with my Sony a6000 using an old Nikon 500mm Reflex lens.
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Of the three images that I selected for WE35 Expedition May I think it is the “Moment” image that is actually the important one.  Shortly after the shooting hit the new, the Olympia Police Department announced that the 2 suspects were only armed with skateboards.

Needless to say, the protesters didn’t feel that a skateboard should be considered a deadly weapon and should justify the shooting of the suspects.  While there were a number of people there with skateboards, this is the one, and the moment that really grabbed my attention while I was documenting the protest.

That’s it for my submission to WE35 – Expedition May.  I really wish I would have had a different local event to shoot, I love the town I live in.  I moved here by choice, not because I had to.  No one wants to see anything like this happen anywhere, let alone where they live.  We have had both peaceful protests and ongoing violence since the tragic events early in the morning of May 21.  I fear that there is going to be more violence before this is all over but there is one thing I hope that people remember.  Peaceful protest is not only protected by the first amendment, it is absolutely critical to living in a free society.  Violence and looting on the other hand is nothing but fear and anger based and serves no one.
A skateboard as a deadly weapon? #WE35 Expedition May in downtown Olympia.
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More from the recent #NxNW2015 expedition to the Palouse. This one of the iconic Weber House bathed in golden hour light.
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The USS New Jersey on the Camden, NJ waterfront. This was from a recent work trip to the area.
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Awesome shot. Always feel proud when I see a US Navy ship. God bless America!
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After less than 48 hours of being home from the epic #NxNW2015 trip to the Palouse I found myself getting on an airplane and flying to Philadelphia for work. Even though I was still exhausted from 4 days of very little sleep I was still pretty excited about visiting Philadelphia as it is a city I have always wanted to visit, I am something of a history buff. I also wanted to get some shots of the Philadelphia skyline while I was there.

I put out a couple requests via social media on locations to shoot the skyline and got a lot of good advice from the online community. Two places that seemed to top the list were from on the Ben Franklin Bridge and from the Camden, NJ waterfront by the aquarium. I ended up shooting from both locations and really liked aspects of both in that they both gave you great views of the Philadelphia skyline, but very different perspectives of it.

One of the advantages to shooting from the Ben Franklin Bridge is that you are elevated above a good part of the city and you are looking down onto the buildings. This gives you a sense of depth that you can’t get shooting from ground level.

I really would have liked to shoot from the Ben Franklin Bridge more than I did, but this is the only shutter click I made that night. It takes a while to find parking and then walk out onto the bridge. With the sun setting late this time of the year I didn’t get out to the location I shot this from until about 8:55pm. Just as I got my tripod setup and my first exposure made, this one, a port authority police officer came by to tell me that the pedestrian portion of the bridge closes at 9:00pm. Fortunately I got a “keeper” but when it was all said and done, I walked on a hot and humid night for about 45 minutes and spent $11 for parking to make exactly 1 image. Given the effort, I really hope you enjoy it. :-)
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Very nice capture Scott. To me, worth the investment!
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Thanks to an unexpected and very short notice work trip to Philadelphia last week I am way behind on processing and sharing images from #ExpeditionPalouse with the #NxNW2015 crew. Going to try and make up for that over the next couple days and weeks.

This image was from an unexpected stop along the highway. As you probably know, I am a sucker for good looking clouds. :-)
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When most people think about the timber industry, especially in recent years with some of the "reality tv" shows about logging, the only thing that come to mind is going out in the forest and cutting down trees. What the vast majority of people don't know is that cutting the tree down and turning it into a log is only the first step in making lumber. Those logs are processed at mills and cut into the lumber that is used to build everything from furniture to houses. Mills, such as the Simpson Mill, pictured here, in Shelton used to be the backbone of the local economy of many northwest communities.

Over the last number of decades the processing of logs into cut lumber has shifted overseas. It is not uncommon to drive by many of the ports here in the Pacific Northwest and see large cargo ships being loaded with logs for the trip across the Pacific Ocean. All of this leads to mills being shut down and the Simpson Mill in Shelton is no exception.

The closure of the Simpson Mill was announced a couple months ago, and as of now has less than a month of operation left. After it closes it will be torn down. I drive by this location somewhat regularly and had always wanted to stop and make this image, with the mill getting ready to close and go dark, I decided to make a special trip out to Shelton to capture this while I could.
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This is my second of three images for Expedition May of the #WE35 project and while I got images that would probably fit the category of “portrait” more than this one does, this one really does illustrate a common theme during the protest, it seemed that everyone had some sort of camera.

It wasn’t very many years ago that a protest like this would most likely only be captured by a small handful of cameras, most likely media of some type, but in the world of high quality cell phone cameras I can’t imagine that there is an angle or moment of this protest that doesn’t have some sort of video or photographic record of it.

Stay tuned, I will be sharing my “Moment” image tomorrow to close out my Expedition May submissions.
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