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« on: May 21, 2014, 06:51:07 PM »

I decided to walk down Capitol Hill yesterday and managed to catch I-5 in a full-on traffic jam...in all directions (including the reversible express lanes).


I-5 from Lakeview Boulevard by SounderBruce, on Flickr

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Re: Seattle-area photos
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2014, 09:42:20 PM »

Yup, that's Seattle for ya'...LOL!  One main N-S through route freeway for an entire city and no place to put another one.  This has got to be one of the worst urban bottlenecks of all time.

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US 101 is THE backbone of the Pacific coast from Bandon OR to Willets CA.  Industry, tourism and local traffic would be gone or severely crippled without it being in functioning condition in BOTH states.

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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2014, 07:54:28 AM »

Nice balance and composition of over and under.

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Re: Seattle-area photos
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 08:49:05 PM »

Just a heads up, my Flickr collection for WA will be updated after every trip. As a bonus, I present my map of places to photograph various freeways in Seattle.

Here's two more pictures, one from April and another from Tuesday:


I-5 north from Yesler Way by SounderBruce, on Flickr


I-5 from 45th Street by SounderBruce, on Flickr

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Re: Seattle-area photos
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2014, 05:09:43 PM »

^ Great pictures.

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Re: Seattle-area photos
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2014, 03:25:39 PM »

Nice I-5 photos.
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Re: Seattle-area photos
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2014, 10:51:02 PM »

So, I took the aligning of a Sounders match and the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge closing to go to Montlake and snap some pics. Enjoy the rare pictures of an empty 520 in daytime.


Westbound from Montlake Boulevard (WA-513)


Eastbound from Montlake Boulevard (WA-513)


Westbound from 24th Avenue E


Eastbound from 24th Avenue E


The abandoned onramp for the R.H. Thompson Freeway


It seems WSDOT didn't shut off their variable speed limit sign, perhaps because it needs to be permanently displayed.



Of course, shutting down one of the two routes connecting Seattle with its eastside suburbs is not without consequences. The backup on I-5 was monstorous and my camera battery died shortly after taking these pictures from Madison and Spring streets:



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Re: Seattle-area photos
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2014, 08:10:20 PM »

Pictures of Interstate 5 from the Holgate Street overpass in SODO/Beacon Hill.


I-5 northbound from Holgate Street by SounderBruce, on Flickr


I-5 northbound from Holgate Street by SounderBruce, on Flickr


I-5 southbound from Holgate Street by SounderBruce, on Flickr

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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2014, 10:01:40 PM »

More great pix!  Thank you Bruce!  I remember the "Temp 90" days so it was great to see that old sign.

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Re: Seattle-area photos
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2014, 12:14:35 PM »

Great photos.  Seattle looks to have some interesting roads.

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Re: Seattle-area photos
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2015, 09:42:08 PM »

I haven't updated this thread in a while. Time to go back through my Flickr feed and cherrypick some roadgeek-friendly material.

Have some passenger seat pictures of I-405, where 17 miles of new HOT lanes between Bellevue and Lynnwood will begin tolling this year.


I-405 NB from Lind Avenue by SounderBruce, on Flickr


I-405 SB approaching I-90 by SounderBruce, on Flickr


I-405 SB approaching I-90 by SounderBruce, on Flickr


Traffic on I-405 SB in Bellevue by SounderBruce, on Flickr


I-405 Express Toll Lane gantries by SounderBruce, on Flickr

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Re: Seattle-area photos
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2015, 12:35:58 PM »

Those are some great-looking pics!
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Re: Seattle-area photos
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2015, 06:16:31 PM »

All these photos want to make me do is visit Seattle. Unfortunately, it's 3000 miles to the west of me, so that's not going to happen any time soon.  :-(
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Re: Seattle-area photos
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Re: Seattle-area photos
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2015, 10:25:56 PM »

A special treat: some aerial photos of Smokey Point and I-5 up to Stanwood.


Aerial view of Smokey Point TC by SounderBruce, on Flickr


Aerial view of 172nd Street NE (WA-531) in Smokey Point by SounderBruce, on Flickr


I-5 at WA-531 by SounderBruce, on Flickr


I-5 at WA-532 by SounderBruce, on Flickr


WA-530 approaching Arlington by SounderBruce, on Flickr

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Re: Seattle-area photos
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2015, 03:08:30 PM »

New camera acquired. I've put it (along with a new camera sling bag) through some trials at my local train/bus transfer station and it performed excellently.

Now I just need to learn how to take better photos with this DSLR.


SR 531 westbound from I-5 by SounderBruce, on Flickr


SR 531 eastbound from I-5 by SounderBruce, on Flickr


Smokey Point TC Bay 2 by SounderBruce, on Flickr


Everett skyline from Pacific & Smith by SounderBruce, on Flickr


CT 29709 at Wetmore Avenue Swift station by SounderBruce, on Flickr


Pacific Avenue eastbound from Oakes Avenue by SounderBruce, on Flickr

Everett Station by SounderBruce, on Flickr


Everett Station by SounderBruce, on Flickr

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Re: Seattle-area photos
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2015, 08:36:01 PM »

You take very good photos Bruce and have a fine eye for a perspective.  Thank you for showing so much of Seattle and Puget Sound!

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« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2015, 11:20:19 PM »

You take very good photos Bruce and have a fine eye for a perspective.  Thank you for showing so much of Seattle and Puget Sound!

Rick

Second that. Great job Bruce; I look forward to seeing more!
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Re: Seattle-area photos
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2015, 12:56:54 AM »

You take very good photos Bruce and have a fine eye for a perspective.  Thank you for showing so much of Seattle and Puget Sound!

Rick

Second that. Great job Bruce; I look forward to seeing more!

Third! Very nice photos Bruce. Far better photos than anything I've ever been able to capture on my iPhone. :-D
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Re: Seattle-area photos
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2015, 12:59:25 AM »

It's kind of suspicious how all of these comments come out of the woodwork after I go up a level on the camera hardware ladder.

Thanks for all of the support, guys!

 


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