I live in Seattle and I think that Fall is, without a doubt, the best time of year in this part of the country. Not because of changing leaves like people rave about on the east coast or even cooler temperatures, which are a blessing when they finally arrive.
I like fall because of the smells of the city in the fall. Seattle's wet.
Surrounded by inlets and canals and sheltered in the east and north by mountains, Seattle gets a -lot- of rainfall. Statistically, downtown Seattle averages 58 clear (sunny) days a year, with most of those days occurring between May and September. And once the clouds roll in and the air returns to being cool and moist, it smells different.
The scents are clean and crisp. Moist and earthy. These scents dampen the industrial scents of commerce and exhaust that come with city living and accentuate the more natural scents of trees, vegetation, moist soil and sea air.
Today's shop has a variety of photos of the city I love living in, especially in the Fall. Steve Raley, the photographer behind PhotoGrunt on Etsy, is a talented photographer who clearly also enjoys cities and Seattle. He has a number of photos of the area from urban photos to signage, architecture, transportation and more.
Steve is a truly talented photographer from Redmond, Washington with a variety of color photos as well as black and whites offered in his shop. He even has some outdoor pieces that bring back some terrific childhood memories both of Washington state as well as British Columbia, Canada.
If you have a chance, I highly recommend stopping by Steve Raley's shop on Etsy and taking a look around. You're sure to enjoy the browse and if you've ever wanted to see a taste of what this corner of the world is like, his photos are sure to give a little of the local flavor to enjoy.
TO VISIT PHOTOGRUNT ON ETSY YOU CAN CLICK THE PICTURES ABOVE OR, IF YOU'D RATHER, CLICK RIGHT HERE!
You may also enjoy visiting Steve Raley's blog or his website where you can find many more images that are not currently listed in his Etsy shop!
Friday, October 8, 2010
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