Friday, October 8, 2010

Seattle in the Fall and Steve Raley Photography - A Rare Post by Leal

PhotoGrunt on EtsyI 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
PhotoGrunt on Etsyof 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.


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!


PhotoGrunt said...

Hey Gilliauna,

Thank you so much for the recommendation and the kind words! And your take on Fall around here is dead on...well done!



lisaroy said...

great photography! I love the manhole covers :)

Unknown said...

Love the photography! Found you on the etsy forum, please come visit my blog:

Unknown said...

Seattle is one of my favorite cities and Steve one of my favorite photographers. I love his gritty urban black and white photos. Great post!

Julie Magers Soulen Photography

Splendid Little Stars said...

Great perspective on Fall in Seattle! I have been to Seattle once--in July--and it didn't rain! What a great city!

storybeader said...

I like city life, and if you had to pick a city, I think Seattle would be a lovely place to live. Great photos! {:-Deb

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