Photographer's Guide to the Puget Sound & Northwest Washington: Where to Find the Perfect Shots and How to Take Them

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Shoot perfect photos from digital and film equipment with pointers from one of the region's most renowned photographers.
Anyone who has visited Puget Sound and Olympic and Mount Rainier National Parks has experienced the sublime wonders of these stunning destinations. This is a year-round guide for anyone looking to capture the rare beauty of northwestern Washington.

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Shoot perfect photos from digital and film equipment with pointers from one of the region's most renowned photographers.
Anyone who has visited Puget Sound and Olympic and Mount Rainier National Parks has experienced the sublime wonders of these stunning destinations. This is a year-round guide for anyone looking to capture the rare beauty of northwestern Washington.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881507560
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/4/2007
  • Series: The Photographer's Guide Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 787,603
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Rod Barbee is a professional nature photographer and writer whose work has appeared in Outdoor Photographer, Nature's Best, Northwest Travel, Backpacker, National Parks, and other magazines, in addition to being featured in numerous calendars, catalogs, and books. He lives in Port Ludlow, Washington.

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Table of Contents

Introduction     8
Using This Book     9
How I Photograph Northwest Washington     10
Mid-Puget Sound
Greater Seattle     17
Seattle Center     17
Tropical Butterfly Exhibit     18
Glazer's Camera     18
University of Washington Campus: Cherry Trees in Spring     19
Washington Park Arboretum     19
Seattle Japanese Garden     19
Kerry Park     20
Seattle Waterfront     21
Pike Place Market     21
Steinbrueck Park     21
Pioneer Square     22
Washington State Ferries     22
Myrtle Edwards Park     22
Olympic Sculpture Park     23
Opening Day of Boating Season     23
Woodland Park Zoo     23
Volunteer Park     24
Gasworks Park     24
Magnolia Park     25
Magnolia Viewpoints     25
Discovery Park     25
Center for Wooden Boats     26
Fisherman's Terminal     26
Hiram Chittenden Locks     26
Carl S. English Botanical Garden     26
Boeing Museum of Flight     27
Kubota Gardens     28
Rizal Viewpoint     29
West Seattle: Harbor Avenue     29
West Seattle: Belvedere Viewpoint     29
West Seattle: Lincoln Park     30
Federal Way     30
Rhododendron Species Garden     30
Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection     30
Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters-Lupine Fields     31
Mukilteo Lighthouse     31
The East Side     31
Bellevue Botanical Gardens     32
Bellevue Downtown Park     32
North Sound
Whidbey Island     33
Fort Casey State Park     33
Coupeville Waterfront     33
Ebey's Landing     33
Meerkerk Gardens     35
Deception Pass State Park     35
Cornet Bay Road     35
Tulip Fields of the Skagit Valley     37
Roozengaarde     37
Tulip Town     37
Birds of the Skagit and Nooksack     38
Fir Island     39
Padilla Bay and Samish Island     39
Padilla Bay Reserve     39
Samish Island and the Samish Flats     40
Johnson-Debay Swan Reserve     40
Mount Vernon      40
Skagit River     41
Skagit Eagle Festival     41
Nooksack River     41
Deming Homestead Eagle Park     41
Mosquito Lake Road     42
Kendall Creek Hatchery     42
Anacortes Area     42
Cap Sante Park     42
Cap Sante Marina     43
Mount Erie     43
Washington Park     43
Far-North Sound     44
Chuckanut Drive     44
Larrabee State Park     44
Mount Shuksan and Picture Lake     44
Heather Meadows     45
South Sound
Tacoma Area     47
Museum of Glass     47
Snake Lake Nature Center     48
Titlow Beach     48
Point Defiance     48
Five Mile Drive     48
Owen Beach     49
Fort Nisqually     49
Camp 6 Logging Museum     49
Point Defiance Viewpoints     49
Point Defiance Gardens     50
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium     50
Gig Harbor     50
Daffodils of Puyallup     51
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park     52
Olympia Area     52
Capitol Grounds and Capitol Building     52
Tumwater Falls Park     53
Tumwater Historical Park and Olympia Brewery     53
Yashiro Japanese Garden     54
Capitol Lake     54
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge     54
Mima Mounds     55
Kitsap Peninsula
Bremerton     57
Elandan Gardens     57
Poulsbo     58
Point No Point     59
Port Gamble     59
Port Gamble View     60
State Parks     61
Scenic Beach State Park     61
Kitsap Memorial Park     61
Bainbridge Island     61
Bloedel Reserve     61
Photographing Ferries from Bainbridge Island     62
The Olympic Peninsula
Port Townsend Area     63
Victorian Homes     63
Downtown Port Townsend     63
Wooden Boat Festival     65
Kai Tai Lagoon     65
Port Townsend Shipyard     65
Fort Worden State Park     65
Point Wilson Lighthouse     66
Fort Flagler State Park     66
Oak Bay/Indian Island/Marrowstone Island      67
North Olympic Peninsula     67
Lavender Fields and Gardens of Sequim     67
Port Angeles     68
Ediz Hook     69
City Pier     69
Ferry to Victoria, B.C     69
Tongue Point     69
Cape Flattery     70
Hood Canal Area     71
Mount Walker     71
Dosewallips Road     72
Rocky Brook Falls     72
Whitney Gardens and Nursery     72
Olympic National Park     73
Heart O' the Hills     73
Hurricane Ridge Road     74
Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center Area     74
Hurricane Hill Road     75
Obstruction Point Road     75
Deer Park     76
Madison Falls     76
Lake Crescent Area     77
Barnes Point     77
Marymere Falls     77
Meldrim Point     78
Fairholm     78
Sol Due Hotsprings Road     78
Salmon Cascades     79
Ancient Groves Nature Trail     79
Hot Springs area     79
The Sol Duc Trail     79
Sol Duc Falls     80
Rialto Beach     80
Hoh Rainforest     81
Ruby Beach     82
Queets Corridor     82
Lake Quinault     82
Staircase     83
The San Juan Islands
San Juan Island     85
Friday Harbor     85
Lime Kiln Point State Park     86
Roche Harbor     88
Westcott Bay Sculpture Park and Nature Reserve     88
English Camp     89
Young Hill     89
American Camp     89
Cattle Point     89
Pelindaba Lavender Farm     90
Orcas Island     91
Moran State Park: Mount Constitution     91
Moran State Park: Cascade Falls     91
Rosario Resort     92
North Beach     92
Covered Bridge     93
Lopez Island     93
Lopez Village     93
Fisherman Bay Preserve     93
Hummel Lake Preserve     94
Shark Reef     94
Watmough Preserve     95
Spencer Spit State Park     95
Lopez Island Farmland     95
Lopez Island Vineyards and Winery     95
Suggested Reading     96
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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Great Photographer's Resource

    On a recent trip to Seattle, I wanted to spend my time photographing outstanding sites. As a newcomer, I had know idea where to go. Lucky for me I found Rod Barbee's wonderful resource at the Barnes & Noble near my hotel!

    The book not only shows examples of the photographic sites in the various areas of Seattle, but discusses the best time of year to shoot them and suggests actual camera settings!

    By using "Photographer's Guide to the Puget Sound & Northwest Washington" as my guide, I was able to optimize my short two days into a valuable photographing experience.

    I only had two regrets, 1) I didn't find the book BEFORE I left home, 2) I didn't have at least a week to explore the area!

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