Saturday, 11 June 2011 07:54

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The story begins when I first came to the USA and stayed 3 weeks in my uncle house in Seattle, Washington. Seattle is so green! It’s a city with high amount of rain and snow in year and if I’d like to tell the truth, actually they can only see the sun for 3 weeks in the middle of summer for the whole of the year! Thus it’s not weird the city and around it are covered with trees and plants as well as the jungles which are so dense, intact and wild! Fortunately, my trip was exactly in the same time that the sun showed up and I decided to enjoy it before it burns most of the bushes and plants. At this time the only negative effects of the sun are on the humidity of air as well as burning any plant that’s not in the shade while the sun is in the sky. Only in the few days, most of the plants burn and by vaporizing too much water from lakes, rivers, plants, etc. the humidity raises a lot and it causes so hot, humid and heavy weather in the evenings. Anyway, the beauties of emerald city made me to take wonderful pics and share them with you.

In Seattle you can see the beauty anywhere, look how the sculpture in the picture collects all your attention and the flowers on the top and in front of it made the scene so smooth and pleasant! Excellent architecture along with nice decoration, provide you perfect view. Every single part of the composition is talking to you and does it task best! The combination of the old architecture with modernism, rocks and plants, bricks and sculpture and the creative mind which put them all together are awesome! The composition of the photo makes you to linger more on all these beauties and enjoy them deeply!

It’s not unreasonable which Seattle called emerald city! During spring and summer everywhere is green. Can you see how dense the trees are? In addition of rich natural environment, most houses are made of wood which make its view perfect. City and the wild nature are in close relation together here, especially in the small cities in the suburb of Seattle such Sammamish that I even heard it’s not so wired if you see a deer in your back yard early morning during spring and summer time!

There are Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish Close to the city, Lake Washington is much bigger and exactly beside Seattle but Lake Sammamish is surrounded by Bellevue, Redmond and Sammamish cities. In addition, there is a nice pond inside Sammamish which called Evanscreek Pond and I used to go there. The pond and the natural area around it were so beautiful and completely wild and quiet!

In the photo below, the vivid green leaves and their nice composition, cause you feel fresh. As you can see, most of the leaves are new and therefore their color deeply affects you. By the way, green is my favorite color and same as many people it always makes me relaxed. The composition forces you to look at the two main points in the picture and your eyes move from the left lower corner to the right upper corner of the pic. All together, they provide you beautiful, vivid and live picture to enjoy it more and more!

Can you feel something strange about this pic? Can you find it? You may think I edited the photo to look like it! So what if I tell you the original photo is exactly the same and I just adjusted the colors? It’s a little complicated, isn’t it? You need to be so smart to find it in the first look! First of all, it looks like a painting and obviously, it’s so easy to make a pic such painting by using photoshop filters. But the point is I didn’t use any filter on this one! Ok, I give you some clues, look at the top right corner of the picture, notice how strangely the leaves and branches of bushes are pointing downward from the sky! What are those unusual things on the pic? It’s the time for revealing the secret, the photo actually is a picture of the image from sky, clouds and trees on the water of pond! So those odd things are some leaves which are floating on water. The water was so clear, so it acted exactly such a mirror. Now that you know the secret, don’t you think it’s so pretty?!

Nice shot, do you think so? The combination of the colors are amazing. The redness of the leaves look likes fire and it creates fantastic view while its background is the green color from other trees and the blue sky is shining between its branches. Actually, It’s one of my favorite pic that I took in Seattle and every time I look at it, it makes me feel excited.


It’s another photo of these amazing trees! It’s not just beautiful, it’s full of peace. The combination of the colors, the form of the branch along with red leaves which came downward from the top right corner to the bottom left corner and main focus on this branch with the low depth of field, created the nice and pleasant view. And in addition, it reminds me the memory when I was taking it. There was a car in the street which when she saw me; stopped completely and waited a few minutes and let me take the picture without any rush. Then shook her hand for me and left! I don’t know how, but for me it seems I can feel her nice job in the photo. So beside its terrific composition, there is a feeling in this picture which makes me smile every time that I’m looking at it!

It’s one of my exciting shots in Seattle. I love it; you can even feel the leaves in your monitor! What feeling does it make inside you? I bet you like it, same as me! So always remember it, If you look at the area around you more carefully, you may find such nice scenes, too. A good photographer first is a good observer! Look at the position of its fruit in the picture, notice to the form of leaves in the lower one third of the photo! It seems they are inviting you to come closer and touch them. The hot red fruit collects all your attention to itself and your eyes unintentionally stop on it! They create the feeling inside you which you would like to taste it!

One of the most attractive and amazing places for visiting close to Seattle is this huge waterfall which attracts many people every day. The waterfall and the nature around it is so beautiful and fantastic, such as these nice flowers in front of the waterfall which made smooth and pleasant views. It’s so nice when you are sightseeing these beautiful scenes while listening to the waterfall. It seems the white silky curtain of water covers the harsh cliffs and the ground hides itself by the green carpet of water along with bushes. The tall trees have raised to the sky and are observing any movement from the top!

And at the end, the water droplets which are dancing on air, going up and down, left and right, join together and separate, sit on the broad range of roaring river, fly and dance again and finally come down and join to the green floor of the river for listening to the great appreciations and turning to audience of the other droplets dances while are continuing their trip! Deep blue and green are combined together to bring you peace and equilibrium.

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