LOCATION: USA - West Coast / Alaska / Hawaii

AngeloAngelo Turning frowns upsidedownPosts: 8,937Super Moderators moderator
edited December 31, 2008 in Location, Location, Location!
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; WEST COAST / ALASKA / HAWAII


Welcome. An introduction to this thread can be found here.

If you live in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon or Washington we'd love to see a bit of your town in this thread.

If you are uncertain of what to post, here's a suggestion: Choose a commercial center of your village, town or city. Be it a financial district, "downtown" area or other type of market center.

We will finesse these forums as we go depending on the level of posts and participation. But most importantly let's have fun doing this!




Start your post with a title containing a) STATE b) CITY, TOWN or VILLAGE where you live.

example: CALIFORNIA; BAKERSFIELD

Then insert your photo and add a few lines of descriptive text to tell us about the image and your life in that location.


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  • AngeloAngelo Turning frowns upsidedown Posts: 8,937Super Moderators moderator
    edited January 29, 2008
    California; Los Angeles
    Los Angeles City Hall

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    some facts

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  • ShudderzShudderz Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 29, 2008
    California; Kingsburg
    Downtown
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    About Kingsburg
    Kingsburg is about equal distance from San Francisco and Los Angeles.
    The town boasts its Swedish heritage, even calling the town a "Swedish Village"
    Our population is just over 11,000.
    It is small and quaint, a wonderful place to raise a family.
    Heather
    www.heatherdunnphotography.com
    My Blog My Facebook Page
    GIVING BACK - How will you give?
    "I look at life outside of the lens and capture the world through it." -Thomas Robinson
  • rpcrowerpcrowe RPCROWE Posts: 733Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 31, 2008
    Cruisin' Grand
    Here's what is happening every Friday night from May to September on Grand Avenue in Escondido, California which is about 35 miles north of San Diego.

    http://rpcrowe.smugmug.com/gallery/4066786#236834728
  • a110p0a110p0 Major grins Posts: 257Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 2, 2008
    California; Redwood City
    Downtown Redwood City, CA.

    Historic 1910 courthouse.

    Redwood City redeveloped their downtown with retail, dining,
    and movie theaters.

    Redwood City is about 25 miles south of San Francisco.



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    Alvin
    Fremont, CA
    SmugMug Gallery
  • mmtorunommtoruno mmtoruno Posts: 183Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 10, 2008
    San Jose, CA

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  • Eric&SusanEric&Susan Writing With Light Posts: 1,280Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 24, 2008
    If it ever stops raining here I will post up some pics of my little town.

    Eric
    "My dad taught me everything I know, unfortunately he didn't teach me everything he knows" Dale Earnhardt Jr

    It's better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for who you're not.

    http://photosbyeric.smugmug.com
  • ban25ban25 Big grins Posts: 42Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 24, 2008
    California; San Francisco
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    Golden Gate Bridge

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    San Francisco

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    Coit Tower
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,749Super Moderators moderator
    edited February 26, 2008
  • Tee WhyTee Why Major grins Posts: 2,390Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 28, 2008
    I live in Pasadena, which is pretty much a couple of small cities north of Los Angeles, so I guess metro LA is my home town.
    1. Disney Concert Hall on Braodway, downtown.
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    2. View south towards downtown from Mulhalland Dr. just north of Hollywood.
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    3. Venice Beach, beach side basketball courts.
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    4. Dodger's Stadium
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    5. Mount Hollywood.
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    6. Pasadena cityhall.
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    7. Pasadena, twilight.
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    8. Famous Colorado Bridge at Pasadena.
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    9. Fireworks, Fourth of July at the Rose Bowl.
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    10. Pasadena Cityhall.
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    11. Can't forget Griffith Observatory.
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  • doctorsoupdoctorsoup pdxphotoguy Posts: 49Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 28, 2008
    Portland, Oregon, USA
    Here's a link to a digital panorama of downtown Portland I stitched together in PTGui on a MacPro. I couldn't get the photo to upload (because of the wide format?):

    http://doctorsoup.smugmug.com/gallery/3701151_2wQ7a#259876592
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  • Tee WhyTee Why Major grins Posts: 2,390Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 1, 2008
    doctorsoup wrote:
    Here's a link to a digital panorama of downtown Portland I stitched together in PTGui on a MacPro. I couldn't get the photo to upload (because of the wide format?):

    http://doctorsoup.smugmug.com/gallery/3701151_2wQ7a#259876592
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    Definitely has a pop to it.
  • doctorsoupdoctorsoup pdxphotoguy Posts: 49Registered Users Big grins
    edited March 1, 2008
    Oregon: Portland: Fourth of July fireworks
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    Thanks T Y
  • a110p0a110p0 Major grins Posts: 257Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 1, 2008
    Nice Shots
    Tom, I've enjoyed many of your beautiful photos, especially your
    Los Angeles shots. Thanks for sharing.

    Doctorsoup, amazing shot of Portland, well done.

    Alvin
    Alvin
    Fremont, CA
    SmugMug Gallery
  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,159Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 2, 2008
    Big Island, Hawaii
    One of my favorite places on the planet...

    Beautiful coastline:
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    Interesting sea life:
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    Gorgeous sunsets:
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    Erupting volcanoes:
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    Vigorous hiking:
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    Skiing??
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    And some of the clearest skies on earth:
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    (well, above 8000 ft. anyway!)

    Lots more not shown... take your camera and a laid back attitude, stir and enjoy.
    Chris
  • doctorsoupdoctorsoup pdxphotoguy Posts: 49Registered Users Big grins
    edited March 3, 2008
    thx
    thanks Alvin!
  • doctorsoupdoctorsoup pdxphotoguy Posts: 49Registered Users Big grins
    edited August 26, 2008
    Portland, OR
    Here's a crop from the pano I posted earlier of downtown Portland OR:

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  • jrogersjrogers Big grins Posts: 77Registered Users Big grins
    edited September 12, 2008
    doctorsoup wrote:

    Your shot of downtown p-town from the south side of the Hawthorne Bridge is right outside of my office. BTW, nice picture.
  • doctorsoupdoctorsoup pdxphotoguy Posts: 49Registered Users Big grins
    edited September 21, 2008
    downtown PDX gallery
    JRogers, here's a link to a gallery I have of PDX pics:

    [EMAIL="http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/3466019_hemMD/1/359799486_Potbj"]http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/3466019_hemMD/1/359799486_Potbj[/EMAIL]

    Now there's a construction crane now up at the west end of the Hawthorne Bridge which spoils the shots from the Eastbank. Do you know what is going up there?
  • PokumuraPokumura Beginner grinner Posts: 2Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited September 22, 2008
    Hawaii, Kona
    Personally I stick to the water, but Hawaii Island has a bit of everything.
    Mountains, valleys, desert, volcanoes, great culture, and pleanty aloha to go around. Check it out.
    Aloha,
    Paul
    okumura.smugmug.com
  • TommyboyTommyboy Inveterate Lensman Posts: 590Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 20, 2008
    Bakersfield, CA
    The quintessential small town, with all the good and bad that comes with that, Bakersfield is a town of some 350,000 people, but it feels much smaller. Characterized by its primary industries, oil and agriculture, it is infamous for its heavy-handed law-enforcement (come for vacation, leave on probation) and its portrayal in Grapes of Wrath. If you're headed north or south in California, it's a must-stop for pictures along the Kern River or Downtown.

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    "Press the shutter when you are sure of success." —Kim Jong-il

    NEW Smugmug Site
  • MaryBooMaryBoo Big grins Posts: 55Registered Users Big grins
    edited October 31, 2008
    Washington, Duvall
    Duvall is a small town about 20 north east of Seattle. The Snoqualmie River runs through our valley

    #1 Mount Si

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    #2 Snoqualmie Falls


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    #3 Snoqualmie River
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    Mary
    www.cherryvalleyphoto.com
  • jrogersjrogers Big grins Posts: 77Registered Users Big grins
    edited November 6, 2008
    Oregon; Portland
    Downtown w/ sternwheeler:

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    Westmoreland Park:

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  • jrogersjrogers Big grins Posts: 77Registered Users Big grins
    edited November 25, 2008
    More Portland, OR
    It's getting dark when I get off work, so a couple Fridays ago I stayed a little late to get these shots:

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  • captnemocaptnemo Depth defying Posts: 166Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 31, 2008
    Tommyboy wrote:
    The quintessential small town, with all the good and bad that comes with that, Bakersfield is a town of some 350,000 people, but it feels much smaller. Characterized by its primary industries, oil and agriculture, it is infamous for its heavy-handed law-enforcement (come for vacation, leave on probation) and its portrayal in Grapes of Wrath. If you're headed north or south in California, it's a must-stop for pictures along the Kern River or Downtown.
    Ahh the streets of Bakersfield, home, even though I lived all over growing up, Bakersfield (where my Grandparents lived) was always home. Now I live in Sacramento though.

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    View looking towards downtown from the American river bike trail.

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    Downtown Sacramento

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    State Capital

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    Downtown at night
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