West Seattle photographers’ views, from way up, and close up

Two photos to share (click either/both for larger views):


From pilot/photographer Long Bach Nguyen, a view of the Admiral District, looking north to Elliott Bay, this Friday – note Hiawatha at lower right.

Meantime, Machel Spence, who often shares closeup looks at tiny marvels, wonders if you can guess what this is:


Her only clue: She took the photo Saturday at Village Green Perennial Nursery (WSB sponsor), where she says her photo cards will soon be sold.

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18 Replies to "West Seattle photographers' views, from way up, and close up"

  • Machel Spence May 27, 2012 (11:27 am)

    Tracey, do you want me to let you in on it or do you want to guess? A lot of people on FB guessed eggplant and a few thought it was two fairies with fancy hats on but since I have not seen evidence of the latter I WILL say it’s not eggplant.

    • WSB May 27, 2012 (11:35 am)

      I just asked you in e-mail because I was curious. Lot of people won’t even see this till the holiday weekend’s over so just let it run :) – TR

  • Machel Spence May 27, 2012 (12:39 pm)

    I am e-mailing you what it is right now…it fooled me, I thought it was some kind of undiscovered fungi!

  • 4thGenWestSide May 27, 2012 (2:01 pm)

    What a fantastic shot over West Seattle. The other one looks like something someone might chew on before going to a Pink Floyd show.

  • West Seattleite May 27, 2012 (2:04 pm)

    Thank you to both photographers. I very much enjoy WSB posting these shots.

  • miws May 27, 2012 (4:47 pm)

    4thGen, I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon….

    .

    Mike

  • I. Ponder May 27, 2012 (8:35 pm)

    I’m guessing the flowers are from a Paulownia tree.

  • islewrite May 27, 2012 (8:46 pm)

    Ummm….12-day-old chicken embryos? ;-)

  • Amber May 28, 2012 (10:12 am)

    Not totally sure but that flower could be a root parasite called Broomrape:

    http://www.paulnoll.com/Oregon/Wildflower/plant-Broomrape-Naked.html

  • I. Ponder May 28, 2012 (2:56 pm)

    I’m fairly certain they are Paulownia tree flowers that have fallen to the ground. Will anyone be confirming this?

    • WSB May 28, 2012 (3:09 pm)

      Machel will answer :)

  • Machel Spence May 28, 2012 (7:12 pm)

    DING…they are paulownia tree flowers stuck in the dirt upside-down! Great job Ponder!

  • I. Ponder May 28, 2012 (8:04 pm)

    So happy. What did I win?

    • WSB May 28, 2012 (8:12 pm)

      Bragging rights!

  • I. Ponder May 28, 2012 (9:39 pm)

    I didn’t win the photo? DOH!

  • Machel Spence May 29, 2012 (10:38 am)

    LOL…Ponder, I can make that happen, and I can even meet you and sign it for you. How about that?? Write me and we will make a time… info@spencephotography.com

  • 35this35mph May 29, 2012 (10:33 pm)

    So cool! Machel I think you are my favorite photographer. Not that I’m keeping a running tally, but every time I see your work it speaks to me and I have come to recognize your hand. Thanks for continuing to post them here!

  • I. Ponder May 29, 2012 (10:51 pm)

    So excited!!

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