October 2, 2012
On April Fool’s Day, 2009, we introduced a new feature on the Northwest Wining and Dining website called the Puget Sound Cam, or PSCam.
The PSCam is located in my husband’s office/studio five floors below the condo in which we have lived the past 20 years in downtown Seattle.
The PSCam boasts a westerly view of the Waterfront, with views across Elliott Bay to West Seattle and the Olympic Mountains. In the foreground of the Cam’s bird’s-eye view, you can see the new Seattle Great Wheel spinning away, as well as ferry boats and container ships plying their routes.
During this final gasp of summer in Seattle, I’ve captured some of the best shots from the PSCam and wanted to share them with you here.
A sunny day with both a ferry boat and tanker in the distance!
More glorious sunshine!
July 10, 2012
Since its inception on April 1, 2009, we’ve been very proud of the reliable performance and sheer usefulness of the Puget Sound Cam.
The PSCam documents the activity in Seattle’s Elliott Bay, which is part of Puget Sound. Through an intricate set of waterways, this “inland sea” runs about 50 miles to the Washington coast and the Pacific Ocean.
The PSCam is located in Spencer’s studio/office just five floors from the condo in which we have lived for the past 20 years. We’ve watched the landscape along the Waterfront change over the years, but never as dramatically as recently thanks to building of the Seattle Great Wheel.
We’ve been watching with bated breath as the Wheel takes shape, and welcomed it once it was spinning.
The Wheel is so pretty at twilight. . .
And dramatic at night.
I love this shot with the ferry boat heading toward its berth in the background. . .
Getting closer. . .
The Wheel almost looks like a band of sapphires in the nighttime sky. . .
Fiery and dramatic here!
All dressed up for a special light show to celebrate July 4 in this one! (Photo courtesy of Seattle’s KIRO, Channel 7, website.)
One final spin before the Wheel says “goodnight!”