White Center, WA

White Center, WA

Just for fun, this is what the same spot looks like in Google Street View:

White Center Street ViewSorry, Tattoo & Piercing, you’ve been replaced by Coffee. Also, it looks like Google needs to store high-dynamic range versions of all the Street View imagery and then render it at 8-bits per channel based on the scene being viewed. This would still be a high contrast scene, but at least they could retain some cloud detail. It would be cool if Street View worked more like video games which adjust brightness based on where you are looking (i.e. in a tunnel, indoors vs outdoors, etc.). Get to work, Google!

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Proletariat

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Ape Caves, WA

Ape Caves, WA

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Ape Caves

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Window Head

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Window Head

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Reflection of Mount Rainier at Spray Park

Reflection of Mount Rainier at Spray Park

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Spray Park

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The Saab, in it's natural environment.
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Speaking of Driving…

Drove to Hozomeen Campground last weekend, which is on Ross Lake just south of the US-Canadian border. There is no access from the south on the US side, so you have to drive into Canada and then 40 miles south on a gravel road to get to the campsite. A beautiful, fun drive, but my tire didn’t enjoy it as much. Luckily, Canadians are kind and they fixed my tire for free. Made it home without any more flat tires.

Well... crap.

Well… crap.

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Blue Ridge Parkway, NC

Blue Ridge Parkway, NC

My other hobby is driving, and it’s roads like these that get my blood pumping. Never mind that I had to drive this road in a Dodge Caliber…

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Great Smoky Mountain Road

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Birmingham, AL

Birmingham, AL

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Steel City Pops

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