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Old Jan 16, 2014, 9:20 PM   #1
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On New Years Day we took the grandchildren to Seattle. Took the ferry from Bremerton to Seattle. All Ist DS DA 16-45

1. Naturally-the Space Needle
2. Seattle Skyline thru the fog
3. Seattle Great Wheel from the water
4. Harbor Cruise ship -shot thru the gondola glass
5. Seattle Great Wheel logo-wheel is 175-0' in diameter with 42 gondola's
Three trips around-about a (15) min trip
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Old Jan 16, 2014, 9:57 PM   #2
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Something I plan on doing more of this year is 'scapes. Very good series!
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Old Jan 17, 2014, 8:23 AM   #3
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I also like the series, nice job
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Cool! So what's it like riding such a big ferris wheel? I'd love to photograph from one, it would be a fabulous point of view, but does it feel too much like a thrill ride? I don't do roller coasters at all any more.
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My days of "thrill" rides are over. 66 yrs old with a hip replacement. The Wheel is very safe-completely enclosed in a glass gondola-the lousy weather has a lot to do with that. Turns very slow so as long as you have a clean window you can take a lot of shots. I thinik it is only a few years old-but a big attraction for Seattle. If you can walk Pike Place market isn't that far away.
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Very neat shots. The last time I was in Seattle was 2006. We were only there for one evening (en route to Alaska), but we walked around the waterfront for about an hour. I never saw the big wheel, so I assume it was built after '06. Either that or I am very unobservant!
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Officially opened in late June, 2012-a big attraction now.
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Old Jan 23, 2014, 9:39 PM   #8
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Hmmm, then perhaps I'll take the camera and ride the one when it opens in Vegas. Huge ferris wheels seem to be the in-thing now. Or if I ever get back up to Seattle, it looks pretty amazing.
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Actually my (3) yr old grandson drove us crazy until we relented and went. He had a great idea. Didn't know Vegas was doing this also-will definitely put that on my list.
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