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Old 03-25-2012, 11:00 AM
 
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Twin Lakes CO
Maroon Bells CO
Sedona AZ
Lake Louise (before or after the tourist buses arrive/leave)
Anywhere on Prince Edward Island
Labrador
Martha's Vineyard
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:17 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Wellfleet and Cape Cod National Seashore is the one place here in Massachusetts I feel most at peace and in awe of my surroundings. From Marconi Beach Henry David Thoreau once said "A man can stand here and put all of America behind him". The dunes, shrub pines, bluffs, lighthouses, bays, freshwater kettle ponds, sand bars, and green marshland are all there and it's Cape Cod at its finest, some of America's best seashore.


Walk on Marconi Beach (http://www.flickr.com/photos/loveless/4974132349/ - broken link) by Loveless future (http://www.flickr.com/people/loveless/ - broken link), on Flickr


Marconi Beach (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43902184@N00/3514512458/ - broken link) by michaelannb (http://www.flickr.com/people/43902184@N00/ - broken link), on Flickr


Marconi Mist (http://www.flickr.com/photos/52505951@N08/6139568161/ - broken link) by Liddy5 (http://www.flickr.com/people/52505951@N08/ - broken link), on Flickr


Dunes, Cape Cod National Seashore (http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwaste/4771954369/ - broken link) by Edwaste (http://www.flickr.com/people/edwaste/ - broken link), on Flickr

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Old 03-25-2012, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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Yeah, much of the time you get that light mist. When I lived in SF, I would drive down there nearly every day off; I find driving meditative, and loved the area, so I got familiar with the little "downtown" area and its restaurants. I'd crash at the Ritz-Carlton with the Mrs. on occasion, and tried a few B&B's. It's really amazing how close it is to San Francisco... really awesome little day (or half-day!) trip.

And precarious = perfect, to me


The only way to experience PCH
Yeah... I'd love to do it your way. I've only ever done that drive in a "compact" rental.

I'm amazed at how close it is to San Francisco but it feels like a different world.

Nice ride though!
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Crater Lake, Oregon on a clear day.

Most if not all of the Front Range of the Rockies.

Sunset on the Gulf of Mexico.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:06 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Default Lake Superior Coast

Apostle Islands, Wisconsin


Split Rock Lighthouse, Minnesota


Lutsen Mountains, Minnesota
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Porcupine Mountains, Michigan


Grand Island, Michigan
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Maybe I am bias, but none of the sunset pics or vids posted in this thread can come close to comparing with a Seattle sunset. They're the best. Not even other locations within Washington can compare to Seattle when it comes to sunsets.

We have nice sunrises here too, but those sunsets are breathtaking!

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Old 03-25-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Maybe I am bias, but none of the sunset pics or vids posted in this thread can come close to comparing with a Seattle sunset. They're the best. Not even other locations within Washington can't compare to Seattle when it comes to sunsets.

We have nice sunrises here too, but those sunsets are breathtaking!
Indeed sunsets in Seattle are spectacular, when they color the Olympic Mountains purple amongst the shimmering blue waters of Puget Sound and pink/orange skies. I use to watch them from Alki point in West Seattle, watch the city lights illuminate while ferries cross the sound.

Most anyone knows photography just simply can't do any sunset justice. To be sure there are amazing sunsets elsewhere too, even in WA. Go out to LaPush on the Pacific Coast on the Olympic Peninsula. Watching the sun go down over the churning waves of Pacific surf with the huge monolith rocks in view being on the quiet beach is next to heaven.


La Push Sunset - 5 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/svj/2678537401/ - broken link) by sweejak (http://www.flickr.com/people/svj/ - broken link), on Flickr


La Push Sunset #1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tropic_69/4964166309/ - broken link) by T 69 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tropic_69/ - broken link), on Flickr


La Push Sunset (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mindweld/910949950/ - broken link) by mindweld (http://www.flickr.com/people/mindweld/ - broken link), on Flickr

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Old 03-25-2012, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Maybe I am bias, but none of the sunset pics or vids posted in this thread can come close to comparing with a Seattle sunset. They're the best. Not even other locations within Washington can compare to Seattle when it comes to sunsets.

We have nice sunrises here too, but those sunsets are breathtaking!
New Mexico




Los Angeles
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Indeed sunsets in Seattle are spectacular, when they color the Olympic Mountains purple amongst the shimmering blue waters of Puget Sound and pink/orange skies. I use to watch them from Alki point in West Seattle, watch the city lights illuminate while ferries cross the sound.

Most anyone knows photography just simply can't do any sunset justice. To be sure there are amazing sunsets elsewhere too, even in WA. Go out to LaPush on the Pacific Coast on the Olympic Peninsula. Watching the sun go down over the churning waves of Pacific surf with the huge monolith rocks in view being on the quiet beach is next to heaven.
Nearly every time I've been out to La Push and whatnot, the sunsets looked like that!
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:03 PM
 
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I'd say that the 1000 Islands region of NY and Ontario is up there with its castles, quaint port communities, water and of course islands.


Visit the 1000 Islands: Boldt Castle, Alexandria Bay NY - YouTube


Visit the 1000 Islands: Alexandria Bay NY - YouTube


1000 Islands. St. Lawrens river. - YouTube
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