I visit Yakima valley once of two times every year. You drive south east form Seattle for about two and a half hours and you reach this beautiful valley. If you ask GPS for driving directions, it will take you along I-90 East and then to I-82 East from Ellensburg. This is where you need to make a detour. Before you hit I-82 east, take the Yakima canyon road exit from I-90 and then drive along Yakima river, it is Exit 109 on I-90. The canyon road, the Yakima river and a railway line are almost parallel to each other for several miles, about 20 minutes' drive. It is a pretty interesting drive. I was able to see a slow train, and we followed the train for a few minutes and got some nice views along the way. If it is summer, you cans people enjoying boat or float ride in the river. There is a tour company who does float ride for tourists, it is fun to do. End of summer is the best time to go to Yakima valley if you are interested in wine tasking. Summer is a good time if you enjoy doing vegetable picking or fruit picking. I enjoy visiting the vineyards in the valley and also do wine tasting in one of the several wineries in the region. It is a good place for spending a weekend, and it is not too far from Seattle.
What is interesting about this picture ? I like curves and other geometric shapes in images, and this is one such situation where I could get the long train in the frame that created a beautiful curve. The mountains in the foreground also has a couple of curves, and so is the river. The sky wasn't that great because this was taken during middle of the day. The partly cloudy sky would have created majestic colors if it was early in the morning or late in the evening, I will try that probably during my next trip to Yakima.
Exposure : 24 mm, ISO 100, 1/125 sec, F11
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Curves, geometric shapes.