A Pacific Northwest Photography Blog

Madge Bloom



My name is Madge Bloom,

I am a freelance photographer, wife, mother and a Christian.

Now retired after working the first half my career on the Seattle waterfront and

the second driving a 40′ transit style school bus.

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My blog gives you a glimpse of the beautiful part of the United States where I have always lived.

You will see images from all around the Pacific Northwest,

but mostly from Washington and the metropolitan area of greater Seattle.

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My photography spans the bright lights of the big cities, the quiet charm of small towns, rural and agricultural areas.

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My work has been published:

  • in fiction and non-fiction works, and textbooks (as illustrations and covers)
  • for advertising in industry, restaurants, small businesses, professional sports and tourism
  • for websites
  • for magazines
  • as prints for individuals

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I’m glad you’ve stopped by, I hope you enjoy your visit.

If you have any questions about my images, would like a license to use an image,

please click on the ‘Contact,’ tab and send me a message.

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Thank you for visiting.

Come back as often as you like, travel with me down city streets, off the beaten path, around the next bend

and down any blue highway nearby.

All my best,

Madge Bloom



Please feel free to email me, Madge Bloom, with your questions and comments. Thank you.



In the past, I shot exclusively with Pentax gear.

Very recently, I have changed to the Fujifilm X System, with the XT-1.

I shoot in RAW+Jpeg.

For post processing, I use Photoshop CS5, with various plugins, by Nik Software and Topaz Labs.

I do not highly process my images, but it’s nice to have the power if an image needs a little push one way or the other.

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Fujifilm XT-1 – 16.3mp


Fuji 10-24mm f4 – Semi Fish Eye

Fuji 18-55mm f2.8-4.0 Zoom

Fuji 55-200mm – f3.5-4.8 Zoom

Fuji 100-400mm – 4.5-5.6 Zoom

Sony RX100iii – 20.9MP – I carry this high end point and shoot with me everyday, everywhere.

Manfrotto Tripod, Manfrotto Monopod and a Manfrotto Window Pod (all with the same quick release plate).

22 Responses to About

  • Hi,

    You create the most beautiful, peaceful & thought provoking photos I’ve ever seen. I feel as though I personally have been able to visit the places you have photographed. Somehow you have captured my love of red barns, wheat fields, windmills, sunflowers and on & on . . .

    I’ve been following your work in Webshots and saw the reference to your blog and jumped right over.

    I would love to be included in your list of friends on Webshots . . . but I understand if that special invitation is reserved for your personal friends and family.

    Just wanted to let you know what you do brings great pleasure to me on a daily basis.

    Thank you for so generously sharing your time and talents with the rest of us.

    A friendly follower,

    Cynthia Olsen

    • Thank you, Cynthia! You are very kind to leave such an encouraging message..I shoot what draws my eye and heart..glad it resonates with you. I’d be pleased to have you as a friend on Webshots. I hope you’ll you’ll visit again. ~ My Best Regards, Madge

  • Good morning,

    I just wanted to take a couple of minutes and say how much I enjoy your photoblog and the photos you have on it. I really enjoy the Seattle area and visit it at least once a year to see friends. Your photos remind me of the area and the feeling I get when visiting the area. Though I live in Connecticut I love the Pacific northwest area and southeast Alaska. Please keep up the good work you are doing here and I will be checking out your site often to see more of your images.

    I have put you on my photo blogroll at my site and you have the honor of being the first one listed.

    Thanks again

    Bruce Clark

  • @ Bruce – Thank you for your kind thoughts and encouragement. Hope you come back to visit often.

  • Madge, not sure why I didn’t notice this before..but I saw The crunchy urbanite and her mom’s blogs both listed on your side bar. I crossed paths with them via another Tacoma blogger (Kristina/ home engineer) Small world. 🙂

  • Thanks for leaving a comment at Home in Douglas! How did you find my blog? Come back and visit me soon!

  • Just found your blog and wish I had known about it before. Love your comments and your obvious love of life!

  • Madge,

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. That allowed me to mosey on over here and find a kindred spirit who loves her camera too! In your case I should say cameras!! Wow! You have a site filled with a little of everything. I enjoyed my visit and will return. Hope you will come back and see me too. Margie

  • You have an awesome photos in your gallery! Thank you for comments on my photo Palouse Falls.

  • I am not sure how you found me. Thank you for your kind words and for visiting me, I hope you’ll come back soon.

    I have never been in the Pacific Northwest. The stunning views you share on “Your View” provide the temptation for a visit. I browsed through some of your site . . . and liked many of your photos. Peek A Boo is wonderful. Your “wordisms” bring a smile or two as I look in awe at your photos.
    Love, Lynne

  • What an interesting blog you have, Madge.
    All the best from Santiago…

  • Madge!!!

    I was so tickled when I saw the comment you left on my blog today. I followed you for quite some time, but kind of fell off the wagon as back then, it seemed more like a fabulous blog that should have been endorsed by the City of Seattle as a travel guide, LOL! I have checked back in and oh my, your photos are as amazing as ever and seem to be more than city lights. So, I’m back!

    • Thanks so much Margie… so sorry if my blog felt like a travelogue, it was never meant to be that, just places that speak to my heart! I’m so glad you came back by! 🙂

  • Hi, Madge. Thank you for letting me know you received one of my postcards. It’s a fun swap; my second year of doing it. Your blog is great with pretty photos. I am sad to say I’ve never been to Seattle or surrounding area but it’s certainly on my list as I know it’s got to be gorgeous there. I read a few of your posts and hope you are back to 100% very soon.

  • Hello, this is my first time to your site, and I love it! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with all of us. It has been a joy.

  • I have come to appreciate my new home in the northwest so much more thanks to your images. Your eye really captures the hand of God.

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I've been publishing 'The View From Right Here' in one form or another since 2007. I hope you find images you enjoy from my travels around Seattle, Puget Sound and the greater Pacific Northwest, giving you a glimpse of the beautiful region of the United States of America, where I have always lived.
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~ All my best,
Madge Bloom
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    • Ash Meer: I have come to appreciate my new home in the northwest so much more thanks to your images. Your eye really captures the hand of God.
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