Landscape and Panoramic Photography

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Spring Rain Clouds over Downtown Seattle

Spring rain clouds pass over the Seattle skyline. Note the lack of cars on I-5 at ~4PM.

JPRBridge-Clouds_Pano1_March31_2020Clouds over Downtown Seattle from JPR Bridge, Seattle, WA (16″x28″)


Empty Roads and Spring Clouds, Seattle

Spring clouds and nearly empty roads around rush hour at the Jose P Rizal Bridge in Seattle.

JPRBridge_Road_BW_1x1_March312020Jose P Rizal Bridge and Clouds (B&W), Seattle, WA (12″x12″)


Lake Washington Bulb Exposures, Part 6

We had a relatively rare mid-summer rain pass through this weekend, so I took advantage of the darker skies and headed out to Madison Park to take a few bulb exposures of the passing clouds over Lake Washington. Unfortunately, as I set up to shoot, the sun started poking through the clouds, so even stacking a 10-stop ND filter on a polarizing filter only allowed for ~60-75 second exposures. I’ve found that I need a good two to five minutes to really get the water to flatten out in these photographs.

Madison_Pier_5_BW_BulbExposureMadison Park Pier and Summer Rain Clouds (#5, B&W), Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

 

 

 

 


Bulb Exposures of Seattle Skyline at Sunset

Back in late April, I drove over to West Seattle to shoot a few long-exposure photographs of the Seattle skyline at sunset.

 

Alki_SeattleSkyline_PinkSunset_April2019Alki Beach Pylons and Pink Skies at Sunset, West Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

 

Alki_SeattleSkyline_Sunset_Pano_April2019Pylons and Seattle Skyline at Blue Hour, West Seattle, WA (16″x41″)


Lake Washington Bulb Exposures, Part 5

Exploring more docks/piers along the Lake Washington shore line- this weekend, I visited the ‘T Dock’ near Madrona Beach. With the low, thick clouds, I was able to get 2-5 minute exposure times with a 10-stop ND filter, even during the middle of the morning.

 

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Lake Washington T Dock and Rain Clouds (#1, B&W), Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

 

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Lake Washington T Dock, Rain Clouds, and Ghosts (#1, Color), Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

 

 

 

 


Lake Washington Bulb Exposures, Part 4

I had a chance to go back to the swimming pier at Mt Baker Beach on Lake Washington near sunset- fading pink light shifting to blue hour and passing clouds, and five minute exposure times. I was there for about an hour and walked away with something like six photographs. I like the way bulb exposure photography slows things down.

 

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Lake Washington Swimming Pier at Sunset (#1, Color), Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

 

MtBakerBeach_Pier_Angle_Sunset_LongExp_BWLake Washington Swimming Pier at Sunset (#2, B&W), Seattle, WA (10″x18″)

 

 

 

 


Lake Washington Bulb Exposures, Part 3

Swimming pier and I-90 bridge along the shore of  Lake Washington, Seattle, WA.

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Lake Washington Swimming Pier (#4, B&W), Seattle, WA (11″x18″)

 

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I-90 Bridge and Fog (B&W), Seattle, WA (12″x12″)

 

 

 


Lake Washington Bulb Exposures, Part 2

Swimming pier near Mt Baker Beach along the shores of Lake Washington, Seattle, WA.

LakeWashington_MtBakerBeach_SwimmingDock_BWMt Baker Beach Swimming Pier (#3, B&W), Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

 

 

 


Lake Washington Bulb Exposures, Part 1

Foggy/rainy evening skies provide perfect ‘grey box’ lighting for bulb exposures along the shores of Lake Washington, Seattle, WA. This was my first time shooting there, so I tried two compositions: one including the eroding stairs leading down to the water, and the other with just the swimming pier- I like the simplicity of the latter, but the stairs and shore are a nice element in the former.

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Lake Washington Swimming Pier (#1, B&W), Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

 

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Lake Washington Swimming Pier (#2, B&W), Seattle, WA (10″x18″)

 


Rusty Pier in Fog, Elliott Bay, WA

Bulb exposure of a rusty pier in Elliott Bay along Alki Beach in West Seattle, WA.

 

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Rusty Pier in Fog, West Seattle, WA (12″x18″)


Fog and Cranes in Elliott Bay, WA

Cranes and shipping containers in the fog along the Duwamish Waterway.

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Cranes and Fog, West Seattle, WA (12″x18″)


Fog and Coastline along Elliott Bay, WA

Bulb exposure of a pier and pylons in the fog in Elliott Bay, WA.

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Pier, Fog, and Pylons in the Fog, West Seattle, WA (9″x18″)

 


Ghost Ship and Fog in Elliott Bay, WA

Ships appear likes ghosts out of the fog in Elliott Bay, WA.

GhostShip_Fog_WestSeattleGhost Ship and Fog, West Seattle, WA (9″x18″)

Pylons_GhostShipPylons, Ghost Ship, and Fog, West Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

 


Pylons and Fog in Elliott Bay, WA

I’ve been waiting for thick fog to obscure the Seattle skyline so I could shoot some bulb exposure of the structures along Elliott Bay- I got what I was wishing for in late October. This is probably one of my favorite abstract photos that I’ve taken in the last few months.

 

Pylons_Thin_Fog_WestSeattlePylons and Fog, West Seattle, WA (12″x18″)


Don Armeni Boat Ramp Long Exposures

Bulb exposure of the Seattle skyline shot from the Don Armeni Boat Ramp lanch in West Seattle. I tried getting this shot to be symmetrical, but it was slightly off.

 

DonArmeniLaunch_BW_BulbExposure_BWDon Armeni Launch and Seattle Skyline, West Seattle, WA (9″x18″)


Eroding Docks from Alki Beach

Bulb exposure of the Seattle skyline from a grey, rainy day back in early October.

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Reflections and Seattle Skyline, West Seattle, WA (12″x18″)


Bulb Exposures from West Seattle

More from the smoky/cloudy day in August along Alki Beach and Joe Block Park. Amazing how the boat in the top image appeared completely stationary to the naked eye, but after a ~30 second exposure, it started to blur in this photograph.

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Dock and Boat, West Seattle, WA (11″x15″)

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Pylons (#2, Black and White), Alki Beach, West Seattle, WA (12″x15″)


Pier at Salty’s

While photographing the Seattle skyline back in August, I walked around to Salty’s along Alki Beach and took a few photos of this pier poking out into the Bay.

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Pier and Seattle Skyline, West Seattle, WA (12″x16″)


Seattle Skyline, Part 4

Clouds over the Seattle skyline from the Jose P Rizal Bridge between Beacon Hill and the International District.

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Seattle Skyline and Clouds (#3, B&W), Seattle, WA (16″x33″)

 

 


Storm Cloud over Central District

I intended to focus my photo shoot on the Sound and the downtown Seattle skyline, but when I arrived at the Jose P Rizal Bridge, an impressive storm cloud was lumbering over the Central District. I shot a few panoramas of the sky as the clouds changed shape, and this is my favorite.

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Storm Cloud over Central District at Sunset, Seattle, WA (16″x72″)


Seattle Skyline, Part 3

I stuck around after sunset to shoot a few panoramas of the Seattle skyline from the Jose P Rizal Bridge. The exposures that make up the individual frames of the panorama are ~20-30 seconds, so the car lights on the highway turned into lines and the clouds started to slightly blur as they moved over the city.

SeattleSkylineAfterSunset_Panorama_Color.jpgSeattle Skyline and Interstate after Sunset, Seattle, WA

 

 


Seattle Skyline, Part 2

More panoramas of the Seattle skyline from the Jose P Rizal Bridge.

 

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Setting Sun and Storm Clouds over Seattle Skyline, Seattle, WA

 

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Storm Clouds over Central District, Seattle, WA

 


Seattle Skyline, Part 1

A friend asked me for a panorama of the Seattle skyline – I don’t usually photograph cityscapes, but I enjoyed shooting landscapes of the city from the Jose P Rizal Bridge during different times of day and weather (sunny, foggy, morning, sunset, etc.).

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Low-hanging Clouds over Seattle Skyline, Seattle, WA (16″x16″)

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Fog over Jose P Rizal Bridge and Seattle Skyline (#4), Seattle, WA (15″x55″)

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Slate-Grey Sky and Seattle Skyline (Bulb Panorama #1), Seattle, WA (16″x64″)