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Seattle Skyline from West Seattle

Before heading down to the water to do some coastal, pylon-focused bulb exposure work, I decided to shoot a few more traditional ‘Seattle Skyline’ panoramas as the clouds rolled over. When I started, the day was grey and overcast (first panorama), and later in the afternoon the clouds started to part, making for a nice ‘black sky’ backdrop for the texture of the clouds (second panorama).

SeattleSkyline_BW_JoeBlockPark_4Seattle Skyline from Joe Block Park (BW #2), Joe Block Park, West Seattle, WA (16″x55″)

 

SeattleSkyline_BW_JoeBlockPark_2Seattle Skyline from Joe Block Park (BW #2), Joe Block Park, West Seattle, WA (16″x32″)

 

 

 

 

 

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Seattle Skyline Bulb Exposure, Part 3

After spending a few minutes walking around scoping out Joe Block Park, I decided to try to use some of the dock/pylons to frame the Space Needle and Seattle skyline (first photograph). Although I liked the idea, I found that a later composition was more successful (second photograph).

 

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Pylons and Rocks Framing Skyline (Bulb #1), Joe Block Park, West Seattle, WA (12″x16″)

 

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Pylons and Rocks Framing Skyline (Bulb #3), Joe Block Park, West Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

 


Seattle Skyline Bulb Exposure, Part 2

More bulb exposures of Elliott Bay and the Seattle skyline shot from Joe Block park in West Seattle.

JoeBlockPark_RocksBoatsPylons_BulbExpPano_3Pylons, Boats, and Rocks (Bulb Exposure #3), Joe Block Park, West Seattle, WA (16″x37″)


Seattle Skyline Bulb Exposure, Part 1

I was trying to find a few good places to take bulb (long exposure) photographs of the Elliott Bay shoreline, and I came across Jack Block and Joe Block Parks in West Seattle. These former Superfund sites have been recently cleaned up and converted into parks, but they maintain some of the old dock and pylon feel (perfect for an afternoon of bulb photographs when the tide went out and exposed the rocks along the shore).

JoeBlockPark_RocksBoatsPylons_BulbExpPano_2Pylons, Boats, and Rocks (Bulb Exposure #2), Joe Block Park, West Seattle, WA (16″x33″)


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″)

 

 


Cherry Blossoms at UW

In mid-March, trees around the Seattle area started blooming, including the cherry trees. Although I find the pink flowers beautiful, my eye was more attracted to the contrasts of textures and tones of the black trunks and bright blossoms.

CherryBlossoms_Clouds_UW_BW_ShortExp2Cherry Blossoms and Clouds (Short Exposure, #2), Seattle, WA (16″x35″)

 

 


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″)