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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″)

 


Seattle Snowstorm 2019

Mid-morning dark clouds gather, preparing to dump round two of snow on Seattle in February.

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Seattle Skyline and Snow (2019), Seattle, WA (16″x32″)


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 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″)


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″)