View 399: Cityscape of Seattle

Cityscape of Seattle, Washington from Kerry Park

Cityscape of Seattle, Washington from Kerry Park on Sunday, August, 12, 2018. Nikon D750/24-120VR, 30s, f/13, ISO 100, EV 0, 66mm Focal Length, Tripod.

When planning a trip to a new location, I research the area for good photo opportunities. With Seattle, that was easy as I always wanted to see its unique cityscape featuring the Space Needle from this location which I discovered was called Kerry Park. It was an easy drive from my hotel near the SeaTec airport. Though I should have checked to make sure the Seattle Mariners were not playing as traffic near the ballpark made a 25 minute drive into an hour one. Not to worry, as I had given myself lots of time before sunset to arrive.

Alas, the promised Sun from the weather app never materialized and I was faced with a bland, overcast sky with little hope of sunset colors. I knew I would have to wait until after sunset to get a keeper photo of the Seattle skyline which you see above.

My wife amused herself as we waited. She asked me how people did these kind of photos and I told her she already knew. Disney Imagineers use forced perspective all the time in the parks. Ah, she got it right away.

Holding up the Space Needle

My wife, Merrie, holding the Space Needle in the palm of her hand. Photo of Seattle, Washington taken from Kerry Park on Sunday, August, 12, 2018. Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 560, EV 0, 24mm Focal Length.

Tonight, we head up into the Space Needle where I will try again for a sunset from a position 520 feet (158.5 meters) high. Wish me luck!

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2 Responses to View 399: Cityscape of Seattle

  1. Kathy says:

    Very nice! Are you in Seattle for business or pleasure or both? Looks like you’re having fun.

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