September 4th, 2010 – Elliott Bay Light Painting

I’m always looking for different vantage points to capture the Seattle skyline. I finally made it over to Jack Block Park the other night just in time to catch the last of a nice summer sunset. The clouds I saw from home earlier had me thinking there might be an opportunity for some nice imagery, but the sunset itself was fairly nondescript. I took some bracketed shots of the city and started to head out after the sun went down. On the way back to the car I recalled a recent post by photographer Brian Matiash in which he gave a great tip – “never leave a scene with your back to it”.  Suddenly the sky lit up with an incredible hue reflecting on the clouds and buildings which I almost missed had I not stopped for that second look.

View of downtown over Elliott Bay from Jack Block Park. Seattle, Washington


Pentax K7,  Pentax SMC DA*35 /f2.8, 35 mm,  f/8, ISO 125, HDR -3 Exposures, Tripod.  Post processing -Lightroom 2.5, Photoshop CS3, Photomatix Pro.
To see a larger version or please click on the image.
Feel free to  comment below  if  you like what you see or have any other observations.
Thanks for stopping by,
JayT
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