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