Seattle 10-05-2013

Made a trip up to Seattle recently to shoot the usual cityscapes at night.  It's been about 6 years since I've been up here, having come with my first DSLR, a Nikon D80, 6 years ago.   

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First stop was sunset at Kerry Park.  What a change from 6 years ago.  There were maybe a handful of people here the first time I visited.  On this evening,  I was lucky to even find a place to park, and even luckier that someone walked away from the solid wall of people at the railing overlooking this view. 

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After the sunset ended my family and I left to find dinner.  We returned after dark to find the park still crowded, but with the same amazing views I remember. 

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A parting panorama and then off to see the other views.  Ones I didn't know about 6 years ago. 

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Here is the now infamous 12th street bridge scene.  The bridge itself was crowded with several photographers - of course.  I made my way up and down the bridge to shoot the familiar scene I've been admiring in pictures for the last few years.  One the way back to the car, I spied a fenced off grassy area that looked promising.  Turns out it was an off-leash dog park that while technically closed, afforded the nice view seen here through some convenient holes in the fence, no doubt cut by some photographer years ago.

 

We visited a few other spots, but I have yet to process those images.  Overall a short but productive photo trip up to Seattle.