Jose Rizal Park, Sunset/Night Skyline
Lately I’ve been exploring Seattle and seeing what kind of awesome sunrise/sunset points I can find. Last week on Friday I hit up Kerry Park on Queen Anne Hill which faces south and gives a spectacular view of downtown fronted by the Space Needle, as well as an expansive view of Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier when it’s clear.
Today, I decided to head down to Jose Rizal Park on Beacon Hill, for its acclaimed view of downtown facing north and west, including Quest and Safeco Field as well as the water front and ship yards. This week has provided some amazing weather and I’ve tried to take advantage of it. Needless to say, Chihiro and I were not disappointed. Sunset was brilliant, a red blob of fire that slowly descended towards the Olympics in the west. Downtown Seattle was backed by hues of pink, yellow and orange, the soft light creating a beautiful silhouette of the tall buildings. And when night fell, I stretched the exposures for 25 and even 30 seconds, capturing the city lights and streaking cars as they raced down I-5 and I-90. As the sun sets at 8:45 PM now-a-days, I didn’t get home until almost 11 PM! Still, well worth it, and with no classes tomorrow, I can sleep in and get some work done 🙂
I was shooting with a mixture of mediums today: Velvia 100 slides, and the Canon s90 and 7D digital cameras; you can also see all of the shots here. I should hopefully have the slides scanned and up next week!
If you are interested check out Kerry Park and Jose Rizal park in Seattle! Both wonderful places to shoot both sunrise/sunset (if the weather is good!). Till next post!