Iconic

Posted by on Apr 13, 2013 in Featured

The Space Needle commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1962 Worlds Fair.

Needle in Space

Posted by on May 5, 2012 in iPhone

A perspective and cloud pattern that suggests a view from space…

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Caged Needle

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in Series

Caged Needle No. 1

Caged Needle No. 2

Caged Needle No. 3

Space Needle

Posted by on Jun 17, 2011 in iPhone, Series

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All captured with an iPhone 4 and processed in Photoshop Express.

Monorail

Posted by on Jun 17, 2011 in iPhone, Series

A few shots of the Seattle Monorail captured in and around Seattle Center.

All captured with an iPhone 4 and processed in Adobe Lightroom 3.

Icon Rising

Posted by on Apr 18, 2011 in Featured

Fifty years ago yesterday, the official groundbreaking took place where the Space Needle now stands.

I am beside myself for missing Sunday’s event commemorating this important date in Seattle history, which was attended by several folks originally involved in the project.

Last January, I spent a sunny afternoon visiting the Space Needle, enjoying the views from the observation deck as well as those from the ground such as the photograph captured below.

An iconic symbol rising…

Icon Rising  The Space Needle behind a line of dormant trees at Seatle Center.

Near and Far

Posted by on Apr 10, 2011 in Featured

A scene from the observation deck of the Space Needle one afternoon in January.

Near and Far

Captured on 01/19/11 with Canon 7D + EF-S 10-22mm, 1/30 sec at f/8.0, ISO 100.

Post-production in Nik Silver Efex Pro and Adobe Lightroom 3.

A View from Kerry Park

Posted by on Feb 2, 2011 in Featured

A quintessential view of the Seattle skyline, located at Kerry Park on Highland Avenue in the Queen Anne neighborhood.

This image was captured yesterday at 5:25 pm, about 15 minutes after an absolutely stunning sunset.  One of the best things about this shoot last night was experiencing the spectrum of light that occurred between 4:35 pm and 5:45 pm, as a bright yellow, orange, and then red sun descended below the horizon, followed by a dark, deepening blue that slowly enveloped the city.

The only downside to this experience was the bitter cold wind from the north.  After shivering and shaking for more than an hour during this shoot, I gained a newfound respect for any photographer willing to brave the harsh elements outside for days, if not weeks, to capture the definitive moment.

In order to achieve the full tonal range available in this scene, I shot five exposures (-2/-1/0/+1/+2) and then merged together in Nik HDR Efex Pro using the “Realistic (Strong)” preset.  This setting applied a nice level of sharpness and tone compression, which looked even better when converting to black and white and adjusting further in Adobe Lightroom 3.

View from Kerry Park (captured on 02/01/11)

Captured on 02/01/11 with Canon 7D + EF28-135mm; -2/-1/0/+1/+2 exposures at f/11, ISO 100

The Observation Deck

Posted by on Jan 22, 2011 in Featured

From the Space Needle’s observation deck, a view looking south at the Seattle downtown skyline and Elliott Bay.

The Observation Deck

Captured on 01/19/11 with Canon 7D + EF-S10-22mm; -2/0/+2 exposures at f/8.

Processed three images using Nik HDR Efex Pro and the final adjustments in Adobe Lightroom 3.