Friday, September 16, 2011

Favorite Photo of the Week: Seattle Skyline at Night 09.10.11

I am going to keep this post short as I just got home from work not too long ago and I am exhausted. My favorite photo this week is an edit I did for the Shoot and Edit: Good to Wow Challenge. The theme was night and the tutorial was about reducing noise. This photo was taken from Kerry Park on Queen Anne Hill looking at the Seattle Skyline. You can read more about my experience capturing this shot here. I love the perspective of the Space Needle from this vantage point and I love how this edit warmed up the shot!

One more thing...recently one of the link ups that I love was discontinued so the owner could pursue a new link up. Lisa at The Long Road to China used to host Black and White Wednesday and now hosts Favorite Photo Friday. When I found out Black and White Wednesday was ending I contemplated starting my own link up. In an effort to respect what Lisa created I emailed her about my desire to start this. I also wanted her to know that she was the one who inspired me. The outcome of all of this is a link up to start on Tuesday called Tones on Tuesday. A place to show off your black and white and sepia toned photos. I hope you will come back on Tuesday and link up! And finally, here is my photo :o)!

Settings: ISO 400, 74mm, ss3.2, f/6.3 (full manual on tripod)
"Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Linking up with the sites below and learning from amazing photographers! Be sure to check them out!


  1. Full manual - wow, I'm so impressed. And inspired. Looking forward to your new link up this Tuesday.

  2. Stunning photo to say the least! I will be back to link up on Tuesday. Great site and I'll be following it now.

  3. What an amazing photo! Good for you for starting Tones on Tuesday...I'll do my best to be back here for that! :) Having your own linkup is quite an adventure, and a wonderful one at that.

  4. Beautiful photo. I so love the coast and Seattle (nest to Vancouver and Victoria) is my favorite west coast city. I'd love to move back to the west coast. Thanks for linking up this week and if you are inclined, join the Be Inspired Flickr! group by adding your weekly photos for a chance to be featured in the top 5.

  5. simply beautifully captured shot...lovely!

  6. Nicely done. Vey sharp.


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