Monday, September 12, 2011

Good to Wow SOOC: Seattle Skyline at Night 09.10.11

This weekend was full of photography firsts. It was the first time I shot in RAW, it was the first time I captured sunbursts and it was the first time I used manual to take night pictures. After riding back on the ferry from Bainbridge Island, I used my phone to find a park where you could see the Seattle skyline. We went to Kerry Park and joined many other photographers and sight seers to view the beauty of Seattle at night. I took a few shots of the skyline and then a few shots of the moon, which involved using my phone again after some frustration with how to shoot the moon in manual. I left feeling accomplished.

Today is another first as I am linking up with Good to Wow, which is a challenge where you try to get your shot right straight out of the camera and then take it to the next level with editing. I have observed this challenge for a few weeks now and finally feel ready to participate. I am excited to make this a part of my photographic journey and I love the tutorial Jill posted for this week on taking amazing dusk and night shots. I can't wait to see what Ashley has in store for editing.

Here is my SOOC of the skyline and my SOOC of the moon, I would love to hear your thoughts, suggestions and critiques.

Settings: ISO 400, 74mm, ss3.2, f/6.3 (full manual on tripod)

Settings: ISO 100, 250mm, ss1/100, f/10 (full manual on tripod)
"A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders." - Edward Plunkett

Linking up with Good to Wow! Head over and check out the other SOOC shots.


  1. Wow, that's a gorgeous photo of the Space Needle. I lived in Seattle over 20 years ago, and it's such an iconic image. Beautiful!

  2. WOW! Love your photos. The first is my favorite. Great job, can't wait to see your edits.

  3. Girl.... that first one is STUNNING. Absolutely gorgeous. Nicely done with both shots!

  4. That first shot is already perfect. WOW!

  5. That first shot is beautiful!

    Cant wait to see the edits!

  6. Incredible! I don't see how you can improve on them! The Seattle skyline is so gorgeous!

  7. Don't touch that first photo - it's sooc perfection! That is a scene I would love to witness for myself.

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