Category Archives: Night

Moonrise Over Seattle

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This was taken at 1730 on 9 December 2011 which was the Full Moon the night before a total lunar eclipse the next morning. I didn’t stay up (or get up) for the eclipse as heavy clouds were forecast (and appeared). This was taken from the Alki Point boat launch and was shot at the magic time when the setting sun (behind me) was still high enough to reflect off the buildings but not bright enough to wash out the moon.

Nikon D7000, 18-200 mm lens. Exposed at 1.3 sec, f/22, ISO100, 80 mm. Although the RAW image was imported in LR 3, all the processing was done in CS 5 using NIK Software filters.

Seattle By Night


A six frame pano taken from Alki Point across Elliot Bay about 2030 on April 23, 2011. The tall black building (Columbia Center, 932 ft) is 2.5 miles away and the scene spans 2 miles from the Space Needle (605 ft) on the left to the Seahawks football stadium on the far right. All 6 exposures were at:  30s, f22, ISO200. Too bad there was a late moon that night.

Snowflake Lane

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Last night we went to dinner at Bellevue Square Mall and afterwards we stayed for the Snowflake Lane show. It’s a nightly display along the sidewalks of Bellevue Way and NE 8th Street. There are lights, music, drumming from live toy soldiers and magical snow falling from high on the buildings (I think it’s soap suds). About 2 dozen drummers stand on podiums lining both sides of the street beating to the music. Winter characters such as the Snow Queen and King, Sugar Plum Fairies and Mice dance among the hundreds of onlookers up and down the sidewalk  There are shows nightly from November 23 to December 31.