Close up view of the landmark of Seattle.
You can see here the entire Space Needle.
The Space Needle is a tower in Seattle, Washington and is a major landmark of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and a symbol of Seattle. Located at the Seattle Center, it was built for the 1962 World's Fair, during which time nearly 20,000 people a day used the elevators, with over 2.3 million visitors in all for the World Fair. The Space Needle is 605 feet (184 m) high at its highest point and 138 feet (42 m) wide at its widest point and weighs 9,550 tons. When it was completed it was the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River.It is built to withstand winds of up to 200 miles per hour (89 m/s) and earthquakes of up to 9.1 magnitude,which would protect the structure against an earthquake as powerful as the 1700 Cascadia earthquake. The tower also has 25 lightning rods on its roof to prevent lightning damage.
The Space Needle features an observation deck at 520 feet (160 m), and a gift shop with the rotating SkyCity restaurant at 500 feet (150 m). From the top of the Needle, one can see not only the Downtown Seattle skyline, but also the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, Elliott Bay and surrounding islands. Photographs of the Seattle skyline often show the Space Needle in a prominent position, even appearing to tower above the rest of the city's skyscrapers, as well as Mount Rainier in the background. This occurs because the tower, which is equivalent in height to a 60-story building, stands more than a kilometer northwest of most downtown skyscrapers.
Visitors can reach the top of the Space Needle via elevators that travel at 10 miles per hour (4.5 m/s). The trip takes 43 seconds, and some tourists wait in hour-long lines in order to ascend to the top of the tower. On windy days, the elevators are slowed down to a speed of 5 miles per hour (2.2 m/s). The Space Needle was designated a historic landmark on April 19, 1999 by the City's Landmarks Preservation Board.
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Fis2 (99794) 2011-10-25 10:53
Excellent POV and composition.
Good colors and super sharpness.
Very well done.
bayno (18344) 2011-10-25 10:54
Ciao Danos, what is surprising in this image is the color of the sky and the great graphics, interesting architecture and excellent POV, warm regards, Valter
bema (26425) 2011-10-25 10:58
Geia sou Dans,
an outstanding capture here, like a lot your strange pov.. looks real impressive this looking in the sky..
nice to have the real building as a workshop, to compare and understand..
have a nice evening, see you soon, Bernd
vasilpro (41551) 2011-10-25 11:22
Γεια σου Δάνο,
Πολύ όμορφη η σύνθεσή σου με τον μοντέρνο αυτό πύργο, μου αρέσει η γραφίστικη χροιά και η αντίθεση με το έντονο μπλε του ουρανού.
Καλή συνέχεια, Βασίλης.
francio64 (39888) 2011-10-25 12:29
bella prospettiva dal basso con un piacevole effetto grafico.
Ottimo il cielo blu cobalto che fa da ottimo sfondo, facendo risaltare i dettagli architettonici dello Space Needle.
pajaran (61932) 2011-10-25 12:38
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o kuli sa dimenzijama ...
Lep pogled na kulu, lepa fotografija.
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast kojim ste pokazali konstrukciju.
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici.
Velicanstven toranj, ovo treba videti i doziveti.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc sa lepim snom, srecno.
Very interesting and good article on the tower with dimensions ...
Nice view of the tower, beautiful images.
Good length and severity have shown that the contrast structure.
Good work with beautiful photography in this workshop.
Magnificent tower, this should be seen and experienced.
Pleasant evening and a quiet night with a beautiful dream, happily.
All the best.
krzychu30 (15512) 2011-10-25 12:53
you´ve chosen excellent perspective to show us this most famous Seattle landmark.The steel giant looks amazing against deep,blue sky.Really beautiful composition.Good work!
vrabieionut (2189) 2011-10-25 13:07
Very nice colours,I like how you took this photo.
Have a nice evening,
geoant68 (331) 2011-10-25 13:30
εντυπωσιακή η προσέγγιση του Space Needle,με τις λεπτομέρειες να κόβουν την ανάσα.Εξαιρετική η αντίθεση των δύο κατ' ουσία χρωμάτων με το μπλε να έχει αποδοθεί αψεγάδιαστα.
mesutilgim (95554) 2011-10-25 13:42
Hello dear Danos,
Good capture with perfect pov and great graphism.
Good and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
baddori (20151) 2011-10-25 14:16
Uno sguardo in alto ed un cielo cobalto.
Torre o "fungo" con numeri da capogiro ed una veduta statica (anzi dinamica e rotante).
Offri sunti di riflessioni e giuste vedute .
paololg (31448) 2011-10-25 14:49
Ciao dear Danos,
Great low POV, thanks to which you were able to capture this modern tower in a very interesting and creative way. The perfect sharpness plays an important role in the composition of this image, where the light emphasizes the color contrasts with the beautiful blue sky. Very nice also the perfect symmetry. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Wednesday!
Sonata11 (33927) 2011-10-25 19:36
fantastic composition and frame of this space needle with great management of light and colors.
Great sharpness, clarity, exposure, wonderful POV. Beautifully executed picture. I like it. Wonderful work.
All the best,
DjoleEric (0) 2011-10-25 22:26
Beautiful photos and great clarity and image quality.
A good display of colors and sharpness.
Excellent perspective and motive.
Graal (103032) 2011-10-25 23:50
unusual tower, good shot from frog perspective. An interesting note and complementary WS. Amazing Space Needle, fine name. Well done photos.
Have a nice day.
Robert1969 (7160) 2011-10-25 23:57
You show that less is more.
The picture has a good composition and
light management and the even blue sky
on the background makes the picture
maloutim (9639) 2011-10-26 1:03
Good morning Danos,
Excellent low-angle shot of this fine tower ! The white of the needle stands out perfectly on the deep-blue sky, and the sharp details in the circle make it look like fine, graphic lace.
josepmarin (58359) 2011-10-26 1:13
a spectacular vision on this slender tower, which you offer us thanks to a magnificent low-angle shot, which emphasizes its beautiful geometry.
I like the effect of the light and the shades on the observation desk, and the nice contrast of its structure with the intense blue of the sky.
The sight of the entire tower in the WS is a great photo also.
A splendid work.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-10-26 1:22
Original and very efficience POV and framing which give an image impressive and especially very graphic. Good managment of light under a beautiful blue sky with details and especillay contrast well collected.
csabagaba (6636) 2011-10-26 1:27
Interesting point of view about the tower. Almost Mediterranean blue skies and Heer structure. You can not deny the existence of Greek, these color composition, Santorini is located. :-)
Have a nice day. Csaba
ikeharel (72971) 2011-10-26 2:32
Fantastic prespective looking upwards on the tower, Danos.
Perfect sharpnes and fine details shown.
peppe59 (14555) 2011-10-26 4:30
exceptional quality, a minimalism to great effect, the original.
npecanhuk (75592) 2011-10-26 4:57
Truly attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
jhm (154602) 2011-10-26 5:21
Wonderful picture with a splendid architecture image also a good engineer construction
I like your lovely picture with a very high quality made.
Sharpness and clarity are nice.
Very well done, TFS.
ChrisJ (115575) 2011-10-26 8:55
I would put 'Seattle' in the image location, rather than 'downtown'. A good upward pov with superb graphism & perfect exposure on the highlights. Good sharpness & a nice colour combo of blue & white. Tfs!
patdeph (35748) 2011-10-26 8:59
excellent and original POV giving a graphic picture,and wonderful strong colors.
COSTANTINO (66210) 2011-10-26 9:19
Γεια σου φίλε
εντυπωσιακό το μπλέ χρώμα του ουρανού
η ληψη είναι πολύ εξυπνη και
ενδιαφέρουσα,οι σημειώσεις σου
καλό σου βράδυ
Budapestman (82620) 2011-10-26 11:53
a very effective photo with superb composition, great colours and I like the graphic details, original spectacle, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
abmdsudi (55208) 2011-10-26 23:03
A fascinating architecture excellently capture, I like the graphic feel of this sci-fiction look a like structure, an innovative shot seen from different perspective. So pin sharp with splendid detail in superb clarity, strong repetitive lines, distinct shapes and patterns that stand out against the deep blue sky. A Fine structure well taken. Great shot and thanks to your keen eyes and observation. Congrats
dkmurphys (60097) 2011-10-27 0:45
A fine abstract architecture photo. Nice contrasts and colors, original idea.
Have a fine day.
siolaw (38292) 2011-10-27 2:03
Geia sou Dano
Interesting close up of the needle under a great deep blue sky.
Sharpness is impeccable, giving strong visual impact.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2011-10-27 4:16
a nice capture indeed. The colours are contrasting really well. Excellent depth and fine sharpness. A very nice one. Tfs.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-10-27 6:22
I love the colour of the sky it is so blue. Looking straight up at the tower is fascinating. Clarity of the overall image is very intriguing. I love the POV and the most beautiful colours. The photo is absolute success. Thank you Danos.
With my very best wishes,
Have a very productive day,
adramad (46542) 2011-10-27 7:50
Great capture on this wonderful tower, as you've got the perfect circular ring itself, which stands out on this fantastic beautiful blue sky as intense.
As always a perfect management of light and color, good sharpness enhances the graphics of circles and radial support.
Have a great evening.
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-10-27 9:57
Ola Danos ,
Fantástica esta torre em Seattle parece um OVNI , gostei do contraste com o céu azul , bons detalhes , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Cricri (120609) 2011-10-27 10:25
Un bleu azur qui met en valeur la tour moderne, excellent dans les détails et le coté graphique, belle complémentaire en WS
anokutan (15097) 2011-10-27 12:46
Nice view of the tower, beautiful images.Good length and severity have shown that the contrast structure.
clic (17277) 2011-10-27 16:20
Thanks for your kind words Danos
Landing of a space ship in daytime is a very rare phenomenon!
In this upward view you show much details of it's complex design that should inspire civil aircraft manufacturers for lightning-speed air carriers!
Appears magnificent over the pristine backdrop.
Giorgio (11279) 2011-10-28 7:01
- Impressive building Danos! beautiful old architecture of the middle 20th century for this monumental tower, excellent informative note, well done!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-10-28 7:23
The spectacular photo reminds an object of extraterrestrial nature. The graphics, the light, the colors, are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-10-28 7:31
Beautiful shot of the tower top. Nice dark blue sky. Great colors . very sharp image. An image captured with perfection.
jemaflor (98793) 2011-10-28 8:44
Good pov and result with this circle in the sky, interesting contrast between white and the blue bg, good light management, tfs.
gunbud (34066) 2011-10-28 20:44
Wow did you ever get a special vivid blue sky for your space needle shot to stand out against.
Brilliant contrast between the white tower and the blue sky.
Sharp detals seen in excellent light.
TopGeo (38216) 2011-10-30 2:06
Γειά σου Δάνο! Μια ιδιαίτερη γωνία, χάρη στην οποία έχετε συλλάβει αυτό το σύγχρονο πύργο, με έναν ενδιαφέροντα και δημιουργικό τρόπο. Η άψογη ευκρίνεια και ποιότητα εστίασης, παίζει σημαντικό ρόλο στη σύνθεση αυτής της εικόνας, όπου το φως τονίζει τις αντιθέσεις χρώματος με το όμορφο μπλε ουρανό. Πολύ ωραία και η τέλεια συμμετρία. Συγχαρητήρια!
pierrefonds (67601) 2011-10-30 16:38
The upward point of view is giving perspective to the composition. It is also showing the details and colors of the architecture of the Space Needle. There is a good contrast between the colors of the sky and the colors of the tower. Have a nice day.
eldancer1 (36343) 2011-10-31 13:49
I like your pov of the space needle. Good lighting and sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
amaryllis (37039) 2011-11-01 10:25
une très belle photo avec un beau graphisme, une perspective intéressante, un cadrage impressionnant de cette haute tour moderne
le ciel, n'en parlons pas, bleu comme d'habitude
Angshu (56758) 2011-11-03 22:36
A nice image of the structure which is a representative of Seattle against the deep blue polarised sky. thanks for the view of the entire tower in the WS
sacavem (18620) 2011-11-04 14:31
Another beautiful picture.
Very nicely captured and composed shot from a very good POV.
Good work to capture this image.
jaywalker (16101) 2011-11-05 2:59
Hi Danos, I love the POV, although I would guess the needle has been photographed from this angle before it's still great, the sharp detail is very good & excellent light, all finished with a beautiful blue sky, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
jmdias (65141) 2011-11-08 1:02
you got a fabulous view of the tower, its shapes and lines against the blue sky created a marvelous graphic effect. TFS.
sacimar (26661) 2011-11-14 7:49
this is a good close-up of the famous Seattle Tower, the composition is interesting, the blue sky was perfect to give contrast, well done,
kordinator (20523) 2011-11-27 0:52
Wonderful tower on fantastic clear sky.
I like a colors and nice focus.
Light is excellent.
Very interesting and informative note of the tower and his dimensions.
s_lush (16242) 2011-11-28 22:22
A very favorable point of view at such an elegant and aesthetically designed tower. Excellent quality of the image allows viewing all interesting details of the structure, which looks great against the blue sky. Perfectly well done!
chrisostomou (568) 2012-01-15 2:56
Γεια σου Δάνο!
Φοβερή οπτική γωνία,με το βαθύ μπλε του ουρανού να κάνει υπέροχη αντίθεση στο κτίριο...Μινιμαλιστική, χωρίς περιττά αντικείμενα έχοντας ως αποτέλεσμα το πολύ όμορφο αυτό κάδρο!
thanks for sharing! good evening!
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-01-15 5:17
Γεια σου Δανό...
Παρά πολύ όμορφη εικόνα με πολύ ωραία χρώματα..μου αρέσει πολύ η απλότητα, η ευκρηνια και η προοπτική που έχεις δώσει..πολύ καλή δουλειά...τα συνχαρητηρια μου
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-02-10 0:34
I like your capture here in close framing. The Space Needle looks like a spaceship against the spotless blue sky. Well metered exposure in bringing out the details under the shade.
Thanks and kind regards,
aliabazari (16170) 2012-10-20 20:07
Γεια σου Danos αγαπητός
Όμορφη θέα από τον πύργο. Ο καλός φωτισμός και τα χρώματα. Pick η γωνία είναι πολύ καλή και ελκυστική.
Σας ευχαριστούμε για την εγγραφή σας για αυτή την όμορφη εικόνα.
fabbs99 (17167) 2013-07-01 4:02
The Space Needle tower from Seattle looks great against the clear blue sky.The light,the colors,the neatness, the depth are exceptional.
Excellent composition, very well done, TFS.
PS : Somehow the points did not add up yesterday ,although I was well within 20 critiques.
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (99309)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-20
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA PRO1 Digital 77mm mC PL-C
- Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Three weeks in USA
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-25 9:33