View from the "Great Mound", showing part of the park and the view toward Downtown Seattle.
Gas Works Park
Gas Works Park in Seattle, Washington is a 19.1 acre (77,000 m²) public park on the site of the former Seattle Gas Light Company gasification plant, located on the north shore of Lake Union at the south end of the Wallingford neighborhood. Gas Works park contains remnants of the sole remaining coal gasification plant in the US. The plant operated from 1906 to 1956, and was bought by the City of Seattle for park purposes in 1962. The park opened to the public in 1975. The park was designed by Seattle landscape architect Richard Haag, who won the American Society of Landscape Architects Presidents Award of Design Excellence for the project. It was originally named Myrtle Edwards Park, after the city councilwoman who had spearheaded the drive to acquire the site and who died in a car crash in 1969. In 1972, the Edwards family requested that her name be taken off the park because the design called for the retention of much of the plant. In 1976, Elliott Bay Park was renamed Myrtle Edwards Park.
Lake Union is a freshwater lake entirely within the Seattle, Washington city limits.
A glacial lake, its basin was dug 12,000 years ago by the Vashon glacier, which also created Lake Washington and Seattle's Green, Bitter, and Haller Lakes.
Lake Union's proximity to and scenic views of Seattle make it a popular recreational spot. Seaplanes operated by Kenmore Air land on and take off from the lake several times a day during the summer. Pleasure boats from Lake Washington pass through on their way to Puget Sound. The Center for Wooden Boats holds a yearly wooden boat festival.
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Fis2 (86777) 2011-11-14 9:49
Lovely view, curious architecture.
I like frame and colors.
Photo has climate.
emilbo (22616) 2011-11-14 9:55
Très jolie scène en plusieurs plans dont ces outardes, si je ne me trompe pas, en avant-plan. La ville, au bord de l'eau, de l'autre côté de la rivière est très intéressante.Le bateau, je ne sais pas si c'est un traversier mais il ajoute de l'intérêt à la scène. Une photo bien composée avec un bon rendu des couleurs.
Félicitations!... et toutes mes amitiés,
geoant68 (331) 2011-11-14 10:35
όμορφο το κάδρο σου με πολλά και ενδιαφέροντα στοιχεία επ' αυτού.Τυχεροί όσοι ζουν στις άκρες τις λίμνης με θέα το πάρκο και τις εν γένει δραστηριότητες που λαμβάνουν μέρος σ΄αυτό.
pajaran (52972) 2011-11-14 10:56
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o parku i jezeru sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled preko gusaka na jezero i kuce na drugoj obali, lepa fotografija.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, kompozicija i prikaz lepim bojama.
Lepo mesto za odmor i ribolov.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Very interesting and good article about the park and lake with a given data ...
A beautiful view across the lake and the geese on the other side of the house, beautiful images.
Good shot severity, contrast, composition and beautiful color display.
Nice place for vacation and fishing.
All the best in the new week, which has begun.
claudeD (33620) 2011-11-14 11:07
Very fine picture from the US. I like the good composition and fine colors.Very well seen and done.TFS.
With regards from LUxembourg
dip (23640) 2011-11-14 11:32
Γειά σου Δάνο,
ωραία η φωτογραφία σου με πολύ καλή διαχείρηση φωτισμού και καλό βάθος πεδίου,οι χήνες στο προσκύνιο καθώς και το πλεούμενο ομορφαίνουν την όλη σύνθεση!
clic (15308) 2011-11-14 12:06
Thanks for your visit Danos.
You captured two opposite moods in the same shot: The bucolic view of Canada geese feeding peacefully and the buzyy city scape at backdrop, separated by the red floating eye-catcher for an attractive shot!
TopGeo (38204) 2011-11-14 13:32
Γειά σου Δάνο! Πώ! πώ!, ένα εντυπωσιακό μέρος, όμορφη πόλη, και την εκπληκτική λίμνη που φαίνεται μεγάλη όσο η θάλασσα! Υπέροχη POV, εξαιρετική διαμόρφωση και σύνθεση, μεγάλη προοπτική! Εξαιρετικό φως της διαχείρισης, υπέροχα χρώματα, πρώτο επίπεδο και στο βάθος επίσης! Συγχαρητήρια!
pierrefonds (57951) 2011-11-14 14:37
The distance between the two shores is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the buildings. The quality of the light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
Sonata11 (33298) 2011-11-14 17:11
This is a very beautiful pic. Great composition, framework and POV too. Wonderfully executed picture of this beautiful architecture and nature with splendid colors, sharpness, clarity. I like it a lot. Perfectly well done.Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
edge (6691) 2011-11-14 19:24
Hello Danos, Excellent scene of the park with its Canadian Geese and some of the city in the background. Good composition using the geese in the foreground and leading the viewers eyes to the water of the lake and then on to the built up area across. Seattle, is a wonderful city, however with less than a three hour drive from my home, I seldom went there except to take house guests there to view the city. Fine presentation. Regards, Roger
Graal (98293) 2011-11-14 23:43
nice view and composition here. I like the nature and houses in one. Good presentation of Gas Works Park and informations. Photo well done.
Have a nice day.
ChrisJ (100112) 2011-11-15 2:40
Good layering into 4 approximate quarters, with excellent sharpness & the fg geese animating the scene. Superb color saturation & sharpness. Nice warm cold color contrasts between the yellow green grass, red barge & blue sky. Tfs!
dkmurphys (50202) 2011-11-15 2:53
A wild place into the city. Great capture, a perfect good mood shot.
Have a nice day.
anokutan (15097) 2011-11-15 5:36
A beautiful view across the lake and the geese on the other side of the house, beautiful images.
Good contrast, composition and beautiful color display.
fds (8512) 2011-11-15 8:18
a very nice composition in this image from Seattle
very nice goes in the forground
and very interestic levels of the colors
very nice cityscape and very interestig reportage of your trip
raszid62 (18583) 2011-11-15 8:30
Ωραία θέα και στις δύο όχθες του ποταμού. Από τη μια όχθη του όμορφη πόλη, αλλά από την άλλη ήρεμα βόσκουν σε καταπράσινο γρασίδι αγριόχηνες. Εξαιρετικό χρώμα και φωτογραφίες ποιότητας.
kato (11630) 2011-11-15 10:50
You're capturing well this nature/city scape by a good angle, so it's impressive to see the lawn with reed and residential area across the lake. It's impressive in many crowded houses, too. And, birds are looking for food and a small ship sailing the lake give additional effect in this image.
janusz2054 (2) 2011-11-15 11:05
Great view of this excellent scene with geese and lovely view of the toward Downtown Seattle with many nice details and pleasant colours.
Excellent composed shot.
Cricri (108037) 2011-11-15 11:31
Une image agréable a regarder tant pour sa composition et le bonne lumière, joli avant plan avec les oies, le bateau sur le fleuve et la vue sur la ville, très belle réalisation
vasilpro (40943) 2011-11-15 13:06
Γεια σου Δάνο,
Πολύ όμορφη η θέα της πόλης με την ενδιαφέρουσα αρχιτεκτονική για μας τους Έλληνες, η γωνιά λήψης με τα πουλιά σε πρώτο πλάνο και το βάθος πεδίου εξαιρετικά, ωραία το φως και τα χρώματα.
Καλό σου βράδυ, Βασίλης.
subhendu_bagchi (25873) 2011-11-15 18:37
a beautiful presentation. Love the layers of colours. Great composition with fine depth and sharpness. Excellent light. A superb shot. Tfs.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-11-16 0:40
a beautiful view with lovely details and spectacular composition, the colours and lights are very nice, great atmosphere, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
ikeharel (58895) 2011-11-16 1:37
I see the geese replaced the Gas...
Nice the view from the park toward the water-front town houses, boats on parking, like cars just on water's.
Lovely under afternoon golden light.
jhm (140619) 2011-11-16 3:25
The geese in foreground are Canadian geese have also Europe
captured with a lot thousands.
Nice background with the village or city.
Splendid sharpness and clarity.
Composition and good captured, are excellent taken.
Very well done, TFS.
peppe59 (14551) 2011-11-16 3:39
excellent composition with a special light, high quality and perfect depth.
congratulations great shot.
John_F_Kennedy (43065) 2011-11-16 7:02
This panorama shot looks superb. The ducks in the FG are a very pleasing element to the picture.
adramad (38854) 2011-11-16 7:10
A wonderful composition, which shows how well it complements here, the nature and the city.
A great POV chosen, with the beautiful image of these ducks on the lake shore, with the image of the city on the other side, alternating houses and trees as well.
An ideal color, with good management of luminosity. Well done.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-11-16 10:03
I must thank you again for your very useful advice. Yes, you are absolutely right. The houses in the foreground should have been in simple silhouette.
And your new photo, I think you have left a piece of your mind in the U.S. You must have loved the time you spent there. The way you see the scene is very warm and full of care. I have a friend who lives in Washington State. I love the foreground and how it is full of migrating birds. The houses on the other side of water seem to suggest that the neighbourhood is quite well off. The blue water and the boat add a very nice movement to the entire scene. I like the image very much.
With my very best regards,
Have a very nice evening there, dear Danos
baddori (19965) 2011-11-16 10:11
Questo tuo viaggio porta frutti, ottimo scatto di vita quotidiana in un contesto fluviale.
Residenze nella vasta baia di Seattle con residenze e barche di lusso.
Natura amica ...animali e uomo .
mkamionka (30877) 2011-11-17 2:05
I like very much the multi-layered composition here with several worlds contrasting with each other. The peaceful serene foreground with geese enjoying the all natural grassy field works very relaxing. It is opposed to very busy town on the other side of the river. Somewhere in between there is this red boat passing.
Excellent work, very well spotted,
wolf38 (31282) 2011-11-17 4:32
Hello Danos. Around a successful photograph and a great sight. Well composed and great light. The informative text like it very much. Top Rgds, Wolfgang.
paololg (31448) 2011-11-17 7:14
Ciao dear Danos,
is really nice to admire a photo with this sharpness, in all its depth and details. The soft light illumines pleasantly this beautiful scene where the nature is well integrated with the city. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Friday!
sacimar (25975) 2011-11-17 7:21
this is a beautiful composition, I like the tones and colors here, it looks like a peaceful place to live, the birds are eye-catching, well seen,
rodgerg (55767) 2011-11-17 9:25
Excellent horizontal composition in three plans well delimited: the FG with the bird, the river and the bota well locatd, the very graphic BG with the houses, the boats and the trees. An image well coloured and rich in various elements well collected.
gildasjan (41702) 2011-11-17 10:19
Quatre plans bien contrastés pour cette images.Ici la pelouse au premier plan semble bien entretenue par ces volatiles.
patdeph (35748) 2011-11-17 10:22
nice and interesting picture with vey beautiful colors.Very well done.
marcan44 (6281) 2011-11-17 13:47
immagine ben costruita e realizzata perfettamente.
I piani di interesse sono il campo con i volatili, il lago con il battello e le graziose casette sullo sfondo.
Colori molto piacevoli e naturali.
fabianoleite (9551) 2011-11-17 17:39
I like the contrast of elements on the two sides of the waters, buildingds and virds, and great colors, congratulations!
bayno (18342) 2011-11-17 21:06
Ciao Danos, excellent composition built on three levels, what is most striking about this picture is the beautiful light and vivid colors, I really like the framing and depth of field that you have been able to give, excellent clarity that makes us appreciate all the fine details, have a nice day, Valter
Royaldevon (30747) 2011-11-18 1:34
Good Morning Danos,
The name 'Gas Works Park' doesn't conjure up the lovely images that you have portrayed.
I like how you have set the scene with the grazing geese.
There are three distinct sections to your photograph and the bright red craft is perfectly placed for strength of composition.
Have a good day,
Giorgio (11279) 2011-11-18 6:35
- Superb place Danos, very nice verdant landscape in this park between water, boats and buildings, amazing greens, excellent technical quality and sharpen, gooses in foreground are undeniable bonus, well done!
All the best.
La_Tulipe (2798) 2011-11-18 10:19
Une vue plein de fraicheur dans laquelle l'on retrouve toute une série d'éléments intéressants et des couleurs bien gérées. Contrastes, lumières,profondeur, cadrage et netteté!
vrabieionut (2189) 2011-11-18 22:50
Another nice photo Danos. Good the view and the imprinting of landscape with beautiful colours.
Have a nice weekend,
s_lush (16134) 2011-11-20 7:11
I like the composition this interesting natural foreground, urbanized background and blue lake in the middle. Excellent light, beautiful colors, interesting details and perfect quality of the image!
Angshu (56060) 2011-11-20 20:21
Nice picture which works well in layers. The FG with the grass & the geese, the lake water & the red tug boat, the cluster of houses also create a nice BG. Nice work with warm colours.
mauro61 (52623) 2011-11-22 0:33
diversi piani di composizione dal verde del prato alle costruzioni di fondo.
Ottima luce che rende brillanti i colori,
shevchenko (19507) 2011-11-22 1:36
Good frame to the oppesite residential quarter with include the lake and coast, nice to see human and goose are living harmonious at this area, thanks for sharing a fascinating view in a sunny day.
serp2000 (40650) 2011-11-22 10:03
Great! This is one of the most interesting photos that I've seen here. My congrats, Danos. Excellent composition with the superb colours.
Best wishes from cold Ural,
jmdias (56605) 2011-11-23 1:06
I liked the way you framed this compo, with strips of lawn, sea, city and sky. excellent details like these geese in the foreground and the boat crossing the scenery.
boa (6081) 2011-11-24 12:37
it seems that you have had a nice holiday in the U.S and seen a lot. I was in Seattle also in September but only at the airport when i was going to Vancouver. Good view from the park and interesting to see the tug coming from the right. A good idea to include the birds and grass in the foreground for a better depth.Tfs !
Have a nice evening.
jacquest (18811) 2011-11-26 6:43
The photo is well divided in three parts. The colors are natural and the sharpness is very good. The geese and the passing boat add life. The geese will leave the grass cut short and full of you know what.
mvdisco (17774) 2011-11-26 7:50
A beautiful point of view of these lovely 'bernaches' in French..or Canada geeses in frontview.
Nice details and tone of colors and light.
Excellent background of Seatle Downtown too,
very well done.
cornejo (32722) 2011-11-26 10:11
Γεια σας Δανός, ένα καλό σουτ από αυτό το όμορφο μέρος με όμορφα σπίτια στο παρασκήνιο, η λίμνη στο κέντρο και την όμορφη πουλιά στο πρώτο πλάνο, ένα όμορφο κάδρο με μεγάλη σαφήνεια και βάθος, και γοητευτικό καλή δουλειά πολύ καλά κάνει, συγχαρητήρια φίλε μου. Καλή νύχτα και ευτυχισμένη Κυριακή. TFS.
Με τις καλύτερες ευχές.
nikkitta (14992) 2011-12-02 17:48
How I miss this great capture?
Great capture ( 108 points) and creative
What I like the more is the composition in four plans all so different
Great contrast between the bird at the FG and the city at the Bg
TFS and greetings
Seattle is the best state from Usa to visit, without going to the Hospital
eldancer1 (28999) 2011-12-15 13:47
That's a lot of geese! Awesome capture of this scene with good dof and sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
danyy (0) 2011-12-21 0:10
bien bel endroit, calme, mélange de nature et de 'ville', des couleurs très fortes et des contrastes avantageux. Un avant plan bien sympathique.
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-09-12 4:25
Έχεις δίκιο για τα δέντρα λέγονται κουτσουπίες μου διέφυγε τελείως το σημείο αυτό στις σημειώσεις σου όπως ευχαριστώ για την διορθώσει της Δημοκρατικής Μακεδονίας σε Φυρομ.
Οι χήνες κλέβουν την παράσταση στην σύνθεση. Τα σπίτια στο bg είναι πολύ όμορφα. Κάθε λεπτομέρεια είναι στην κατάλληλη θέση.
Καλή συνέχεια και καλό απόγευμα,
Miguel82 (24693) 2013-03-25 11:53
A superb view of the west coast, special architecture
very big goose searching worms
Good sharpness, different layers of colors and landscape
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (87891)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-28
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA PRO1 Digital 77mm mC PL-C
- Exposure: f/11, 1/350 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Three weeks in USA
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-14 9:38