I captured this image on my first trip to Seattle, Washington. I had seen many shots of the famous Space Needle over the years, which is probably the most photographed subject in the city, and I really wanted to get some shots of it, but I didn't want the typical composition. A coworker/friend and me decided to check out the Seattle Center area of the city at late afternoon. The whole time I was there I was looking for wide angle compositions to capture the Space Needle up close. I wasn't happy with anything I was coming up with. I noticed the Merry-go-round and the Ferris Wheel , and I was wondering whether or not they lit up nicely when the sun set. I asked my friend if she minded waiting around for another hour and a half or so until the sun set and the lights came on. She reluctantly agreed, and I think it was worth it. This shot was taken just before dark, while there was still a bit of light left in the sky.
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chicken (1557) 2008-06-02 22:57
Great, love how you've put the three disk into one composition. Also perfect balance of fading daylight and the promise of a glamorous night to come.
I think the prominent watermark in this case really disturbs the overall mood of the image, besides of being relatively ineffective on the monochrome background, easily cropped or cloned out if somebody really wants to steal this image.
ticoeurs (295) 2008-06-03 4:02
Yes this is an original view of the tower.
The long exposure gives a nice effect for the turning wheels.
Maybe I would have preferred the composition if the wheel on the right had been whole.
dipti (114) 2008-06-03 4:24
another amazing picture! well done with the lights.