Of all the amazing cityscape views in the USA the view from Seattle’s Kerry Park is right up there. I had been on assignment for Cruise America and had left Olympic National Park and left after sunset to make the roughly two hour drive to Seatlle. It had been a long day and my eyes started to go so I pulled over in a Walmart car park to catch a few Zss. I was back on the road in plenty of time and arrived at Kerry Park in pitch black (around 5am) as planned. What I hadn’t planned for was the other 20+ photographers already there. I am nearly always the first to a location as I want to make sure I get the best spot so this really through me as all the best spots had been taken. Fortunately for me guys and girls already there were super cool and squeezed my camera and tripod in to the line we ended up with this amazing sunrise.
One of the things I love most about photography is the sense of comradery that was typically displayed on a cold, dark morning in Seattle’s Kerry Park. I think there is a neutral respect amongst photographers for anyone who is brave or stupid enough to get up at some crazy hour to stand in the dark for hours waiting for that perfect moment that may never come.
Hears to all those that push themselves for their art. This ones for you….
Camera settings; ISO 100, f/11 @ 1 sec
Equipment; Nikon D850 & 24-70 F2.8 lens with Lee filters 0.6 ND Grad filter supported on Manfrotto ball head and tripod and edited with Adobe Lightroom. Camera equipment stored in Lowpro Protactic BP 450 AW II backpack.
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