Vintage Seattle

|, Photography|Vintage Seattle

Canon 5DMKIII, Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens, 1/90 sec at f/8, ISO 100.
Post-processing done in Lightroom 4.

My parents are in town for the week and I took them up to Kerry Park. I wanted them to see the skyline, and I also got a few nice portraits of them as well … nothing fancy, just something to remember the trip. :)

I also set up and photographed the sunset, up until the lights turned on in the city. While the sun was still glowing Mt. Rainier was very visible off in the distance, and I even caught a helicopter in the fram, too. I ended up doing a series of photos for just over an hour to show the transition of the light as it set and became dark … I’m putting a short video of them together and should have it posted in a few days.

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:04+00:00 August 19th, 2012|105 Comments

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My name is Nicole and I'm a photographer, author, & educator living in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. When I'm not making photos I'm writing books and tutorials for my online store, Learn more about me and my story here.

105 Comments

  1. Chris Smith August 17, 2012 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    Love the tones and the way the buildings lead you to the mt. Excellent!

  2. Chris Smith August 17, 2012 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    Love the tones and the way the buildings lead you to the mt. Excellent!

  3. Johnathan Lyman August 17, 2012 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    Kerry park, eh? I'll need to go there. I tried shooting from Alki but it's too far for my taste.

  4. Johnathan Lyman August 17, 2012 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    Kerry park, eh? I'll need to go there. I tried shooting from Alki but it's too far for my taste.

  5. Gwenny Todd August 17, 2012 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    That is beautiful.  A very lovely composition!

  6. Gwenny Todd August 17, 2012 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    That is beautiful.  A very lovely composition!

  7. J.J. Bentley August 17, 2012 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    wow very cool composition and processing. you got it all in this one :)

  8. J.J. Bentley August 17, 2012 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    wow very cool composition and processing. you got it all in this one :)

  9. Mark Rodriguez August 17, 2012 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    love this shot

  10. Mark Rodriguez August 17, 2012 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    love this shot

  11. Brian Matiash August 17, 2012 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Lovely, gorgeous tones here, babe. I love that soft color, too! Say hi to the fam for me.

  12. Brian Matiash August 17, 2012 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Lovely, gorgeous tones here, babe. I love that soft color, too! Say hi to the fam for me.

  13. Brian Bonham August 17, 2012 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful scene.  I'll be up in Seattle for a day in September and will definitely visit this park.

  14. Brian Bonham August 17, 2012 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful scene.  I'll be up in Seattle for a day in September and will definitely visit this park.

  15. Shiloh Swanson August 17, 2012 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Love it & I love Seattle. 

  16. Shiloh Swanson August 17, 2012 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Love it & I love Seattle.

  17. Mauricio Alas August 17, 2012 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    Very nice photo! 

  18. Mauricio Alas August 17, 2012 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    Very nice photo!

  19. Milena Ilieva August 17, 2012 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    Outstanding….

  20. Milena Ilieva August 17, 2012 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    Outstanding….

  21. Chimère Johnson August 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    Oh how I would love to go back there.

  22. Chimère Johnson August 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    Oh how I would love to go back there.

  23. Scott Thomas August 17, 2012 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    What a lovely way to spend an evening.  Hope you all enjoyed it.

  24. Scott Thomas August 17, 2012 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    What a lovely way to spend an evening.  Hope you all enjoyed it.

  25. Luis Castro August 17, 2012 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    Take some shots of my old town Mukilteo! Nice view!

  26. Luis Castro August 17, 2012 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    Take some shots of my old town Mukilteo! Nice view!

  27. aki kun August 17, 2012 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Its so beautiful,i would be there

  28. aki kun August 17, 2012 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Its so beautiful,i would be there

  29. C Gonzalez August 17, 2012 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    I love this image so much. It makes me wanna go there.

  30. C Gonzalez August 17, 2012 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    I love this image so much. It makes me wanna go there.

  31. Mark Gaw August 17, 2012 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    +Nicole S. Young it's an excellent photo. Nice inclusions of Mt. Rainier and helicopter. 

  32. Mark Gaw August 17, 2012 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    +Nicole S. Young it's an excellent photo. Nice inclusions of Mt. Rainier and helicopter.

  33. trav whitmer August 17, 2012 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    i love this processing

  34. trav whitmer August 17, 2012 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    i love this processing

  35. Agka Ludwika August 17, 2012 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    Amazing!!!

  36. Agka Ludwika August 17, 2012 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    Amazing!!!

  37. BugginRegis Philbin August 17, 2012 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    I'm lovin Seattle because there are some good looking guys that came out of that place. Thanks for the cooperation nice pix, Reeg :)

  38. Jason Rykiss August 17, 2012 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Beautiful shot and love the processing you did with it.

  39. Jason Rykiss August 17, 2012 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Beautiful shot and love the processing you did with it.

  40. Daniela Katterine Quino Zeballos August 17, 2012 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    linda vista. abuena hora la captura ,el avion pudo salir

  41. Daniela Katterine Quino Zeballos August 17, 2012 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    linda vista. abuena hora la captura ,el avion pudo salir

  42. Ayesha Hena August 17, 2012 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    this is a beautiful scenery. love it

  43. Ayesha Hena August 17, 2012 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    this is a beautiful scenery. love it

  44. Sanjay Metange August 17, 2012 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    dream city

  45. Sanjay Metange August 17, 2012 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    dream city

  46. Geoff Dobbs August 17, 2012 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Wonderful shot of Seattle I had 2 wonderful days there not enough time I must visit this wonderful city again before to long

  47. Geoff Dobbs August 17, 2012 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Wonderful shot of Seattle I had 2 wonderful days there not enough time I must visit this wonderful city again before to long

  48. Mandy Lin August 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    It's amazingly beautiful!

  49. Mandy Lin August 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    It's amazingly beautiful!

  50. Finian Eruo August 17, 2012 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    I like that!

  51. Finian Eruo August 17, 2012 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    I like that!

  52. Colleen Rose August 17, 2012 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    LOVE!

  53. Colleen Rose August 17, 2012 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    LOVE!

  54. Layba Zaman August 17, 2012 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Awesome

  55. Layba Zaman August 17, 2012 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Awesome

  56. Madoka Hawley August 17, 2012 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Beautiful shot! Just came back from the beautiful city. <3 Seattle!

  57. Madoka Hawley August 17, 2012 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Beautiful shot! Just came back from the beautiful city. <3 Seattle!

  58. Cë Cr August 17, 2012 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    k maravilla de paisaje… felicitacione ta hermozo…

  59. Cë Cr August 17, 2012 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    k maravilla de paisaje… felicitacione ta hermozo…

  60. Bobby Sahijram-Dansingani August 17, 2012 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Beautiful…have yet to visit…heard its like Vancouver ( one of my favorite places)…now I definitely have to visit!

  61. Bobby Sahijram-Dansingani August 17, 2012 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Beautiful…have yet to visit…heard its like Vancouver ( one of my favorite places)…now I definitely have to visit!

  62. Johannes Dünzl August 17, 2012 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    that's great …. what's the Name of the Mountain?

  63. Johannes Dünzl August 17, 2012 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    that's great …. what's the Name of the Mountain?

  64. glenn archer August 17, 2012 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    wtf mt Fuji is in SEATTLE

  65. glenn archer August 17, 2012 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    wtf mt Fuji is in SEATTLE

  66. Corina Murray August 17, 2012 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    I don't know if I'd claim to set up & photograph the sunset… I think that just kinda happens on a daily basis ;-)

  67. Corina Murray August 17, 2012 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    I don't know if I'd claim to set up & photograph the sunset… I think that just kinda happens on a daily basis ;-)

  68. Ben Sellars August 17, 2012 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    Awesome photo +Nicole S. Young 

  69. Ben Sellars August 17, 2012 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    Awesome photo +Nicole S. Young

  70. Steve Mackin August 17, 2012 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    How to tell the weather in Seattle.  If you cannot see the mountain it is raining.  If you can see the mountain it is going to rain.  Rain is on it's way.

  71. Steve Mackin August 17, 2012 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    How to tell the weather in Seattle.  If you cannot see the mountain it is raining.  If you can see the mountain it is going to rain.  Rain is on it's way.

  72. Wayne Copeland August 17, 2012 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Classic Retro shot. Beautiful if it wasn't for the helicopter it would have a 20s feel to it.

  73. Wayne Copeland August 17, 2012 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Classic Retro shot. Beautiful if it wasn't for the helicopter it would have a 20s feel to it.

  74. Kevin Crawford August 17, 2012 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Nice :)

  75. Kevin Crawford August 17, 2012 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Nice :)

  76. Amy Johnson August 17, 2012 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    I like how the mountain is in the background and the fog around it

  77. Amy Johnson August 17, 2012 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    I like how the mountain is in the background and the fog around it

  78. Cris Gomes August 17, 2012 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    fantastic!

  79. Cris Gomes August 17, 2012 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    fantastic!

  80. Naveen Cyphers August 17, 2012 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    Love Seattle! Great pic.

  81. Naveen Cyphers August 17, 2012 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    Love Seattle! Great pic.

  82. Kevin Crawford August 17, 2012 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    I have family in the area.  I have always loved the Seattle skyline.  It's one of the most memorable ones in the States, if not the world.

  83. Kevin Crawford August 17, 2012 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    I have family in the area.  I have always loved the Seattle skyline.  It's one of the most memorable ones in the States, if not the world.

  84. chris coughran August 17, 2012 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    Hmm where is Smith Tower?  Hiding?

  85. chris coughran August 17, 2012 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    Hmm where is Smith Tower?  Hiding?

  86. Jeffrey Yen August 17, 2012 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    The helicopter really finishes it off giving a little anchor for all that negative space in the upper right.  Kudos and have fun with Mom and Dad!

  87. Jeffrey Yen August 17, 2012 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    The helicopter really finishes it off giving a little anchor for all that negative space in the upper right.  Kudos and have fun with Mom and Dad!

  88. Roger Cast August 17, 2012 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    Aww such a nice kid mine wont take the garbage out enjoy your parents time is passing bye soo fast

  89. Roger Cast August 17, 2012 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    Aww such a nice kid mine wont take the garbage out enjoy your parents time is passing bye soo fast

  90. Gert-Jan Mes August 18, 2012 at 1:46 am - Reply

    Awesome photo. Love the mono.

  91. Gert-Jan Mes August 18, 2012 at 1:46 am - Reply

    Awesome photo. Love the mono.

  92. Mazin Mahdi August 18, 2012 at 2:12 am - Reply

    nice

  93. Mazin Mahdi August 18, 2012 at 2:12 am - Reply

    nice

  94. Eric Torsen August 18, 2012 at 3:12 am - Reply

    YESSS! !!:)

  95. Eric Torsen August 18, 2012 at 3:12 am - Reply

    YESSS! !!:)

  96. Kristen Barho August 18, 2012 at 5:28 am - Reply

    random helicopter

  97. Kristen Barho August 18, 2012 at 5:28 am - Reply

    random helicopter

  98. Dejan Lazarevski August 18, 2012 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    wauuu nice:)

  99. Dejan Lazarevski August 18, 2012 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    wauuu nice:)

  100. Boris Manic August 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    BRAVO!VERY NICE!

  101. Boris Manic August 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    BRAVO!VERY NICE!

  102. hasi August 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    What’s a fram?

  103. Jason August 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Wow. Stunning pic!

  104. Eric Proulx August 23, 2012 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Oh herro Seattle

  105. Eric Proulx August 23, 2012 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Oh herro Seattle

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