Alterations in Light:

The Seattle Space Needle

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I put this video together from images I photographed at Kerry Park last night before and after sunset (sunset was at 8:18 pm). I wanted to show a slow transition and fading from light to dark.

Watch how the light quickly fades from the buildings, and how it’s very boring until the lights of the city turn on. The mountain off in the distance also goes from visible to barely-there.

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:04+00:00 August 21st, 2012|38 Comments

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My name is Nicole and I'm a photographer, author, & educator living in Portland, Oregon, 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.

38 Comments

  1. Mark Pouley August 18, 2012 at 1:02 am - Reply

    Awesome +Nicole S. Young You make our city look so cool.

  2. Mark Pouley August 18, 2012 at 1:02 am - Reply

    Awesome +Nicole S. Young You make our city look so cool.

  3. amy tubaugh August 18, 2012 at 1:09 am - Reply

    Miss +Nicole S. Young I have been away from home for 7 yrs and let me tell u that is one of the sights I miss most! Mt Rainier is absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing that.

  4. amy tubaugh August 18, 2012 at 1:09 am - Reply

    Miss +Nicole S. Young I have been away from home for 7 yrs and let me tell u that is one of the sights I miss most! Mt Rainier is absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing that.

  5. luis sanhueza August 18, 2012 at 1:35 am - Reply

    pero por favor que es esto….donde esta el arte ….

  6. luis sanhueza August 18, 2012 at 1:35 am - Reply

    pero por favor que es esto….donde esta el arte ….

  7. Swaroop Subbanna August 18, 2012 at 1:41 am - Reply

    Very cool! Love it! 

  8. Swaroop Subbanna August 18, 2012 at 1:41 am - Reply

    Very cool! Love it!

  9. Melinda Loggins August 18, 2012 at 2:28 am - Reply

    Love it, just got back from there, great idea.

  10. Melinda Loggins August 18, 2012 at 2:28 am - Reply

    Love it, just got back from there, great idea.

  11. Christin McLeod August 18, 2012 at 3:02 am - Reply

    That's really neat to see the transition like that. I watched it a few times and looked at different aspects each time. It also reminded me how I need to add "Visit Seattle" to my bucket list. Thanks for posting!

  12. Christin McLeod August 18, 2012 at 3:02 am - Reply

    That's really neat to see the transition like that. I watched it a few times and looked at different aspects each time. It also reminded me how I need to add "Visit Seattle" to my bucket list. Thanks for posting!

  13. Swaroop Subbanna August 18, 2012 at 3:03 am - Reply

    I did the same thing +Christin McLeod. There's so much to see in about 35-40 seconds! 

  14. Swaroop Subbanna August 18, 2012 at 3:03 am - Reply

    I did the same thing +Christin McLeod. There's so much to see in about 35-40 seconds!

  15. J Bagnell Jr August 18, 2012 at 3:12 am - Reply

    Nicely done.

  16. J Bagnell Jr August 18, 2012 at 3:12 am - Reply

    Nicely done.

  17. Keith Bradshaw August 18, 2012 at 3:47 am - Reply

    This is great.  I've watched it 5 times and like others look at different aspects every time.  

  18. Keith Bradshaw August 18, 2012 at 3:47 am - Reply

    This is great.  I've watched it 5 times and like others look at different aspects every time.

  19. Dave Morrow August 18, 2012 at 5:35 am - Reply

    really cool. Gotta love some fun time lapse. Kerry Park always tries to pull me in close to sunset;)

  20. Dave Morrow August 18, 2012 at 5:35 am - Reply

    really cool. Gotta love some fun time lapse. Kerry Park always tries to pull me in close to sunset;)

  21. Jared Rogers August 18, 2012 at 8:17 am - Reply

    Love it!

  22. Jared Rogers August 18, 2012 at 8:17 am - Reply

    Love it!

  23. Kaylani Maka August 18, 2012 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Thank you :)

  24. Kaylani Maka August 18, 2012 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Thank you :)

  25. Vernon Britton August 18, 2012 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    Not only beautiful, but educational. Thanks

  26. Vernon Britton August 18, 2012 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    Not only beautiful, but educational. Thanks

  27. naomi sookoo August 19, 2012 at 1:30 am - Reply

    that is really nice!!!!!!1

  28. naomi sookoo August 19, 2012 at 1:30 am - Reply

    that is really nice!!!!!!1

  29. Ed LeBlanc August 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    +Nicole S. Young Thanks for the tip and the video clip to illustrate it.  It is quite a dramatic comparison between the shot at sunset to when the city lights come on with some twilight light in the mix.

  30. Ed LeBlanc August 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    +Nicole S. Young Thanks for the tip and the video clip to illustrate it.  It is quite a dramatic comparison between the shot at sunset to when the city lights come on with some twilight light in the mix.

  31. Juanito Mestizo August 20, 2012 at 2:11 am - Reply

    Nice work!

  32. Juanito Mestizo August 20, 2012 at 2:11 am - Reply

    Nice work!

  33. Marisa August 21, 2012 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    Lovely! I discovered the same thing when we trekked to Kerry park. I took several sunset pictures, and waited for the city lights to come on. I waited, and waited and waited. We eventually drove into town for a few picnic supplies and came back just in time for dark. While there I saw a film crew making an intro of some kind, a quinceanera photo shoot, lots and lots of photographers staking out their spots with tripods, and some regular folks, too. It was an adventure!

  34. Iris August 23, 2012 at 4:48 am - Reply

    Very cool. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creation.

  35. Odalys Vila August 25, 2012 at 4:01 am - Reply

    +1Rncantada de conoserte nicole soy odalys y tengo un hijo muy bueno

  36. Odalys Vila August 25, 2012 at 4:01 am - Reply

    +1Rncantada de conoserte nicole soy odalys y tengo un hijo muy bueno

  37. Noel Aristoteles September 17, 2012 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Wow

  38. Noel Aristoteles September 17, 2012 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Wow

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