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p.1 #1 · Foggy Atmosphere


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Just before it was time to have Thanksgiving dinner, I noticed the clouds to the west seemed to be aligning for a spectacular sunset. Telling my family I'll be right back (I'm the worst kind of person), I jumped in my car and sped toward Seattle. First stop was Gasworks Park. From there I determined the clouds were a little too far to the west and I wouldn't be able to capture them behind the city. I then wondered if Kerry Park would be any better, so I then raced there to find that it wasn't. Disappointed in my choice, I felt my chances were growing slim of getting any sort of decent image from this outing. I stuck around for 10 minutes before realizing I need to try one more spot. As I was getting in my car and about to go on the 10-minute drive to the next cliché location, I saw that peak sunset colors were already happening to the west. It was the best sunset I had seen in months and I was about to miss it. I drove as fast as I could across town anyway.

Once arriving, I jumped out of my car and sprinted to the spot I know very well after many previous attempts photographing from there. The sunset color had mostly faded, but there was still an intense glow on the horizon. The blanket of fog that was fully covering the Puget Sound was slowly creeping over the city. If you look closely at the left side of the frame, you can see that only the tops of the container cranes at the Port of Seattle are sticking out of the thin, low-lying fog.

I was fortunate in that such an incredible sunset occurred on a holiday, as it created a rather unusual mood. Few cars were on the road and only a small number of floors were lit in the downtown skyscrapers. While everyone was at home eating dinner with their families, I felt like I was photographing a ghost town.

I hope this is one you all can enjoy. And for all those wondering, I made it back about 2 hours later and had dinner with my family. I'll call Thanksgiving 2013 a success.









Dec 03, 2013 at 07:11 AM
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p.1 #2 · Foggy Atmosphere


Awesome, Danny are you able to share your aperture, shutter speed iso & lens?


Dec 03, 2013 at 09:04 AM
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p.1 #3 · Foggy Atmosphere


It doesnt get much more perfect then that. Epic shot. I saw it on the front page of 500px yesterday. Much deserved.


Dec 03, 2013 at 02:16 PM
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p.1 #4 · Foggy Atmosphere


Danny,
What a great image and a different look of Seattle.
My niece, also a photographer, lives in the Seattle area.
She will appreciate this.

Now on another note, if I had taken off like you did, I think my wife would have changed the locks and not answered the phone Then when I finally got back into the house, I would have found my portions of dinner intentionally overcooked & in the freezer!

Thanks for posting
Dan



Dec 03, 2013 at 05:18 PM
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p.1 #5 · Foggy Atmosphere


Beautiful!

DaveF



Dec 03, 2013 at 05:22 PM
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p.1 #6 · Foggy Atmosphere


Fantastic shot, and I imagine some skillful post processing as well. Very well done!


Dec 03, 2013 at 09:53 PM
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p.1 #7 · Foggy Atmosphere


Killer shot, one of the best images I've seen all year.


Dec 03, 2013 at 11:09 PM
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p.1 #8 · Foggy Atmosphere


Excellent light and composition!


Dec 04, 2013 at 06:27 AM
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p.1 #9 · Foggy Atmosphere


Splendid image.


Dec 04, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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p.1 #10 · Foggy Atmosphere


Great Image!

Ryan



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p.1 #11 · Foggy Atmosphere


not sure what to say other than...wow.


Dec 06, 2013 at 03:12 PM
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p.1 #12 · Foggy Atmosphere


Everything about this image works.

Awesome photo!



Dec 06, 2013 at 03:42 PM
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p.1 #13 · Foggy Atmosphere


love this image, great timing on the light and fog.

kevin.



Dec 06, 2013 at 03:45 PM
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p.1 #14 · Foggy Atmosphere


Simply outstanding! I'd say it's definitely worth leaving your family for a few hours.

-Nick



Dec 06, 2013 at 04:58 PM
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p.1 #15 · Foggy Atmosphere


Wonderful shot Danny! I love the way you used the road to lead the eye through the shot.


Dec 06, 2013 at 05:22 PM
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p.1 #16 · Foggy Atmosphere


Well done!


Dec 07, 2013 at 12:39 AM
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p.1 #17 · Foggy Atmosphere


SICK. Love those lines.

aF



Dec 07, 2013 at 06:08 AM
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p.1 #18 · Foggy Atmosphere


Just Perfect, Turkey!
Oooops.. Sorry not you but the shot!!!



Dec 07, 2013 at 06:19 AM
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p.1 #19 · Foggy Atmosphere


amazing.
sweet light.
awesome comp.
a successful image.

love it!



Dec 07, 2013 at 06:22 AM
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p.1 #20 · Foggy Atmosphere


Wowsers! Awesome photo. You tamed the sunset very well and that fog really adds something. I've seen many photos from this vantage point but yours has got to be the most unique and probably the best. The colors are just wild!


Jason



Dec 14, 2013 at 03:21 AM
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