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Winter Lights of Seattle

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Wow. Long time, no Flickr. Again, work has consumed all of my time for the last few months and I have not had a single moment to go out shooting. Finally, work has slowed down and I find myself coasting into the Holidays. So I seized the opportunity to dust off my D90 to shoot the most obvious Seattle shot which was the perfect way to get back into my Flickr groove. The view from Kerry Park is amazing no matter how many times you go there and take it in. I think the reason I've never shot it is because it is so iconic and so familiar to anyone living in or outside of Seattle. The fact was though that I didn't have it in my portfolio so I thought it was time to check this one off my list. The first night that I went there was on December 5th, but when I was there competing with at least 60 other photographers for a spot, I realized a few shots in that my 18-200mm was not functioning properly so I had to scrap the shoot. I shot with the only other lens I had with me which was my Tokina 11-16mm. It's just not the right lens for this shot. Disappointed, I went home and cleaned the contacts of my 18-200mm. That did the trick and so I came a couple days later to get my shot. The title of this shot is inaccurate, I know. Technically it's not Winter until December 21st this year, but it sure felt like winter that night. It was a brisk 25 degrees at sunset and so standing out there for nearly 2 hours chilled me to the bone.

 

I am looking forward to posting more photos again and also visiting all my Flickr friends' photostreams again. My sincere apologies for the drop off.

  

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Taken on December 7, 2009