Sailing the Seattle skies

Almost a year now since I posted similar shots of the the Seattle skyline (when I initially moved here).

This time with the moon - yay!


Its also been a really long time since I did any night shots.


Did a better job of color balancing as well as stitching exposures in this one (IMHO of course).

  • Wayne Moran PRO 6y

    Dang, this is fantastic...
    Very good work..
  • Mohan Raghuram 6y

    nice one Bala. The lighting is splendid, and a stunner with the moon.

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  • Vijay Gunda 6y

    Great shot. Lovely tones and the moon ofcourse
  • .aditya. PRO 6y

    Great job dude! Can't get any better than this!
  • Chris Collins PRO 6y

    lucky to include the moon we have lots of clouds lately making shooting the moon tough
  • Rahul Narain 6y

    This is perfect, just perfect. Everything is exposed just right, and I love the composition on this. The other one felt rather cramped; this one has so much more breathing room. All that negative space, only punctuated by the moon on one side.

    (And I'm not just saying that because I wanted to use the word "punctuated" metaphorically.)
  • ANVRecife PRO 6y

    Stunning man
  • Priya Saihgal 6y

    this is a really beautiful night shot. i've never been to seattle and i'm glad i could see its night skies through your stream!
  • Wijadi PRO 6y

    I really like this one Bala. I like the composition, if you blended in the moon, it's hard to detect. Good job with the borders, too.

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  • Rajesh Vijayarajan 6y

    This is brilliant Bala !
  • Bala Sivakumar 6y

    : Thanks Wayne!

    : Thanks Mohan. I've decided to wander more with my camera at night.

    : Thanks Vijay :)

    : Thanks Aditya. The lighting conditions were very suitable for a good photo!

    : I agree! The very next day, it was so cloudy that I couldn't even see the moon.

    : Thanks Rahul! As always, your insightful comments are much appreciated. I always am torn when shooting cityscapes at night - I usually want crowded compositions (to show the bustling "city" - you know), but you're right that it doesn't look very photogenic. I don't know how to make busy compositions look elegant.

    : Thanks a lot, my friend :)

    : Thanks Priya! Seattle is such a fun city - you should definitely visit. I'll be your guide around the city (and I promise not to poke fun at Canon while you're around :P)

    : Thanks Wijadi. I did blend in the moon (I'll post the individual exposures once I get home).

    : Thanks dude !
  • Nicole Roselund 6y

    Wow Bala! That is a great shot of the Seattle skyline with the bonus of the moon! Thats the money shot! And of course it makes me homesick! And I guess I will be in that Canon ribbing when I am up there in Sept ... ;)
  • Bala Sivakumar 6y

    : Thanks Nicole! I can't wait to see shots from your Canon when you get here.
  • capiona 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ALAM SEMESTA, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Matthew Field 6y

    Great shot!
  • Bala Sivakumar 6y

    : Thanks Matthew
  • Elektra Women's Choir 5y

    Terrific shot. We're singing in Seattle soon and would like permission to use this photo (with attribution) on the website.
  • Bala Sivakumar 5y

    : Of course! You are more than welcome to use this photo on your website!
  • flicked4real 1y

    Seattle is a beautiful city and I look forward to moving there this summer.I have this picture as my screensaver.Nice!!!
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