I recently needed to travel to Seattle for a meeting with colleagues from several sister organizations. I arrived the night before to ensure I would make the morning meeting.
After picking up my rental car, I called my excellent photo research assistant (aka my wife) and laid out my plans for the evening. I hoped to shoot the city skyline. She went to work and before long texted me a link to a new vantage point of the Emerald City. The spot is a well known haunt for photographers and tourists, but was one I hadn’t ever visited.
I arrived before sunset at Kerry Park. The view of the city is stunning, especially on days when Mount Rainier can be clearly seen on the horizon. I shared the park with several photographers and a small crowd of tourists.
As the evening progressed, the crowds thinned out and I was alone with a few couples enjoying the view after dinner. Later that night, in my hotel room, I decided to get up early enough to shoot the sunrise the next morning at the same spot. I’m really glad I did.