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Seattle Skyline in the Morning Closer with Two Union Square

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Comments (3)

Timothy Chase on November 24, 2008

A low zoom photo of the Seattle skyline taken a little after sunrise on 16 Oct 2007. Photo was taken near the intersection of Summit Ave and Pike St. The tall building to the center is Two Union Square. The silver building to its left is One Union Square, and to the right and in the background and appearing almost mirror-like the WaMu Center. Further right and in the foreground is Meridian at 1420 Terry Ave, just a block north of the Convention Center but still within Capitol Hill, and to the right in the background is City Centre, a block west of the Convention Center -- which is just below the beginning of Freeway Park.

Meridian is a condominium and is much smaller than City Centre (e.g., 27 stories as opposed to 44), but from this perspective it appears to be nearly the same size -- with some stylistic similarities. In a few night pictures it appears almost to be made of stained glass. Changes in the relative size of buildings due to changes in perspective is one of a number of factors giving each city a plethora of skylines. A couple of other Seattle examples that may be of interest: where King Street Station becomes part of the skyline between the Smith Tower and Columbia Center both in position and apparent height vs. Seattle as seen from Pier 62 where both the WaMu Center and Washington Mutual Tower appear to rise above the Columbia Center itself.

Joe Lambert on February 4, 2009

Cool Pic.

On a side note and the 12 year old in me coming through, it almost looks like downtown is giving the finger. Just an observation. Again cool pic. :)

Timothy Chase on February 5, 2009

Thank you, Joe! I like skyscrapers.

This is one of my earlier photos. Here are a couple of panoramas from the same spot -- Look Arounds...

Night Panorama of Seattle 17 Dec 2008

Seattle Winter Night

... then here is another photo, more recent, with some of the same sort of early morning light on the skyscrapers as the photo you like, although this is a little earlier in the dawn:

Snowy Seattle Early Morning I

I noticed that we share some of the same subjects and similar styles. Here is downtown and I-5 lit up at night...

JL: Downtown Seattle Wide View from Lakeview/Harvard

TC: Down into Downtown Seattle (no tripod, older camera)

TC: Lakeview and Belmont V (tripod, newer camera)


Then here are skyscrapers over buildings from ordinary neighborhoods at nighttime...

JL: Downtown Seattle from Aurora Overpass

TC: View from North Capitol Hill

... and here is something I did during the daytime:

TC: Along Alaskan Way

The last of these is from Pier 62/63 -- and we both have similar images that have ended up in "Look Arounds" from there...

JL: Downtown from Waterfront

TC: Skyline from Pier 62/63

Then here is a panorama of mine...

Seattle from Pier 62 on 24 Dec 2008

... and one of my personal favorites from Pier 62:

The Core of Seattle

We also have photos of Freeway Park, Discovery Park, Gas Works Park, etc.. And both of us clearly have a great deal of affection for the same town. But you seem to have covered more places -- a great deal more.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 16, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Timothy Chase
    • Camera: AIPTEK DV Ts
    • Exposure: 0.038s
    • F/Stop: f/1.400
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash