Blue hour is my favorite time to take long exposures. As the sun drops below the horizon, the sky turns a deep blue as the city turns on its lights.
The weather and my schedule were clear, so I headed to Seattle’s Gasworks Park to freeze my butt off for an hour.
Gasworks offers a nice view of the city but there’s not much opportunity for foreground interest. Sometimes you can catch a boat as it traverses the frame.
As the night goes on fewer boats cut across Lake Union and I start wishing I had brought gloves.
The ‘postcard perfect’ shot would happen on a cloudless night with perfectly smooth water. I didn’t get that, but clear nights in February are rare enough that I’m happy with the results.
Cityscapes and Landscapes are satisfying in a different way than fast-paced street snaps. You’re forced to slow down, take your time, and wait a little bit for the result. It’s a good break from everyday life.