Moonrise over Elliot Bay

Best Practices - Photography, Canon 60D, Canon 70-200 mm 2.8 IS L Series Lens, Canon Camera, Home, Night, Photography & Conceptualizing Beauty, Project 365 - Photo-a-day, Spring, Still Life, Sunrise

Coming to Seattle from just south of the 60th parallel, I had expected the earth’s sunrise and sunset to be more in tandem with what happens for us in our north. I was surprised to find the sun rising much earlier than it was back home. On Saturday, our travel day home from Seattle, Washington to Edmonton, Alberta I was able to gather photo gear quietly without disturbing my wife and daughter and head out quite early to snap photos. While I captured images from Seattle’s downtown, two of the shots I’m liking deal with the moonrise at sunrise across Elliot bay. And, while there are five images presented there are only two images dealt with.  One image plays with different lighting presets and composition while the other, the final one is pretty much straight out of the camera. Our waitress at the Andaluca restaurant caught the sight on her early morning jaunt to work. The sight was rare, something to see.

Quote to Inspire – “To me, photography is an art of observation.  It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place … I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliot Erwitt

Listening to Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here album following a documentary on Pink Floyd that explored their reunion for the global Live 8 Concert;  they’d been apart for some twenty odd years … two of those members have passed on. In the song Wish You Were Here that I’m listening to, Stephane Grappelli accompanies Pink Floyd. Interesting!

14 thoughts on “Moonrise over Elliot Bay

  1. Beautiful photos!
    It’s funny, you’re the second person mentioning listening to music today as I read their post, mine too. I think music helps the creativity flow.

    1. Hi Angeline:

      With music being a constant once it is recorded, there’s an element of sharing something of heart, soul and head space being traveled through in our day. When you can’t give someone a hug because of distance … you can share a song that you both know, one that holds meaning and melody that you both understand.

      Take care,

  2. I love the pictures, they are so artistic and beautiful!!! And the quote is great! Can I borrow it? Cheers!

    1. Hey there,

      Thank you for your kind words and for looking in; the quote is one of those I’ve run across on the web … it’s not my own. Please take it and share it forward.

      Take care.

  3. .”..I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”

    so so very true. i also find that the way i look at scenery depends on my moods. and my memories. it’s like we don’t see with our eyes, but with our souls as we look through the windows of our lives. beautiful photos.

  4. I’m presuming that you got some good pictures of the monster moon the other night. I was hoping to get some with land in it for perspective but I had to go to the in-laws house and never got a chance to get set up properly. Did get some pictures, though.

    1. Hey there, Russell:

      Had I known about it, I would have been photographing the Supermoon. It would have been an excellent night for it. I had completed a major photographic project for school in addition to school, then covered 900 km to pick-up my son from University.

      It’s good to read that you did get out and get some pictures.

      Take care,

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