Friday, April 30, 2010

Skywatch Friday: City on a Hill


City on a Hill
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A stormy evening sun break on the downtown skyline. Sometimes it seems the spring rains make Seattle's skyline grow taller :-). Hope it is the start of a great weekend for you. To see skies all over the world today, check out Skywatch Friday.

29 comments:

Jilly said...

Oh Kim, what a fabulous shot. The detail is extraordinary against that marvellous sky.

Bibi said...

It DOES look like it's mushrooming up!

lewi14 said...

Amazing!

Louis la Vache said...

Really fabulous shot, Kim!

The title reminds «Louis» of a famous line in one of Ronald Reagan's speeches.

":-D

Shell Sherree said...

Lovely imagery of the skyline growing taller in the rain, Kim! Wishing you a great weekend, too.

Kim said...

Thanks for stopping by and for your very kind comments everyone!

@ Louis, I'm sure you mean the biblical text and not RR, right? :-).
-Kim

Greyscale Territory said...

Amazing variety of stylish tall buildings! Great urban panormama!

Kate said...

The photo is so PERFECT that it almost looks like a scale model!

brattcat said...

Such a fabulous shot and a wonderful suggestion that buildings grow toward the sunlight when we're not watching.

B SQUARED said...

I'm not sure I would even recognize Seattle anymore.

Chuck Pefley said...

Nice vantage point for a wonderfully symmetric view. Kinnear? That's one area I, for one reason or another, have not explored. Nice, Kim! Have a good weekend!

Kim said...

Thanks very much for dropping by and commenting everyone!

@ Chuck, I was in your backyard, actually. Surprised you didn't recognize it ;^).
-Kim

Halcyon said...

A wonderful shot. Did you take this from Gasworks Park?

I would have loved to spend more time there on my last visit but it was so cold!!

Tarun Mitra said...

even skyscrapers have their own beauty

Manang Kim said...

Wow that is beautiful! It does feel like a painting to me. Happy weekend!

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Kim said...

@ Halcyon: No, GWP is northeast of the skyline and much further away from downtown across Lake Union. This view is from the northwest looking diagonally across the Interbay area toward downtown. The Space Needle, had I pulled back to include it, would be to the left here.
-K.

noel said...

aloha,

beautiful skywatch today, i love all the details of this skyline.


thanks again for sharing this.

katney said...

The sweet light!

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent view of good 'old' Seattle. Love the downtown skyline. I was there and didn't see this.
Seattle was built on 7 hills--until the Denny regrade--or so they say. MB

Louis la Vache said...

Kim - re what «Louis» wrote re RR - actually both, because RR used the Biblical quote in one of his most remembered speeches.

Pour le 1er Mai, «Louis» vous donne un bouquet de Muguet.

Anonymous said...

Great shot! You had to do some trucking to find a spot where you could include both the Smith Tower and the (former) Marine Hospital. And the technique ain't half-bad either. well done!

Bryan said...

Wow, this should be made into a poster!

Hilda said...

I just love cityscapes and this is fantastic, Kim!

Don and Krise said...

I'm a little bit late commenting but yes, the weekend was good. I hope yours was too.
Great grouping of buildings here Kim.

Kim said...

Thanks again to all for your comments.
@ Anonymous, actually, I am at this spot quite frequently so no trucking. This is the second time I've featured a similar view from here.The first was titled Stacked Blocks. No technique involved, aside from tweaking the levels to lessen the blowout on the building next to Smith Tower, otherwise this is straight out of the camera. A reminder that signing one's name to comments is very much appreciated.
-Kim

Seattle Boy said...

Okay Kim, you've shamed me into using my name. So my anonimity is gone. I really like this shot. Much better than the Blocks shot from '08. Not so dark and shadowy. And, you moved in a bit and got rid of the point on the darthvader bldg, very distracting, and also that house or whatever it is on QA hill. The bldg. with the flag right behind the DV bldg. works really well to seal off the left side of the pic. Plus, that crane from 'o8 is gone. I think losing the mountains makes it work better too. The Smith Tower split thing is brilliant and it really works in this shot. Well done! Drinks for everyone are on me.

Janet said...

Great photo Kim. What a change from the skyline I knew in 1959-60.
Janet

heathashli said...

The buildings are arranged in a pyramid formation, very nice!

Benjamin. said...

No wonder they call it the Emerald City.