A sunset and some light trails at Pike Place Market

Went to Pike Place Market with a friend to try out some long shutter shots. On arrival I was able to witness a beautiful sunset and capture it on memory card. The mission was to get the Seattle Great Wheel and traffic on the Alaskan Way Viaduct, a view of Seattle rarely seen in light trail photos as most people shoot traffic on I-90 and I-5 from José Rizal Bridge. This view will soon become extinct as the Alaskan Way Viaduct is scheduled to be torn down in 2019, replaced by a tunnel. Pike Place Market’s MarketFront addition was just completed this summer, allowing for this view of the combined features from above without trespassing. Because of this, thee are very few light trail photos from this perspective, making them unique, and after demolition, scarce. This is what drove out desire to get this done. A quick search on Google will reveal just how few truly creative photos have been taken from this vantage point. It’s because of this potential rarity I’ve decided to watermark the images.

All images were taken with a Fujifilm X-T20, 16-55mm ƒ/2.8 with B+W Kaesemann HTC circular polarizer. RAW data adjusted very lightly in Lightroom with Fujifilm Provia film simulation applied. Light trail photos feature shutter speeds varying between 8-30 seconds.

So, without further ado…

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