seattle by rooftop

Went up to the rooftop of my condo for location scouting as I prepare to photograph the upcoming lunar eclipse (it’ll already have happened by the time this is posted).

I’ve considered shooting from Harborview and PacMed but both locations have trees that may obstruct the view. It’s my hope that the top of my building will be high enough to get a clear view 20 degrees above the western horizon.

My intent is to have recognizable foreground elements so I can compress the depth to make the moon look huge. From atop my condo, the moon should traverse north as it sets, putting it near the King St. Station clock tower and Smith Tower before it falls below the horizon. Both would make stunning foreground elements and the 50-140mm lens with 2x teleconverter’s ~420mm equivalent field of view should compress the perspective nicely for a dramatic result.

But since I was up there with my gear, I figured I’d snap off a few pics since it was blue hour.

All taken with Fujifilm X-T2. First one with 10-24mm ƒ/4, the others with 16-55mm ƒ/2.8 and a circular polarizer.

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