Prior to my recent trip to Seattle I did some research about best spots to get city shots. The most iconic photos are taken either from Kerry Park or from Dr. Jose Rizal Park. While in Seattle I went to both places, twice, to take some photos. Each time they were packed with photographers with their tripods, shooting it away. I think I got a few good shots of the city from those spots as well (coming sometime soon).
One evening I decided to go to the harbor and take some sunset photos. Didn’t see a single photographer with a tripod, just many tourists with their cameras happy snapping away, but none of the serious looking ones from the hills. And for the most part they are right, there are not that many “city” shots from the harbor, unless you are looking for one and mother nature cooperates with you, just like in today’s photo. We had a few rainy days, producing all those water puddles, following with beautiful sunny and clear days. Perfect for reflections. Up to date this is my favorite photo of Seattle. I hope you enjoy it too!
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Spectacular, as always.
One other most incredible views of Seattle I’ve ever seen.
Nice work, Dmitrii
Remarkable picture! Just perfect!
great shot, love it!
Fantastic shot! Very, very beautiful.
This is amazing… I really struggle with night HDRs, so I have a deep appreciation for them 🙂
thanks, this one was taken right after sunset but the skies were still failry light, so it is not trully a night, but I hear what you are saying, I have the same problem with many night shots. Photomatix brings all kind of noise into the dark parts and it is very hard to balance it with the rest of the image.
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I think this is very good work!
Thanks Victor, much appreciated! You have some amazing under water photography, wow wow wow! pretty awesome!
that´s some awesome reflections right there
What a great shot! I love photos like this, and although not a professional photographer myself, have taken a few reflective shots. This one is absolutely gorgeous with the colors and lights and complexity. Thank you so much for sharing your work.
Hi, just for the record I’m not a professional photographer either. I have a pretty cool day job that has nothing to do with photography. This is a hobby to express my inner artistic desires.
You could have fooled me with your photograph. It turned out great. Give yourself a pat on the back (from me).
This is WAAAAAY cool! I love it!
All I can say is: WOW…
Dmitrii, Wonderful shot! And, since you didn’t go where “everyone” goes, yours is unique 🙂 It is so nice when nature turns on her charm and her lights, isn’t it? Especially when you are ready to record it! I love your photos! ~Kyle
I’m sure there are similar shots, but I think you are right! 😉
This is an amazing shot! you’ve been really posting some awesome pics 🙂
Brilliant photo of a fantastic city
Thanks for the inspiration to do something similar 🙂
Wow! This is an amazing photo!
I just love photos with a reflection in it and this is one of the most beautiful I ever saw!
wonderful photo. Well done. Your an inspiration.
A beautiful photo. 🙂
This photo is surreal! One of the best ever 🙂
I love it. I live Northeast of Seattle and while I haven’t gone looking for the perfect shot yet I appreciate your blog post so that I know to stay away from the ‘hot spots’. Thanks for sharing!
Oh no, I didn’t say that you need to stay away from the ‘hot spots’, not at all. The views of the city are gorgeous from those spots. Make sure to go and see it. But because they are so popular you’ll see half a dozen or more other guys/gals with tripods taking photos of the city, especially during sunrise and sunset times.
That is awesome! I started my honeymoon in Seattle. Love it. Great shot!
nice work on the reflection!
Love the clarity
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Seattle’s already my favorite city in the world… And this pic is just great!!
Thanks for the like
What a stunning shot. Fantastic.
Beautiful photo of a beautiful city!
This is absolutely amazing and what a fantastic moment for you to capture. Incredibly beautiful!
Thank you all! Your comments are much appreciated!
I think I see the same Seattle skyline shot in every photo blog and forum, so thanks for something different.
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Absolutely breathtaking! We’re thinking of moving to Seattle at some point in the near future – this makes me want to go more! : )
I’m a country girl, but I would live here! WOW, beautiful picture!
what are some good places to see while in seattle? I’m going in march
My Gosh, this is gorgeous. I see you’ve managed to affect a lot of people, myself included. Congrats!
Wow, amazing shot!
Another great shot Dmitri…
Oh and thanks for the like on my blog as well..
All the best wishes
Dimitrii you are a great photographer! I will try your tutorial on HDR. Thanks for liking my post on Port Elizabeth.
Absolutely gorgeous! No doubt you’re proud of this one – good work!
Amazing shot, glad the puddle worked out for you!
Wow. This is incredible; great composition and brilliant execution on the processing.
Wow…..seriously, incredible work. It actually looks as though the city was built for this very shot. Your work never ceases to amaze me. And I see why this is your favorite photo of Seattle, it’s mine as well now.
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Love the reflection – great shot!
Seattle is such a wonderful place to live – I’m so glad the weather cooperated with you and you got such a nice shot of the city… 🙂
That’s Seattle for sure.
That is simply spectacular!
Thanks for your “like” of my landscape 😉 – I must say, that I am impressed by your photos! This is a brilliant image, the colors and reflections are perfect and stunning…
Beautiful! I’m a huge fan of reflections and this is so crystal clear! I’m also interested in reading your how to’s.
Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂
WOW!!! This photo is awesome
That’s a brilliant shot. It almost looks unreal, it’s so perfect.
I like taking reflection, but, this shot is stunning !!! Great capture. Thanks for sharing.
Wow – I love this shot! Lived in Seattle for years and have seen a lot of photos of the city, but have never seen a photo from this perspective before. Well done!
I won’t say lovely photo, rather beautiful ART! Coming from a former Seattle-ite (and now living in Alaska) you’ve made magic out of an urban landscape.
Fantastic lighting and color!
You really nailed that one, Dmitrii!
Wow!!!! It looks like a jewel.
What a wicked shot! Thanks for liking one of my posts so I coud see your work. Love it.
This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it 🙂
This is lovely! I will have to look for more water puddles!
Perfect reflection! The HDR rendering is top notch! I am still struggling my way through HDR and your images do really inspired me do work hard!
What a fantastic shot of Seattle. Thank you Dmitrii for such a view of my home 🙂
Gorgeous — the reflection playing off of the actual makes this photo sing.
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Really nice HDR. Not overdone. The light was just right.
Very nicely (and cleverly) done….
I live near Seattle and I must say this is most unique and impressive shot of Seattle I’ve ever seen!
Thanks Dmitrii and back at ya !!!
Fabulous Work. Compliments!!!
You sure get around some nice places! Nothing like this where I live (Chorley, UK)!
Beautiful photographic work with the lighting just right catching the dusk just as building lights come on. The reflection doubles the beauty.
Like is not good enough. I need an amazing button! What a fantastic picture.
Great shot! I have a similar one, though the puddle in mine is considerably smaller. We got a kick out this little “park” when we found it!
Over the last ten years I’ve been there a few times before, but never seen or paid attention to the paddles and reflections. I think I’m getting a better eye for these things, at least I hope I do…hehe
Stunning perspective on Seattle. Thanks for bringing your work to my attention! So beautiful.
Wow! That is really beautiful. 🙂
thank you, thank you !
Wonderful shot! And perfect timing as I will be there in just a couple of weeks!
Thanks for sharing it!
Brilliant! The reflections against the still water made that shot!! Whoa!
Spectacular! And also inspiring. Thanks for posting it.
Wow, that is stunning! Seattle is one of my favorite cities, so many beautiful views. This one is amazing! Thank you for sharing. ~ Sheila
Marvelous. A Well Planned and Perfectly Executed Shot.
Simply WOW!! Really Amazing Shot…the reflection and the angle the shot’s taken at are really superb.
breath-taking shot! Absolutely gorgeous. (and thanks for stopping by)
Cool shot! Wonderful reflection…
You are right, it is a great shot. Al those pros must be kickin’ themselves for not hanging around to get this view.
ooohhhh sweeet! love the blues!!!
This photograph is absolutely amazing!
One of your best I’ve seen!
OMG! This is so great! It looked computer-generated at first but, wow! Not only does a magnificent view exist, but you’ve captured it well too! Great job man! I wish I had your talents!
Amazing reflection! Beautiful shot!!
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Amazing site, what a remarkable photo. I notice you have photos on Turkey. I leave for a trip there end of May
I really like how the light is cast off the reflection of this one……….
WOW! AMAZING PHOTO!
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Thanks for the Like on my blog, and holy amazing photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Very well done.
I am new to your blog but like it immensely. I can see why this is your fave Seattle shot to date! Glad you like “In search of unusual destinations”, by the way. All good wishes, Phil.
WOW! What a Beautiful Shot!
wow, very beautiful!
Pretty keen, love it!
I’ll join the ranks of others that exclaimed “WOW”.
This picture is breathtaking!
Wow, amazing shot. The lake almost looks glass-like, so clear, so calm and the detail:-)
Thanks for stopping by … yes… That’s my city ! great shot
To repeat … a stunning photo!
Wow wow wow — -this took my breath away!
Just like a mirror… great shot!
Hi, thanks for reading my blog on Panama City. Looking forward to reading yours. Love the photo of Seattle.
Hey, Beautiful photo…
Love, love, love your work! Absolutely gorgeous. You have a great eye for light, perspective, angles.
Amazing shot! You do great work.
Wow! Spectacular shot. I love reflections photos. Thanks for dropping by my blog – which led me to see your photos. I’ll look forward to seeing more. Coral
One word – Fantastic!
All I am going to say is “ditto” to the above comments! 🙂
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Stunning photograph! My hat is doffed!
Beautiful, maybe I’ll be shooting aswellas this someday.
Photo is incroyable! Thanks for checking out one of my blog posts back in April. Obviously my blog photos were mediocre, taken from free web sites. Since I used a $20 Brownie on my 1961 trip mine are generally unexciting; however a few were quite good for an amateur. But yours – that’s another story. And you say its a hobby. Good job.