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2011 New Year's Sunrise over Seattle
Lens: DA 35 Macro Limited Camera: K-5 Photo Location: Kerry Park, Seattle ISO: 80 Shutter Speed: 1/15s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: Cannikin, 05-05-2011, 10:55 PM

First sunrise of the year. Only 4 months late, I decided to sort through my photos and post this...

I battled the freezing cold and exhaustion (I was up shooting the fireworks just a few hours earlier), but it was oh so worth it. The colors (virtually untouched here) and lighting at sunrise really are so much better than at sunset at this classic Kerry Park view. And as a bonus, there were only 4 other photographers there, as opposed to the 100+ you have to fight through for a typical sunset.

By the way, I should note that as originally shot, the city was almost totally black. It's incredible how much you can boost the shadows with the K-5 and still get an essentially noise free picture. Also, anyone who thinks the DA 35 macro limited can't do landscapes is out of their mind.

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05-05-2011, 11:10 PM   #2
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Great shot of the city that we often get lost in. The wait was worth it, thanks for sharing. Bob
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Nice! That's such a great view of the city with The Mountain (yes I grew up here ) as backdrop, and the colors are just gorgeous.

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I love Seattle. I was stationed at Fort Lewis for 3 years. Can't wait to get back! Thanks for sharing.

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Great shot, wingman! I live in Seattle too and have many, many shots from Kerry Park. This one is a beaut!

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