The opportunity to photograph belly dancers brought me to Seattle the other day. This was quite an interesting exercise, once I edit the images I'm thinking I will have a few keepers.
The opportunity to photograph the city on a clear night with a large moon rising was irresistible.I completely mis read the Yahoo map of seattle, or else I don't understand the Navy Altitude/Azimuth charts, or some of each. I had not positioned myself properly to take advantage of the moonrise as I had hoped. Oh well. What I was able to do was photograph the city again from an area I've used before, the result is above. I am quite impressed with this camera's abilities yet again. I like this image very much. It's different, better somehow from the other images from the same place, film or digital.
Technically I had the camera on a tripod of course, but I had the meter set to center weighted. I reviewed the images with a loupe after shooting and could quickly see that they were overexposed, didn't think to try spot metering. This shot was at a -3 EV, I think it's just about right.
A few interesting notes. The dots in the sky are celestial objects, most are stars, the bright one in the middle of the sky is a planet. Not sure which planet, Venus perhaps. The streaks are airplanes taking off. I am looking south and there are 2 active airports there, Boeing Field on the right side of the image and SeaTac towards the middle. Aircraft flying north will usually turn just before reaching the city and I see there are 2 streaks from turning aircraft, the alternating green and red wing tip lights are visible. Above and a bit to the right of the red roof is a glimpse of Mount Rainier.