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Seattle Skyline

By Will Austin

Will Austin’s award-winning photography has taken him around the world. Although he regularly does editorial work, Will specializes in documenting cutting-edge architecture and industrial workplaces. He lives in the Seattle area with his wife and son, but hails from Colorado cowboy country.

August 29, 2010

I ran over to West Seattle the other evening around sunset to see where the full moon would pop up.  The moon was rising just south of due east, but if you look due east from the northern tip of West Seattle you will face the stadiums south of downtown.  So the moon came up over Beacon Hill, rather than over downtown which is actually northeast of West Seattle.  Confused yet?  Here it is rising over Beacon Hill/Harbor Island.  Notice the man on the left side of the dock holding his child, he has a camera on a tripod too!

Not satisfied, I did a little photo trickery and put the moon between some buildings downtown.  This is NOT photoshop, rather a double exposure done in camera.

I stayed and got a few more nice shots of people out having fun on a rare warm Summer night in Seattle.

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  1. Lisette

    Gorgeous images as usual Will!

  2. Sven

    Awesome shots! I love the moon peaking in between the buildings downtown. Anytime I take friends from out of town to that view of the city they usually crap their pants.