Streets of Seattle

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Seattle is a beautiful city. Did I say that already? Because I just got back from Chicago and I still think Seattle’s beautiful. Walking around the streets, there’s a ton of cool buildings that line each side of the major streets.

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I’m a bit upset about the above photo because there was something on my lens that I didn’t see when I took the photo. It made part of that building blurry… tried to cover it up on photoshop but didn’t really work out.

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One cool thing I found was that there’s a walkway between Macy’s and its parking garage that looms over a major street. After my Ride the Ducks tour, I made my way up to that walkway and took some photos of the street below.

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It was difficult because there were metal wires lining the windows in a checkered pattern to reinforce the glass and preventing anybody from breaking it and jumping off. I found a way around it though – using my 25mm f/1.4 lens at maximum aperture and as close as possible to the glass, the wires are blurred out enough to have almost no effect on the final image.

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From the roof of the parking garage, you also get some pretty good views of neighboring buildings and streets. I love the architecture in Seattle.

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While Seattle’s infamous for its rain, I was lucky enough to have visited when the weather was beautiful. Just check out the beautiful blue skies reflected in the building above.

I think I covered Pike’s Place market inadvertently in the Weekly Photo Challenge so no need to repost that… I may do another post about Kerry Park but probably not.

I may be ready to post about Colorado now… if only I can finish processing the photos…

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