Night photos of Seattle from the Space Needle

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax


Seattle's space needle at night

Seattle's space needle at night

Seattle's space needle at night

Seattle's space needle at night

Seattle's space needle at night

Seattle's space needle at night

Our adventure to the Seattle area is over :-(  What a great place to visit and I would live there in a heartbeat, rain or no rain.

 As far as taking better photos is concerned, I would ship a better tripod and use a remote control shutter button, especially for night shots. I bought a cheap light weight travel tripod that swayed in the wind and moved when I depressed the shutter button.

I lost my remote shutter release somewhere and should have bought another. If you are beginning your journey to better photography land as I am, crystal clear night photos demand a sturdy tripod and a remote shutter control since the shutter must remain open a LONG time without any movement in order to let in enough light to make a photo. I propped the camera up on various things as a substitute for a tripod and did OK but not as good as I would like.

Here is information about the Seattles space needle from the wikipedia:

"The Space Needle is a tower in Seattle, Washington and is a major landmark of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and a symbol of Seattle. Located at the Seattle Center, it was built for the 1962 World's Fair, during which time nearly 20,000 people a day used the elevators, with over 2.3 million visitors in all for the World Fair. The Space Needle is 605 feet (184 m) high at its highest point and 138 feet (42 m) wide at its widest point and weighs 9,550 tons. When it was completed it was the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River.[5] It is built to withstand winds of up to 200 miles per hour (89 m/s) and earthquakes of up to 9.1 magnitude,[6] which would protect the structure against an earthquake as powerful as the 1700 Cascadia earthquake. The tower also has 25 lightning rods on its roof to prevent lightning damage.

The Space Needle features an observation deck at 520 feet (160 m), and a gift shop with the rotating SkyCity restaurant at 500 feet (150 m).[5] From the top of the Needle, one can see not only the Downtown Seattle skyline, but also the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, Elliott Bay and surrounding islands. Photographs of the Seattle skyline often show the Space Needle in a prominent position, even appearing to tower above the rest of the city's skyscrapers, as well as Mount Rainier in the background. This occurs because the tower, which is equivalent in height to a 60-story building, stands more than a kilometer northwest of most downtown skyscrapers.

Visitors can reach the top of the Space Needle via elevators that travel at 10 miles per hour (4.5 m/s). The trip takes 43 seconds, and some tourists wait in hour-long lines in order to ascend to the top of the tower. On windy days, the elevators are slowed down to a speed of 5 miles per hour (2.2 m/s). The Space Needle was designated a historic landmark on April 19, 1999 by the City's Landmarks Preservation Board.[5][7]

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Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Steve,  Just reading an article about night photography !  Beautiful pics ! 

Sep 01, 2011 07:40 AM #1
Sarasota & Manatee Counties FL
SaraMana Properties - - Bradenton, FL - Listings In Paradise

Very nice photos Steve! Thank you for sharing them with us!

Sep 01, 2011 09:26 AM #2
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Steve, those photos are pretty good no matter hoe tou look at it....I've wanted to go to seattle for a long time.

Sep 01, 2011 10:25 AM #3
Steve and Jan Bachman
RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax - Herndon, VA
Realtors - Northern Virginia

Thanks Bill, night photos have been a real challenge for me but I think they often look more interesting than day shots. I started shooting night time exteriors photos for listings now as well.

Thanks John it was fun making them

Nick Seattle is awesome. Granted we had perfect weather sunny and 72, which I understand is not the norm but what a beautiful and unique place kind of like a smaller San Francisco.


Sep 01, 2011 11:47 AM #4
Maggie McFarland
RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland - Pearland, TX
Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas

Hi Steve & Jan! Beautiful Pictures! Love the way Seattle looks at night!

Sep 01, 2011 12:10 PM #5
Ted Tyrrell
RE/MAXCamosun (Chatterton) - Victoria, BC
Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria

Steve, Seattle is truly a remarkable place. Because Victoria has ferry service to Seattle and we live so close, we make semi-regular trips there. Nice shopping on the piers, too! You don't really need a car in Seattle if you are a short stay visitor.

Sep 01, 2011 03:00 PM #6
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Steve...some really great photo's. I bet they don't do it justice.

Sep 01, 2011 03:27 PM #7
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Steve, Flimsy Tripod or not, those are some great photos!  Seattle is another place that is on my bucket list!

Sep 01, 2011 05:41 PM #8
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