|Equipment: Canon 20D, Canon 100-400mm|
|Image details: 190 mm, f/6.3, 1/125 sec ISO 400|
Directions to Pier 62/63
The best time to shoot from this location is around sunset. The best colors are 5-10 minutes after sunset. However one thing to keep in mind is that becomes harder to use moving objects like ferries as foreground after sunset. I use the Canon 20D and the images tend to look a little grainy 400 ISO and up. To get around this problem I shoot a little bit before sunset. You sacrifice a little bit of color for a sharp foreground.
Pier 62/63 are not the only public piers here with waterfront views. I would recommend you to try out the different piers to see if there is a particular composition that you really like. I also shoot sometimes from the pier right next to the ferry terminal. Refer to this other post for more details - http://seattlephotoadventures.blogspot.com/2007/12/washington-state-ferries-in-winter.html