Saturday, January 24, 2009

Myrtle Edwards park

Elliot bay, Puget sound

Equipment: Canon 20D, Canon 100-400mm,
Image details: 300mm, f/8.0, 1/125sec, ISO 100

Myrtle Edwards park on the Seattle waterfront is a great place for both people and landscape photography. The park is located adjacent to the Olympic Sculpture park. For more information about photographic opportunities at the Olympic Sculpture park refer to this post.

Myrtle Edwards has a mile long bike and pedestrian path with stunning views of the sound. The park is a great location both in summer and winter. In summer you are treated to beautiful crimson sunsets over Elliot bay. However my favorite is winter - especially the sunny days. Seattle rarely has sunny days in winter, but when it does boy is it beautiful! You get amazing views of the snow capped Olympic Mountains in golden light. You can use the boats in Elliot bay or the Elliot bay marina to make your compositions. Sunrise might not be the best time for the my experience the best light around 9 to 10 AM in winter.

The park is also very popular with joggers and dog walkers. So if your a people photographer you will love this place. There are a few small pebble beaches along the trail. Sunset might be interesting along these beaches. You can get to the Amgen "Helix" bridge from the park. The bridge is very interesting at twilight if your into architecture photography.

Check out the the official website of park for more detailed information.


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