Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Lincoln park, West Seattle

<Sunset, Lincoln park Seattle
Equipment: Canon 20D, Canon 24-70mm
Image details: 50mm, f/22, 25sec, ISO 100

Lincoln park is a beautiful 135 acre park located in west Seattle. The park has a beautiful pebble beach with sweeping views of the Olympic mountains. The park also overlooks the Washington State ferries Fauntleroy terminal. For more information about the history of the park refer to this website.

The park has two parking lots - north and south. The south parking lot is much smaller but it is a much shorter walk to the beach. The park is located on a headland, you start at the top and hike down to the beach. All along the trail down to the beach there are beautiful Madrona trees. Later in the evening when these trees are sidelit there are some wonderful photo opportunities.

A walking track runs along the length of the beach. The driftwood on the beach provide some fantastic photo opportunities. This park is very popular with joggers and dog walkers and is wonderful for people photography. The Vashon ferry is also in clear view from the beach and you can make some interesting compositions at sunset. As a bonus in spring the park has cherry blossoms which you can use to frame the ferry.

A circular polarizer will come in handy at this location. The best time to shoot at this location is in spring or summer. Look for a clear day when you can get a good sunset.

Directions to the park

Sunset, Lincoln park Seattle
Equipment: Canon 20D, Canon 24-70mm
Image details: 45mm, f/9.0, 1/30sec, ISO 100

Labels: Digital photography, Canon 20D, Canon 100-400L, Canon 24-70, B+W Circular polarizer

1 comment:

Genny Kothari said...

Great shots, I especially like the lighting in the second shot.

Did you use a flash for that shot, or is natural light?

I did a shoot there a few here a few months back - http://www.gennykothari.com/blog/2011/08/01/lincoln-park-with-sara/

It's a great spot and oddly - virtually unknown for Seattleites.

- Genny (http://www.gennykothari.com)