Welp. It’s that time of the year again where everyone picks their favorite something of the year and puts it into a click bate top 10 list. That is exactly what I am doing here! Here are my top 10 favorite photos I captured last year around Seattle. I can’t see these are my top 10 best photos of the year just my top 10 favorite photos.
Lopez Island Sunrise
We had to catch an early morning ferry to Anacortes from Lopez Island and we got to the ferry landing early to watch the sunrise. It was worth it. Here’s a photo of my girlfriend Alyne and dog Charlie enjoying the sunrise in the San Juan Islands.
12th Man City
The night before the Super Bowl I ventured over to West Seattle to capture this photo. There was so much stoke and hope in the city that weekend this photo brings back fond memories of how most people felt before that Super Bowl. Let’s not talk about what happened though…
Double Helix Bridge at Sunrise
This is one of two self portraits I captured this year that are in my top 10. It’s not because I like seeing photos of myself it’s just the fact I was able to pull the concept off without having to hire a model or get one of the team riders to do it. This photo was for a DB Longboards Catalog featuring their new Mini Cruiser. The location for this photo is the Helix Bridge in Seattle, which I have always wanted to shoot on.
I used a 10.5mm fisheye on the ground with the intravalometer running to capture this photo. The most difficult part was timing my push right in front of the sun to get the sun flare. Pretty excited I pulled it off.
Sunset Over the Space Needle
I spent a lot of time tracking the sunsets through Seattle this year to capture photos right when the sun is passing by the Space Needle. I have quite a few different versions of the sun aligning with the Space Needle, but this one was by far my favorite.
Skimboarding with Charlie
The second “selfie” that made my top 10 list and this one was more difficult than the previous one due to my dog being involved. This one in particular was difficult due to me having to get my dog in frame without blocking me while also trying to have some sort of style while I was skimboarding (that was probably the hardest part actually). This one worked out and this was the most popular Instagram post to date for DB Skimboards. You can checkout my top 10 skimboarding photos of the year by clicking here.
The Seattle Great Wheel
This photo of the Seattle Great Wheel and the Seattle cityscape would be nothing without the reflection provided by the Great Puddle on the pier. I will forever love this view of Seattle waterfront and out of all the versions of this photo I captured last year this one was my favorite.
Beacon Hill Long Exposure
When I moved to Seattle this is one of the iconic photos I had to capture and that I did about about 20 times last year. Out of all the snaps from this famous bridge this one was my favorite.
The Blue Moon Rising Over Seattle
This photo of the Blue Moon made my purchase of a 2x teleconverter completely worth it. I captured the Blue Moon rising over Seattle from my roof and immediately ran down to my apartment and posted it online. Thanks to the timeliness of the post it made the rounds on social media for a few days.
Mount Rainier Skateboarding
This photo went kinda viral throughout the year 2015. SkateSlate Magazine posted it on their Instagram, Zumiez also posted it on their Instagram and a bunch of other random Instagram accounts somewhat related to board sports post it too. I spent hours roaming around Google Street View looking for new skate spots with some nice scenery in the background and I found a photo of this hill and it was about an hour away from the DB Longboards Shop. Nick DiVona and I ventured out to the spot and snagged a few photos and that was it. It was well worth it. You can view my top 10 longboarding photos of the year, by clicking here also.
Foggy Space Needle Sunset
A year has almost passed and I think I can finally say that this is a somewhat famous photo of Seattle. Seahawks coach Peter Carroll and player Richard Sherman have shared it online, it was featured on Good Morning America and I have found at least 10 companies selling products with this image on it (invoices sent). This photo was a product of shooting all the time, tracking weather patterns and driving home as quickly as possible from work to capture it. I still feel very honored to be the person to have captured this photo and show the world how beautiful the Seattle and the Pacific Northwest is.
And that is my top 10 photos of 2015. I am very excited for what 2016 has to bring!
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