2020 has been a very odd year to say the least. Luckily the cycles of nature are still normal and I was able to give my brain a break and venture around Seattle to capture photos of all the fall colors. This year I tried to span out of the same old spots and find some new ones, which was a lot of fun. If you are looking for spots to view the fall colors in Seattle you can view a few in my Do206 Guide Here.
Every fall and winter when the fog rolls into Seattle I watch every webcam to make sure I don’t miss when the fog hits the right spot. 2018 was no different and I woke up before sunrise for nearly 7 days straight to make sure I didn’t miss anything. I ventured to Kerry Park, West Seattle and Capitol Hill to try and find that perfect vantage point. I think my favorite shot of this fall Pacific Northwest fog season was the singular Space Needle shot with the Olympics in the background. Hoping we will get some more foggy sunrises and sunsets before the year ends. Some of these photos edited into to timelapses-videos will debut in an upcoming documentary about the Space Needle as well. A few of my favorite photos below.
For years I have driven past Sam Smith Park in Seattle and never really explored it. Thanks to a random day off in the middle of the week I ventured to the park and it is now officially one of my favorite places for fall color photos and to just hangout. I also found a couple of small skate spots and cruised through the tunnel to the other side to view I-90.
I just so happened to be shooting some longboarding photos of Mervyn Victoria for Paris Trucks and I noticed other photographers setting up at Ella Bailey Park in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle. Naturally, I checked my phone and saw the moon was rising in about 15 minutes, so I grabbed the tripod, put on a 300mm and waited for the moon to rise. The Moon Rising Over Seattle Photos Let’s not forget the purpose of me going out to shoot that night though and take a look at my two favorite skate pics from the night below.
Fall in the Pacific Northwest is a thing of beauty. I spent quite a bit of time venturing around the greater Seattle area seeking out fiery foliage and fall colors. Below are just some of the images I captured around Seattle in fall 2017. I still have more to edit and will most likely be adding to this post in a couple days. Fall Colors Along Lake Washington A great place to capture some fall colors is around Lake Washington. The trees under I-90 and near Mount Baker Park are always beautiful to capture. Fall Colors Above I-90 Kubota Garden Fall Colors Kuboata Garden located in south Seattle offers changing colors, waterfalls and a relaxing walk through the Japanese style garden. Fall Colors & The Seattle Cityscape Fall Colors In West Seattle Fall colors in Ballard Fall Colors In Capitol Hill Fall Colors In Snoqualmie The Puppy Charlie And Fall Colors
In search of fall colors I decided to do some location scouting along I-90. I ventured to Snoqualmie and Franklin Falls to capture some photos and scope it out. I was not at the locations at the best time of the day and there was harsh lighting, but I had to capture a couple photos. I also ventured to Rockwood Farms to check the colors and Snoqualmie Falls to shoot a bit of video. A bunch of these photos and video were used on Do206.com for a Fall adventure guide you can see here. Naturally, I went skateboarding for a bit as well! Until next time!
Recently the Minnesota Vikings reached out to me via Instagram to capture photos of a Minnesota Vikings helmet around Seattle to hype up the Minnesota vs Seahawks preseason game. I love sports and Seattle, so naturally I said yes. Below are some of the photos I captured and you can see more and an interview HERE. I also had the opportunity to capture some photos of the field at the Seahawks VS Vikings preseason game. I sure did miss having a 400mm f2.8, but I made due with the Sigma 150-600mm. I also tried out my new Sony A6500, which did fairly decent.
Growing up at least once a summer my parents would take us to Cannon Beach, Oregon for a vacation. I have fond memories of skimboarding, riding bikes and running with dogs around the giant Haystack Rock. This spring for my mom’s 60th birthday we traveled down to Cannon Beach for a family gathering. Naturally, I captured some photos while we were there. We drove across the 4 mile Astoria–Megler on our way through Astoria and took a look at the houses featured in the movie Goonies from afar. We stayed at a spot just south of the Wayfair with a small patio that was a great place to put my Sector 9 longboard to use when the sun came out. Naturally, some family photos were captured and I created a gif to show that wonderful process. At this point for family photos I just compose, get the proper settings and focus point and let the built in intravalomter do the rest. My mom likes lots of photos, so it is really is the easiest route at this point. After family-photo fun time with the family and dogs I skimboarded up and down the beach. The Oregon beaches have really hard sand […]
2016 was an interesting one for me, but I managed to capture some pretty decent photos along the way. For my top 10 photos of 2016 I tried to pick photos that I liked that also were decently popular in my social feeds. 10. Seattle from Alki Beach I captured this photo from Alki Beach in West Seattle after a Seahawks game when you could barely see the giant 12 lit up in the Seattle skyline. 9. MoPop Reflection I spent a decent amount of time waiting for the monorail to pass by and get the timing right for a reflection in the MoPop Museum (formerly the EMP). It was worth it. After I got this photo my friend Blake helped me get the skate photo mentioned above. 8. Seattle Central Library The Seattle Central Library is one of my favorite places to wander in Seattle. The day before Valentines day my girlfriend Alyne and I wandered around the library and I captured this photo. 7. Spring at UW It was a dismal rainy morning, but I decided to go to the quad at UW to try and capture some of the spring color before the crowds appeared. For this […]
The Seattle Sounders beat Toronto in the MLS Cup Championship in a crazy game that ended in a shootout. I went to 5 games over the course of the year and one playoff game. At the beginning of the season I never would have imagined they would win the MLS Cup. After the Sounders won the city of Seattle celebrated. The Space Needle changed colors and became a Sounders blue and green. On Tuesday, Seattle had a parade to celebrate the victory. I covered the Seattle Sounders victory parade through downtown Seattle for Do206.com and you can see all the photos and video HERE and a few below. If you are interested in any of my photos for product use and/or licensing do not hesitate to contact me. I offer affordable prices and I am always interested in going out and capturing specific unique photos for custom work. Prints are available along with commercial licensing for all of my photos. You can purchase prints of my photos, cell phone cases, t-shirts, bags and even shower curtains on my FineArtAmerica account here: Fine Art America Prints Follow along on: Instagram Twitter Facebook Tumblr