Through the Doughnut Hole

Through the Doughnut Hole: Panasonic GF-1, Panasonic 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6

Yes, another evening out with the family and another beautiful sunset.  Tonight we mosied over to Volunteer Park, you know…close to where Brandon and Bruce Lee are buried.  Anywho, I thought the light was going to be a dud, as the dark clouds were moving in very quickly.  However, I’ve learned from countless past mistakes, you just can’t tell.  Well, this was one of those evenings.  About 15 minutes after sunset, the sky lit up like a burning forest.  I was already positioned with my telephoto lens looking through the “doughnut” artwork prominently displayed in the park.  The opening nicely frames the Space Needle and the distant Olympics.  In the picture above, you can just catch a bit of the Olympics near the bottom of the Space Needle.  What a great evening this was!

Volunteer Park Sunset: Panasonic GF-1, Panasonic 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6

14 Comments
  • Ann & Dileep Bhandarkar
    September 3, 2010

    stunning!
    you summed it up nicely, it was a big surprise last night.
    Ann

    • Mahesh
      September 3, 2010

      Ann, thanks! Quite a show the light put on for us last night. Loved that shot Dileep sent me.

  • Nicole Goldsmith
    September 3, 2010

    I LOVE this one! Very cool.

    • Mahesh
      September 3, 2010

      Nicole, thanks! As you know, this is in your neck of the woods. With all that construction in front of your place, I thought I might not make it to Volunteer Park early enough.

  • Chris Budech
    September 3, 2010

    Hi Mahesh, You’re turning out the beautiful photos like Ichiro does hits! Been enjoying them. Chris

    • Mahesh
      September 3, 2010

      Chris, thanks! The weather has been just perfect here lately.

  • linda
    September 3, 2010

    I’m sending a link to your site to my mom (again) so she can see how stunning Seattle is…especially thru your eyes…and help convience her 86-yrs- old is not too old to come up here if there are scenes like this!

  • linda
    September 3, 2010

    I’ve sent the link to your photography to my mom
    (again) to show her what stunning scenes there are here in Seattle…especially through your eyes! 86-yrs-old is not too old to come up here with visions like this! Thanks.

    • Mahesh
      September 3, 2010

      Linda, glad to hear it. I hope you can convince your mom to visit. You already know all the great places to visit.

  • sm
    September 3, 2010

    great photos! I stumbled on to your blog a week back on a friends recommendation and have been blown away..btw I am a radiologist too and have recently got interested in photography. Its pretty inspiring to see your photographs..

    • Mahesh
      September 3, 2010

      Thanks, SM! I’m happy you stumbled on to my site. I find radiology and photography go hand in hand. Maybe I’ll see you around town doing a little shooting.

  • Kalpana
    September 3, 2010

    Beautiful as always Mahesh! Thanks for sharing.

    • Mahesh
      September 3, 2010

      Kalpana, thanks for commenting! I hope things are going well for you. Are you doing any photography lately yourself?

  • sm
    September 6, 2010

    hi Mahesh, I wish I could shoot images with you in Seattle. I am in Charlottesville, on the east coast. Btw, amazed by the results from GF 1. Is there a special set up you use for filters on the GF 1 for your landscape and falls pictures? thx

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