Storm at Gas Works Park

Sunset Storm Over Seattle: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 17-40mm f/4L

Please click on the images to see larger versions. It is often said the best time to capture dramatic light is when a storm is approaching or abating.  Keeping that important principle in mind, I headed out to Gas Works Park.  There was wind, rain, rainbows, colorful clouds…basically, there was a lot of drama.  My favorite spot at Gas Works Park is on top of the grassy mound where a beautifully intricate sundial is located.  After a rainy day, the sundial is frequently surrounded by shallow water, perfect for reflections.  This time I was even lucky enough to encounter a friendly kite flyer.  It was a cold, wet evening, but totally worth it!  I hope you agree.

Gas Works Color: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 17-40mm f/4L

Somewhere Under the Rainbow: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 17-40mm f/4L

11 Comments
  • Karen
    March 2, 2011

    Wow how beautiful. And a rainbow even!!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful gifts. : )

  • Nicole
    March 2, 2011

    My fav is the sunset over Seattle one! They’re all awesome shots- beautiful…

  • Conrad
    March 2, 2011

    Wow! Very cool!

  • Kalpana
    March 2, 2011

    Hey Mahesh, what beautiful pictures. I love the rainbow and kite combination. The sundial is gorgeous!

  • Sally Allison
    March 2, 2011

    You have an incredible ability to capture moments and views that will never happen again! Love them! Thank you!

  • Bev
    March 3, 2011

    You did a beautiful job with color and light. You are right to leave the birds to someone else.

  • Rachael
    March 3, 2011

    ooooooo love the second one so much!

  • Chris Budech
    March 3, 2011

    cool, like a medallion hanging from the neck of the city—did you need tripod in the wind? Chris

  • Mahesh
    March 3, 2011

    Thanks, everyone! What a great description, Chris…does kinda look like a medallion hanging from the city’s neck, doesn’t it!? Yes, definitely needed a steady tripod for the low light, high winds, and relatively small lens aperture (to obtain maximum depth of field).

  • Elisa
    March 3, 2011

    WOW, these are epic.

  • Kris
    March 3, 2011

    Wow, Mahesh you really have a talent I love the sunset over Seattle

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