West Seattle scene: A night to reflect

Christopher Boffoli captured the beauty of downtown Seattle mirrored on the calm waters of Elliott Bay – maybe not for long, as rain is expected back soon.

20 Replies to "West Seattle scene: A night to reflect"

  • DownOnAlki February 26, 2010 (7:42 am)

    Beautiful. If I could have just two clicks of your talent for every 100 shots I make……

  • cathyw February 26, 2010 (9:25 am)

    Beautiful photo, Christopher!

  • Lola February 26, 2010 (9:30 am)

    Wow this is a keeper. I love it.

  • clark5080 February 26, 2010 (10:47 am)

    Great shot Christopher

  • d February 26, 2010 (10:54 am)

    So beautiful, Chris!

  • velo_nut February 26, 2010 (12:24 pm)


  • clark5080 February 26, 2010 (12:37 pm)

    No HDR on this one here is the data
    Camera Make: Canon
    Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Image Date: 2010:02:25 20:54:36
    Flash Used: No
    Focal Length: 85.0mm
    Exposure Time: 6.000 s
    Aperture: f/13.0
    ISO equiv: 1000

  • goodwork February 26, 2010 (12:56 pm)

    That is absolutely stunning like a crown with a tons of jewels!

  • cjboffoli February 26, 2010 (1:29 pm)

    Thanks everyone.
    Nice work clark5080. The EXIF data tells all. No HDR or any kind of manipulation. Just a tripod-mounted camera and the fact that Elliott Bay was as still as a mill pond last night.

  • clark5080 February 26, 2010 (2:01 pm)

    I like that spot also but you got way calmer water and better reflections

  • Keith February 26, 2010 (2:12 pm)

    Nice one, Christopher!

  • sam February 26, 2010 (2:52 pm)

    beautiful photo !!!
    did you know the water would be so calm when you set out to take the photo?

    saw photo was taken at 8pm.
    I wonder/ hope that the skyline was a little darker later. looking at that photo, just seems like there’s wasted electricity there somewhere.

  • Ms Evelyn February 26, 2010 (4:42 pm)

    Not to brag but WE do live in the prettiest city and this picture confirms it! Nice job to the photographer!!

  • miws February 26, 2010 (5:22 pm)

    Beautiful pic, Christopher!



  • oaula February 27, 2010 (4:05 am)

    Lovely….Love all the colors reflecting…Yes we have the prettiest city in America!

  • Michael February 27, 2010 (11:55 am)

    Gee, I didn’t realize that Elliott Bay tilted to the south like that.

  • d February 27, 2010 (7:40 pm)

    Chris –

    Thank you for sharing your art with us. I just put the shot on my laptop and it is glorious!

  • Michael February 27, 2010 (9:35 pm)

    Glorious is the Seattle skyline. Not knowing how to level your camera is amateurish. Just because one drives a fast car doesn’t mean they are an engineer.

  • d February 28, 2010 (12:58 am)

    It is a lovely shot.
    Get over it, Michael.

    • WSB February 28, 2010 (2:05 am)

      Irrelevant point anyway. While Christopher *is* a professional and we quite appreciate the work he’s done for WSB, both paid and pro bono, we publish photos not with any professional criteria – heaven knows your co-publishers are not particularly artistic and some days we put up a dozen or more pix of our own. We publish photos that are potentially interesting to some if not most WSB’ers, that are newsworthy, that tell or illustrate a West Seattle (in most cases) story. This ain’t the place for critiquing either photographic technique or writing style – lots and lots of sites out there where you can do that to your heart’s content.

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