Photographer: Chris Picard

Photo taken: Feb. 9, 2020, at Gas Works Park in Seattle

Photographer’s description: “The rain finally abated and the forecast for Sunday evening predicted calm weather. So I packed up my gear and headed down to Gas Works Park to get some shots of the city lights reflected on Lake Union. The weather report was accurate. This is one of the shots. It was taken from the eastern side of the park, rather than on top of Kite Hill. Shot with a Nikon D810 camera, Tamron 70-200 mm f/2.8 G2 lens at 13 seconds, f/13 and ISO 100 on a tripod using a two-second shutter activation delay.”

Critique: “Your efforts paid off! Gas Works Park has always provided an interesting view of the skyline, particularly as South Lake Union has grown taller, denser and more colorful. This is a really captivating photo. I love the impressionistic feel of the city lights reflected on Lake Union, made possible by the long exposure. Bravo!”

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