It’s Amazing To See Where A Few Seconds Can Take You…
10 seconds: see the sparkling waters of Puget Sound. 20 seconds: Mt. Rainier becomes a huge snow cone. 30 seconds: skyscrapers appear like giant Legos. 41 seconds: you’re up saying “Ohhhhhhhh” on the O Deck. Get your pointing finger ready! Every degree of the O Deck’s 360-degree view commands your attention. Snow-capped Mt. Rainier to the south and the Cascade Mountains to the east, the majestic Olympics to the west.
The cute girl in the pink hat…Meet Susan from Boston, my roommate for the Chic Photography Retreat. You have to check out her cute new bracelets she is wearing. She had just bought all of them at the Pikes Market Center. For the curious minds, every bracelet has a different saying…Be The Change You Wish To Be…Believe…Carpe Noctem and Listen To Your Heart.
This view…just blew me away! Everything a person could want is lying right here in front of us. The mountains even had their perfect sprinkling of snow on the ridges. Seriously? So this just doesn’t exist in the movies?♥
Can you believed it all started on a place-mat?
In 1959, an unlikely artist inspired by the Stuttgart Tower in Germany was sketching his vision of a dominant central structure for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair on a place-mat in a coffee house. The artist was Edward E. Carlson, then president of Western International Hotels. His space-age image was to be the focus of the futuristic World’s Fair in Seattle, whose theme would be Century 21. Carlson penciled the shape that would become the internationally known symbol for Seattle, the Space Needle.
After we were all done drooling over the fabulous city of Seattle…Susan surprised me and had reserved a spot for lunch up in the Sky City Restaurant!
Can I tell you this was just a little piece of heaven? They created the perfect dining experience and you get to rotate 360 degrees to boot! We just had great girlfriend conversation, drinks and a delicious meal. It will be a time I will never forget.
Tip of the Day For Bloggers/Photographers:
Learn to change the active focus point on your camera!
I recommend using a single autofocus point rather than allowing the camera to choose several points.
Instead of using the center focus point and having to recompose…
Sit down for a minute with your camera manual and learn to change the focus point, then you will likely get a much larger percentage of your shots in focus.
This has changed my photography…give it a try.
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