Seattle Needle

© Gordon McGregor

Seattle Needle

Uploaded: August 24, 2004


1/500s f7.1. I composed this to have the needle and the lamp post to balance each other out with the two circular shapes on the diagonal. I completed it by waiting on the elevator car to appear in the lower corner of the shot for a focal point, with the spiral of the lamp pointing back across at it.


Dorothy Neumann October 28, 2004

Love your composition on this Gordon! Great eye to see the complementary circles. Once again, a frequently photographed icon with a different twist! #182843

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