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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
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Space Needle view of Downtown Seattle, Elliott Bay & Mount Rainier

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@michaelmatti
Capture the city lights, Elliott Bay and Mount Rainier from high above the Seattle skyline. As the sun sets, you can watch the hustle and bustle of the nightlife come alive below, with a view of Washington's highest mountain far off in the distance.

Plan

Overview

Skill level

Easy
Accessbility
Public Location

Hours

The hours of the Space Needle vary throughout the year so check the website (https://www.spaceneedle.com/plan-your-visit) for the accessibility.

Fee

$32.50-$37.50, depending on time of day. Discounts offered for children and seniors.

Pack

  • Wide angle lens (30mm)
  • Polarizing filter
  • Telephoto lens (optional)
  • Tripod (optional)

How to get there

N47° 37' 13.4688"W122° 20' 56.9976"
This image of downtown Seattle, Elliott Bay and Mount Rainier was taken from the observation deck of the Space Needle.
To get here, simply find street parking near the Space Needle and then make your way to the base of the needle. I usually have the best luck finding street parking to the east and southeast of the Space Needle.
After you've parked and bought your ticket on the ground floor, you can head up the elevator and you're there! For this specific shot, I stood facing south.
Address:
Space Needle, 400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109

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