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    New Years at the Needle.

    So I headed out 2hrs early only to find thousands of people already swarmed on the spots I had in mind. So I headed to the other side of the hill and yes more people. I found a spot to park some 6-7 blocks away and made my way down the hill to find a small spot between some trees. Did the best I could with a nearly doomed situation. Hope you enjoy my first images of 2012!

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    Re: New Years at the Needle.

    Nice!

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    Re: New Years at the Needle.

    Hi Paul,
    Happy New Year to you.
    Certainly not a 'doomed situation' pictures No. 2, 4 & 5 are IMO fabulous.
    Well done, a great start to 2012.

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    Re: New Years at the Needle.

    A super set of images. A personal favourite? This one.
    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
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    I love the movement and energy.

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    Re: New Years at the Needle.

    Thanks guys, the "doomed situation" actually worked in my favor. As my regular areas where over run, I scurried to find this spot....which happened to be up-wind. Everyone filling the go-to spots were shooting through the haze of smoke.

    Donald, I am with you....that is one of my favorites as well and for the same reason.
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    Re: New Years at the Needle.

    Very nice.

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    Re: New Years at the Needle.

    I like #2 best, Paul. I've taken and seen a lot of fireworks photos over the years, but the composition in this one with the Seattle Needle Tower in the midst of the pyrotechnics display is one of the best ever! Well done, Paul.

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    Re: New Years at the Needle.

    Paul, I agree with Frank, #2 is the best for me also. I like the color and the sharpness of it.

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    Re: New Years at the Needle.

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    A super set of images. A personal favourite? This one.

    I love the movement and energy.
    I agree with Donald about your set and my favorite of the set.

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    Re: New Years at the Needle.

    Thanks everyone! Back to bed for me, hope you all had a great New Years!

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    Re: New Years at the Needle.

    Happy New Year Paul! Outstanding photos. Wish I could have been there.

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    Re: New Years at the Needle.

    Great series Paul,

    No.2 for me as well.

    Cheers,

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    Re: New Years at the Needle.

    I think those are the best fireworks shots I've seen. Terrific way to start the year

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    Re: New Years at the Needle.

    I think a WOW is in order here. Excellent shots

    Wendy

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    Re: New Years at the Needle.

    Very impressive Paul...

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    Re: New Years at the Needle.

    I really like your set of images... IMO, too many fireworks images show only the fireworks against the sky. These images including the needle are great!

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    Re: New Years at the Needle.

    Thank you for all the comments guys. I had a good time trying to time things and not miss out on the next round, while trying to vary my exposure times to catch some movement and capture some more static. Happy they are so well received. The whole deal lasted only 8min and I came away with about 40 shots of which I really like at least 10.
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    Re: New Years at the Needle.

    Happy New Year Paul, way to bring in the new year!!

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    Re: New Years at the Needle.

    Thanks James.

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    Great images Paul, those are beautiful. I don't get to even watch the news and see Seattle's fireworks. All we get is some prerecorded stuff from the east coast.

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