mount baker seattle space needle

It took some detective work to get this shot.

First, Mount Baker is roughly 88 miles away from Seattle so you’ll need a very clear day for it to be visible in the city – which, in itself, is rare in the Pacific Northwest. On the flip side, the air tends to be very clean when it does clear up!

Second, you’ll have to be a location where you can line up the mountain with the Space Needle. I had to study the map of West Seattle then drive around the neighborhood along the coast and up the hills to see where it would all be visible.

Third, you need a very long lens to compress the mountain backdrop to the city skyline. I bought the Tamron 150-600mm just for this purpose.

Category Travel
Exposure f8, ISO 100
Camera Sony A7III
Lens Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
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Location West Seattle, Washington
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