Space Needle sunset – film photography on a rooftop

Taken with a Nikon EM 35mm camera on Lomography Color Negative 400
Taken with a Nikon EM 35mm camera on Lomography Color Negative 400

I took this picture a couple of years ago from the roof of an apartment building on Broadway in Capitol Hill. It was a summer evening and we were hanging out with friends. I had my Nikon EM 35mm camera with me and wandered off to snap some photos from various vantage points of the roof while Cassidy talked with our friends. This is kind of a common occurrence. Anyways, hiding social anxiety with an artistic endeavor aside, I got a few good shots. This one in particular interests me because it softly and subtly showcases the Space Needle. One of my favorite things about Seattle, seeing the Space Needle makes me feel good and reminds me of how Cassidy and I pulled off moving to this wondrous place that we have called home for more than three years now.
Lately, the Space Needle has become harder and harder to see when we are out in the city. With so much development going on soon we won’t be able to see the needle unless we are standing right under it and that saddens me. As a Seattleite I feel that I should be able to see the Space Needle from anywhere in the city. But, with skyscraper after giant apartment building after new Amazon office space going up everywhere here that is getting harder and harder to do.
So, I like looking at this picture and seeing the Space Needle in all of its awesomeness towering above everything. It makes me happy. Maybe this next summer I should go back up to that rooftop and take a new picture, but I’m afraid the results would only sadden me.

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