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  • The Persimmon Images studio is closed.

    As of December, 2015, we are no longer accepting new clients for weddings or portraits except on a limited by-referral basis or for repeat clients. If you are a current client and have any questions or requests for us, please email us at love [at] persimmonimages [dot] com or call/text Kat at 206.354.2212.

    Thank you for your years of business, support, laughter, and love!

    - Kat & Justin

More for Shape Magazine | Seattle Space Needle Sports Portraits

Rose (my good friend and personal trainer) got a last-minute request from Shape Magazine on Friday for more photos with an iconic landmark. Of course, the deadline was Monday, so we had to set something up ASAP. This morning, Rose, Justin, and I headed out to Kerry Park at the Seattle Center to try for some images of Rose exercising in front of the Space Needle. Imagine our surprise when Easter Sunday dawned sunny after three miserable, rainy days and a forecast for more of the same. Now we’re back to doom and gloom, but these photos serve as a nice reminder that I can sometimes leave the house without getting wet.

Here’s one of my favorites from this morning… If I’d had more forewarning, time to plan, and a shoot budget, I would probably have rented a tilt-shift lens to compensate for the foreshortening, but I still love how this series came out.

Seattle is home to some serious athletes like Rose Wetzel, a trainer and Brooks-sponsored runner, seen here under the space needle as photographed for a Shape Magazine article on the 10 fittest US cities

[Camera settings: Canon 24-70mm L at 24 mm, shot at ISO 100, 1/400 of a second,  f8.0, EV -2/3,  with high-speed sync flash at +2 1/3 FEC. Flash hand-held by Justin ~4ft camera left, angled from above and diffused with Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible.]

Molly - Wow! I love the angle and I love how you capture the moment that seperates walking (one foot always on the ground) and running (both feet off the ground).

Kricia Morris - I LOVE you for posting your camera settings. Kudos to expanding knowledge and being willing to share your expertise! Absolutely beautiful shot.

MCH - I think this is a very strong photo. I already like the ones you showed us last week. But the whole composition I love. The grass and feet on the fore ground and so forth. He look is just right. This photo serves a purpose and I think you nailed it, in so many ways.

Regina Lynn - I agree with the other commenters- this is a great shot! Perfect for what it’s being used for.

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