Photographer: Frank Melchior, Edmonds
Photo taken: June 24, Seattle waterfront
"This is the fountain by the aquarium. I wanted the Great Wheel in the background, spinning with lights on, but it wasn't open yet. 10-second exposure with a Nikon D300 and 17-50 F/2.8 lens on a tripod."
Expert says: "Composition is good, and use of a tripod with long exposure gives the photo warmth and lovely colors. Blurred fountain spray allows the bright blue sky and the wheel to stand out more. I would love to see a person in this photo. Perhaps try again now that the wheel is operating."
— Courtney Riffkin, Seattle Times photo staff