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Originally published February 20, 2013 at 4:11 PM | Page modified February 21, 2013 at 11:28 AM

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Eagle eye on the Needle

Seattle Times reader Julie Takasugi’s photo of the fog-shrouded Space Needle as seen from a plane.

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Julie Takasugi, Mercer Island

Photo taken: Feb. 10, from a commercial plane over Seattle

Photographer's description: “With heavy fog over some areas of Seattle, the Space Needle peeked out above the fog. Taken with a Canon S100.”

Expert says: “The low-lying clouds clean up what would otherwise be a busy frame and make it so our eye immediately goes to the Space Needle. This angle on the Needle isn’t seen on a regular basis, allowing the image to be even more unusual. In any photography, try getting low on your shots or getting a step ladder to shoot from above — it’ll make your photos different and add an intricate element. Tip: I’d crop a tiny bit from the top and some from the bottom of this image, keeping the Needle to the Rule of Thirds.”

-- Katie Greene, Seattle Times photo staff

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