Earlier this year, members of the Wright family, with ties to the Space Needle’s construction, applied a finish of Galaxy Gold paint to the top of the Needle, commemorating its original color. Now, Galaxy Gold is turning to evergreen, a new Needle design voted on by Seattleites. A circular tree pattern by Nicole Commins won the contest, inspired by theme of The Emerald City.
For the holidays, 1,200 lights comprising a Christmas tree (pictured in my photo) illuminate the rooftop, 560 feet above Seattle.
The image below is a bit more light painting without a tripod, shot from a more distant view point, 2-second exposure. Both photos shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 + Lumix 100-300mm lens.