Location: Harborview Park, at the foot of the Harborview Medical Center, corner of 8th Avenue and Jefferson Street, First Hill.
Notes and Tips: The park is fairly shabby, with only the views (as accompanied by the continuous, low roar of traffic from Interstate Highway 5) to recommend it. It sees frequent visitors in the form of hospital staff taking breaks. To make full use of your visit, you might like to inquire at the West Entrance Main Lobby of the Medical Center about views from within the building. A positive response might lead to a place where you can look westwards as you were in the park (front desk was not letting me in today), as well as eastwards towards the Cascade Mountains. Harborview Park offers 180º views over the "back side" of Seattle and port. There is quite a good view over the Safeco Field baseball stadium. The buildings along I-5 to the north block views of Elliot Bay and the Olympic Mountains.
Best time for photos is in the AM.
Lessons Learned: The proper control of light when bracketing in manual mode is a skill that needs to be learned. I found today that in the 43+ seconds that it take to shoot a set of bracketed images, the area lighting has changed by a half step. With my new technique of shooting 9 images for one HDR, I noted that I did not have to change the settings because of the change in lighting. But I did find that it is important to watch the in camera light meter to make sure I was at the right shutter speed. But not having to touch the camera after every 3 frames assisted in a sharper finial product.
GPS Unit: Blackberry
Nikon IR Remote: ML-L3
18-55 mm Nikkor
Photomatix Pro 3.0
Color Efex Pro 3.0
Sharpener Pro 3.0 (Output)
Settings for RAW images:
Date & Time: 2/04/2009 7:11 AM
Exposure program: Manual
Focal Length 48 mm
Max Aperture: N/A
White Blance: Tungsten
Metering mode: Spot
Noise Reduction: Enabled
Image 1088: f/38 3 sec. Exposure bias: -2 step
Image 1089: f/38 10 sec. Exposure bias: 0 step
Image 1090: f/38 30 Sec. Exposure bias: +2 step
Image 1091: f/38 3 sec. Exposure bias: -2 step
Image 1092: f/38 10 sec. Exposure bias: 0 step
Image 1093: f/38 30 Sec. Exposure bias: +2 step
Image 1094: f/38 3 sec. Exposure bias: -2 step
Image 1095: f/38 10 sec. Exposure bias: 0 step
Image 1096: f/38 30 Sec. Exposure bias: +2 step
GPS Location For : Yesler Terrace (Harbor View Park), Seattle Washington
Latitude N 47°36'14" (47.6039)
Longitude W 122°19'33" (122.3257)
Harborview Park, at the foot of the Harborview Medical Center, corner of 8th Avenue and Jefferson Street, First Hill.
Temp: 35.8 °F Clear
Weather: Mostly sunny. Patchy fog this morning. Highs in the 50s. Light wind.
Windchill: 36 °F
Dew Point: 28 °F
Wind: Calm 4.0 mph
Wind Gust: 4.0 mph
Pressure: 29.88 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
Max UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Clear - (Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 145 ft
Sunrise at 7:31 AM in direction 113° East-southeast
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