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Darken Bridge to Light by UrbanRural-Photo Darken Bridge to Light by UrbanRural-Photo
Location: Mount Baker (Lake Washington Blvd). A street running the length of Lake Washington (where the boat races are held) from The University of Washington to the Steward Park area. Use the GPS to find the spot.

Notes and Tips: 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.
Also shooting right into the sun is a skill as well. I took 18 images, the first set I tossed because the in camera light meter was (like WTF) all over the place because of the waves. The second set I pick a shadow under the pier that yielded a constant for the light meter and gave me more control.

GEAR
GPS Unit: Blackberry
Tripod
Nikon IR Remote: ML-L3
Nikon D70s
18-55 mm Nikkor

Post Processing:
Photomatix Pro 3.0
Photoshop CS3
Photoshop CS4
Color Efex Pro 3.0
Dfine 2.0
Sharpener Pro 3.0 (Output)

Settings for RAW images:
Date & Time: 2/04/2009 8:12 AM
Exposure program: Manual
Focal Length 32 mm
Max Aperture: N/A
White Blance: Tungsten
Metering mode: Spot
ISO: 200
Noise Reduction: Enabled
Image 1172: f/22 1/3000 sec. Exposure bias: -2 step
Image 1173: f/22 1/750 sec. Exposure bias: 0 step
Image 1174: f/22 1/180 Sec. Exposure bias: +2 step
Image 1175: f/22 1/2000 sec. Exposure bias: -2 step
Image 1176: f/22 1/500 sec. Exposure bias: 0 step
Image 1177: f/22 1/125 Sec. Exposure bias: +2 step
Image 1178: f/22 1/1500 sec. Exposure bias: -2 step
Image 1179: f/22 1/350 sec. Exposure bias: 0 step
Image 1180: f/22 1/90 Sec. Exposure bias: +2 step

GPS Location For : Mount Baker (Lake Washington Blvd), Seattle Washington
Latitude N 47°35'09" (47.5857)
Longitude W 122°17'09" (122.2859)
47.585731-122.285923

Temp: 35.8 °F Clear
Weather: Mostly sunny. Patchy fog this morning. Highs in the 50s. Light wind.
Windchill: 36 °F
Humidity: 72%
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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:iconjgda9rs:
JGDA9RS Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
very nice capture!
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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:iconespoirvrai:
EspoirVrai Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Gorgous sunset seascape!
Love how you shot the scene, warm and cold at once
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL cold is right. Thanks buddy.
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:iconespoirvrai:
EspoirVrai Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Lmao, no problem
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:iconevamcdermott:
EvaMcDermott Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Professional Photographer
Fantastic image Shelly!
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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:iconmisantropia:
Misantropia Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
Wonderful light.
Great silhouette and reflections.
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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nmbc-lvr Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009   Writer
beautiful
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