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January 21, 2009
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Fog in the City by UrbanRural-Photo Fog in the City by UrbanRural-Photo
I set out this morning to do some testing of the way I shoot panos. I watched a podcast that told of a better way to assist with the distortion. Shooting panos in portrait is better for the images than in landscape but as you can see from this image I did not listen. LOL. I found that is I shoot with my 18-55mm and keep the length of the pano to 2 image with a 15° turn, I can control the distortion. In any case the fog in the city narrowed my locations down, the only area without heavy fog was the waterfront. Which is cool because I have been looking to reshoot from Bell Street anyway.

This is a true 3 image HDR.

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

Post Processing:
Photomatix Pro 3.0
Photoshop CS4

Settings for RAW images:
Time: 7:36 AM
Exposure program: Manual
Focal Length 18 mm
Max Aperture: 3.6
Metering mode: Spot
Image 317: f/38 1/3 sec. Exposure bias: -2 step
Image 318: f/38 1.5 sec. Exposure bias: 0 step
Image 319: f/38 6 Sec. Exposure bias: +2 step

GPS Location For : Bell Street - Water Front Seattle Washington
Latitude N 47° 36.6038'
Longitude W 122° 20.7271'

Weather: Cloudy. Widespread dense fog this morning...then patchy fog this afternoon. Highs in the lower to mid 40s. Light wind.
Windchill: 37 °F
Humidity: 98%
Dew Point: 36 °F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.00 in (Steady)
Visibility: 5.0 miles
Max UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 700 ft (Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 145 ft
Sunrise at 7:48 AM in direction 119° Southeast by east
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tkitty Featured By Owner May 2, 2010   Photographer
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
4k1 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Must be fun to live in such a big city and being a photographer...loads of good locations I assume :D thanks for the support
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It is but I want to get out and do the nature and landscape work. Saving gas money now to get away. LOL
PhilippeGaravel Featured By Owner May 4, 2009   Photographer
Featured here :aww: [link]
DaliArtFan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
I love this. It expresses the very CROWDEDNESS of humanity...the lights are crowding in, the steam polluting, night pressing, yet with a surreal beauty. It is beautiful. I would have adjusted the blue saturation just a touch, but that's just how I play the game :)
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you and sorry for the delay.

I may ply with this one a bit more. Thanks for the pointer.
JGDA9RS Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
very surreal ! i love everything about it. specially the colors and the softness of the skies gives a great contrast to the sharp looks of the buildings in the background. i really have to learn how to pano's.
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.
Panos are very easy to do. Its doing them as HDR that is a killer.
PeterLime Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Fantastic imahe, almost surreal!

And thanks for all the tech info!

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