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Fog on I5 by UrbanRural-Photo Fog on I5 by UrbanRural-Photo
This morning I want to capture the city blanked by fog from Dr. Rizal Bridge in Beacon Hill. I also want to reduce the noise that I have been getting in my images. The cleanup is what takes me so long to edit. So I set my camera for an ISO of 200 with the Noise Reduction enabled and off I went.

The problem with shooting from this bridge on a weekday during rush out is the buses that shake it as they cross. So I had to do a bit of timing to capture the longer exposures of 30 sec. Still, I weekday is best for this kind of shoot in the morning because you can capture the motion of the light trails during rush hour, a weekday evening would be good to and maybe warmer. I plan to go back again when the fog clears and reshoot.

Post-Process: I picked up a few new tools or plug-ins for Photoshop a while ago. I took the time today to learn then and use them. Dfine was a big help in cleaning the noise. The 200 ISO and Noise Reduction helps but this program RAWKS!!! Also, sharpener Pro 3.0 (Output), I didn’t think I needed but I was turned on when I tested it.

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: 1/22/2009 7:21 AM
Exposure program: Manual
Focal Length 18 mm
Max Aperture: N/A
White Blance: Tungsten
Metering mode: Spot
ISO: 200
Noise Reduction: Enabled
Image 419: f/19 2 sec. Exposure bias: -2 step
Image 420: f/19 8 sec. Exposure bias: 0 step
Image 421: f/19 30 Sec. Exposure bias: +2 step
Image 422: f/19 2 sec. Exposure bias: -2 step
Image 423: f/19 8 sec. Exposure bias: 0 step
Image 424: f/19 30 Sec. Exposure bias: +2 step


GPS Location For : Dr. Rizal Bridge/Jose Rizal Park Beacon Hill/Seattle Washington
Latitude N 47° 35.7016'
Longitude W 122° 19.0566'

Weather: Mostly cloudy. Areas of fog this morning...then patchy fog continuing this afternoon. Highs in the lower to mid 40s. Light wind.
Windchill: 35 °F
Humidity: 78%
Dew Point: 32 °F
Wind: Calm 2.0 mph from the NNE
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 29.85 in (Steady)
Visibility: 5.0 miles
Max UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Overcast 700 ft (Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 300 ft
Sunrise at 7:47 AM in direction 119° Southeast by east
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NightMargin Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

The lighting, the colors, the...everything is just so...perfect!
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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Waxmanjack Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009   Photographer
Totally awesome color. You sir are an artist.
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks much
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Agent011 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
I've always wanted a shot like this, but I haven't had the opportunity too many times, and the few frames I have tried only turned out mediocre. Perfect shot. Would be well suited inside any business, or home for that matter :)
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Excellent work! :clap:
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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ShannonReiswig Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
right on! Dfine 2.0 is a lifesaver sometimes that's for sure... but gotta be careful because it likes to soften... i however haven't tried the sharpener, hmmm....
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I am starting to pick up on that, But the sharpener tighten it up again.
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