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This is the place where I could see myself living. Here I could breathe in its motherly smells and rest my head on a pillowed breast while listening to its heart beat. I am not a son of this city but the warmth of it womb is familiar. This is the place I would love to exist in, not some cookie cutter home with manicured lawns that partakes in slices of death at 9:30 on the dot every night. I want to live here, I want to be… Here.

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Seattle's historic cultural heartbeat of the Pacific Northwest, "Pioneer Square". 20 city blocks of Victorian Romanesque architecture, more than 30 fine art galleries, over 200 unique and independently-owned shops, and
the entertainment epicenter of Seattle's nightlife.

This is a 3 image HDR take in Pioneer Square which features over 20 city blocks of Victorian Romanesque architecture.

Copyright ©2008 Shelly Alexander
All rights reserved. All the materials contained in my gallery may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or uploaded in any way without my written permission. My images do not belong to the public domain they only belong to me or are shown in clubs for publicity purposes.

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orphicfiddler Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
I live in Pioneer Square. This is beautiful. :heart:
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towo Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Some people have to design orange/blue contrasts, you just find them with coloured light. Almost not fair. :)
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Its not me... its Seattle. LOL
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ArtlessHmmmm Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
mmmm great use of leading lines of the walkway in the foreground! Really drew me in!
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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ArtlessHmmmm Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
:D
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Professional Photographer
The colours are just...wow! I love looking at HDR photography (not something I've gotten around to actually trying yet) and this is definitely one of my favourite HDR photos yet.
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Glad you like it and let me know if you need any help getting into HDR.
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Professional Photographer
I might do! I was looking at some tutorials and started getting brain pain. I'm not untechnical really, and when I absolutely have to I can do digital stuff with photos, but it's not something I do often so it feels like a foreign country to me.
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL know what you mean. So let start with what you want to do and how you want your photos to look and then I can give you an idea what to do. Are you using Photoshop CS3?
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Professional Photographer
Yep, I am indeed. To be honest, I don't really know how I want the photos to look...I think I'd need a specific idea in mind and then try and work with that, if that makes sense. Don't I need to shoot three different exposures to start with anyway?
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
2 is the min. So find the perfect exposure by looking at the histogram on the sceen of your camera if you have one. Make sure all of the mountain or peaks are near the center of the graph. Then take your first pix. Next without moving the camera find you EV (exposure value) and move it down to a -1.5 from the first one and take the second shot. Most of my shot are 3 image so I do a +1.5 EV then 0.0 EV and then a -1.5. I have seen some do a 7 image HDR as well.
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Professional Photographer
Cool, thanks very much. The next time I have time for purely recreational photography I so need to give this a go!
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Right on and good luck
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Riot23 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Photographer
Interesting colors!
Good job!

Greetings
Riot23
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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grey-skies-industry Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Hey, that's pretty cool! Something about it feels a little overwhelming, but I think that makes it feel more personal, too.

After looking at it for a while, I want to be There, too. :)
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL thank you. Glad you like and get the same feeling.
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zasu Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
magical!
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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stg123 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
hey very nice shot ..wonderful :clap:
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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stg123 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
hehe np ;) and a nice week :wave:
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You too
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stg123 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
hehe np :)
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Duble Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Professional General Artist
I love the amount of vivid color and detail in this. I love the composition also (framing the with red but the other street is to the right). It doesn't make it perfect but that's what I like. The only things I would say is that the red wall on the left is a little too red and distracting as opposed to the subtleness of the right side. It also would be nice for it to have even more depth, such as something closer in the foreground, with a detailed background. Either way, this is better than anything I could do. I love it!
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. A lot of the over saturated color is due to the rain while I was there, that and I should have caught that myself. Good eye and that you.
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Duble Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
no problem. really like your stuff though. if you have any constructive criticism for me, please do.
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Keep doing what you are doing and read everything you can about photography (that's how I picked it up) and shoot what you like and not what others think you should shoot.
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Duble Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
that's a great thing to hear, thank you.
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcomes
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Mystik-Rider Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
Nice work Shelly! Love the colors and the clarity of the buildings! Greatly done!
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks you very much
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K23GJ Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
just amazing
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you glad you like
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K23GJ Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
welcome
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NiraGonzalez Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Professional Photographer
nice colors :clap:
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks you
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SteelCowboy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Professional Photographer
You have this wonderful talent for bringing out the best in a scene. Awesome shot
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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EyeMassacre Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008   Photographer
I like the photo, though I think the colours are too shiny ;)
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Colors are a little shiny because of the rain. I saw some of your work and I see that you took a few of the shot in the rain. What do you do to control that?
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EyeMassacre Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008   Photographer
Try to make photos at night ;) But don't think I don't like the picture ;) The thing is that I prefer dark colors and pictures :)
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
May that did not come across well. What I am saying is, your photos in the rain seem to have control over the shiny colors. Can you help me control that in mine? I want to learn from you.
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EyeMassacre Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008   Photographer
The thing is I don't know the secret...you should try to do some images with different camera programmes...and then look at the pc which one is best ;)
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks that is something i never thought of doing I will give it a go on my next outing.
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Blood-Of-A-Pirate Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
The colours are amazing, I love all the intricate details the HDR emphasized :nod: :+fav:
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Professional
I love the color on this
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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