The Views: Rizal Park offers 90º views over Elliot Bay, the Port of Seattle, I-5, and the southern side of downtown. A funny thing about the angle on downtown, is that the Space Needle is hidden from view. But there is a lovely shot of the Smith Building.
Best time for photos is in the AM.
Lessons Learned: When you time it everything can go right. I'm not sure how to right this one up. I built this pano from 4 images, which are composed of 9 images each shot for HDR. That's right this is a 36 image HDR. My goal this morning was to shoot at another location (Four Columns Park, Downtown) put after getting there and shooting a few frames, I just wasn't feelin it. So I did my back location which was close by.
As I drove to the 2nd location I put a plan together of what had to be done to make sure the images did not come out muddy from the buses passing and shaking the bridge. Well I time it this time, before each set I would look to make sure that there were no buses coming. If there were I would wait for them to pass. There is a 5-10 sec wait for the bridge to stop rumbling. Then off with the new set. Now the only issue I have is the pano is to long for any of the prints.
I am thinking of doing this is a 2 print style. So I will post the whole image here and add links for the left and right side.
Shout Out: I would like to thank 2 people who, unknowingly assisted with this image.
for his pointer on lens correction fixs that really can't be helped &
for his pointer on cleaning up the sky with extra layers. You both ROCK!!!!
GPS Unit: Blackberry + Flickr GeoTaging
Nikon IR Remote: ML-L3
24-120 mm Nikkor
Photomatix Pro 3.0 - HDR Merge
Photoshop CS3 - Editing
Photoshop CS4 - For the Photomerge
Color Efex Pro 3.0
Sharpener Pro 3.0 (Output)
Settings for RAW images:
Date & Time: 2/05/2009 7:12 AM
Exposure program: Manual
Focal Length 40 mm
Max Aperture: N/A
White Blance: Direct Sunlight
Metering mode: Spot
Noise Reduction: Enabled
GPS Location For : Dr. Jose Rizal Bridge/Jose Rizal Park Beacon Hill/Seattle Washington
Latitude N 47°35'42" (47.5949)
Longitude W 122°19'02" (122.3173)
1008 12th Avenue South
Jose Rizal Park lies at the foot of the Pacific Medical Center, corner of 12th Avenue S. and S Judkins Street, Beacon Hill.
Temp: 49.6 °F Clear
Weather: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the 40s to lower 50s. Light wind.
Windchill: 50 °F
Dew Point: 28 °F
Wind: Calm 3.5 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 29.50 in (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
Max UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Clear - (Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 300 ft
Sunrise at 7:30 AM in direction 113° East-southeast
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