Leaving Seattle soon, so my love songs to the city become bluer and sadder with each passing day…
This one surprised me by reaching Flickr Explore at #118 for 29 November 2008. Some of the folks on Flickr really took a shine to the color range and vibrance, and I guess it does have a very striking quality to it that catches the eye, especially when viewed in smaller sizes. Taken on a [...]
Fisherman’s Terminal, Seattle And, yes, that gray sky is probably here to stay, more or less permanently, until next July. The splashes of color from these fishing boats, though, can help make up for all of the gray and rain of the coming months.
This is the canal leading into Seattle’s Hiram M. Chittendon Locks, connecting Puget Sound (salt water) with Lake Union and Lake Washington (both fresh water) via a ship canal. I can bike here in about 10 minutes from my house, so I spent a lot of time down at the locks today, shooting photos and [...]
I used to love to ride the trolley along the Seattle waterfront, but this is all that remains of those times — some abandoned tracks that run the length of Alaskan Way. King County Metro (the transportation organization) claims that service is only temporarily suspended, but I doubt the streetcar will ever run on tracks [...]
A wider, panoramic shot of the East Waterway of the Port of Seattle. You can see a tugboat and two big container ships. The interesting about the container ships is that you can’t say whether or not they are loading or unloading because they load and unload simultaneously — a fact that I just learned [...]
More from my little morning jaunt out to Kerry Park a couple of weeks ago. The light coming through the fog was just amazing. Almost looks like I was on another planet, but the light really did look like this.
I’ve been biking by these freighters a lot lately and wanted to catch the sort of stillness they emanate as they sit anchored in Elliott Bay. Again, I processed this as HDR and then used a mild “Orton” effect in Photoshop to create that kind of glow on the freighter.
Got out of bed early a couple of weeks ago and went the few blocks from my house over to Kerry Park in Seattle to shoot the sunrise, and I almost missed this shot, as the fog was really moving in fast and soon obscured the mountain within about 5 minutes of me setting up [...]
OK. I admit it. I had a lot of fun doing this one. When I bicycle to work along Elliott Bay in Seattle, I go through Myrtle Edwards Park on the bike path and pass the grain terminal, where there is invariably a grain ship from some exotic place like China, Panama, Greece, or Malaysia [...]
And one more from my little twilight photo shoot on the Water Taxi pier in West Seattle. This one is of course looking the other way than the previous two shots I posted. I iniitially processed this from 3 exposures as HDR, but mostly just to get the exposure right. Some of those HDR shots [...]
OK. I had to post this one to my blog as well. It’s the result of some serious digging into Photomatix Pro for the HDR creation and tonemapping and then Lightroom for final processing. I am simply amazed at what these software tools can do to make images like this much easier to achieve. In [...]
Well. I had quite a time a week ago Friday hanging out on the fishing pier where the West Seattle water taxi comes in from downtown. I had intended on getting only some twilight skyline shots, but the fishermen and the water taxi were there and so I turned the tripod and got a few [...]
Just a recent photo I took + a little editing in PhotoShop = not a bad picture at all. (Taken from the balcony of a friend’s house in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle). Even though I didn’t specifically process it as an HDR shot, it has that look and feel about it.