Friday, November 29, 2013

Elliott Bay with Ferries, Long Dark Winter Number 8, November 29, 2013

Another picture from my morning session at Kerry Park in Seattle on Wednesday, this from the same spot as #7 just turning the camera a little to the right to catch Elliott Bay and a couple of ferries coming and going.

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Again, this is a series of 5 pictures taken with my Canon 5D Mark III and my new EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS lens (This is a great lens - I have only had it for a week and love it!) @ 78mm, f/6.3, ISO 100, and shutter speeds of 1/20, 1/6, .5, 1.6, and 5.0 seconds. I processed in Lightroom 4 and did the HDR in Photomatix Pro 4.2, blended it all together in Photoshop CS6.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Seattle from Kerry Park, Long Dark Winter #7, November 27, 2013

I was inspired by some photos displayed on the PNW Photographer's Facebook page. I have lived in the Seattle area for close to 23 years and had never been to Kerry Park in Seattle. This is now officially on our visitor's list of places to see. What a view of downtown Seattle! So I had the day off and looked at the weather forecast the night before - the situation looked iffy...

I got up at 5:00am and checked all the web cams and weather sites I could find on my tablet. I have to say, webcams are not helpful as far as discerning the cloud cover. I found one TV station that said it was cloudy and another that stated it was clear. I guess I could have gone outside, but it's cold here. So I got up and decided to give it a try. Once I stepped outside my home the sky was clear - great! So off I went to Seattle. I got there early and set up. By the time I took this picture at 6:49am (sunrise was at 7:30am) there was a little crowd of runners and photographers.

So here is the shot:

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It is a series of 5 pictures taken with my Canon 5D Mark III and my new EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS lens (love this lens!) @ 70mm, f/6.3, ISO 100, and shutter speeds of 1/6, .4, 1.0, 2.5, and 6 seconds. I processed in Lightroom 4 and did the HDR in Photomatix Pro 4.2, blended it all together in Photoshop CS6.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Don't be a turkey! Long Dark Winter #6, November 24, 2103

Taken at Pike Place Market, Seattle WA.

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Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-70 f/4 L IS, ISO 800, 24mm, f/6.3, 1/60 sec.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Burnoff, Long Dark Winter #5, Sunday November 10, 2013

Driving through the Snoqualmie Valley on Saturday morning. Sunny up the hill at our house, thick fog down in the valley, see #4. The sun was starting to burn through the fog when I got to this farm, this surreal scene was presented. I wanted to get it before the light changed - which it did within a minute or two. So my camera settings were not the best. I should have moved the ISO down to 100. No worries the 5D Mark III did OK.

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Camera: Canon 5D Mark III, EF 24-70 f/4L IS, 24mm 1/1600 sec, f/6.3, ISO 250

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Saturday morning fog. Long Dark Winter #4, Saturday November 9, 2013

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Camera: Canon 5D Mark III, EF 24-70 f/4L IS, 24mm. 1/640 sec, f/6.3, ISO 250

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Dark Commute. Long Dark Winter Winter Number 3, Saturday November 2, 2013

With winter we now commute in the dark. Within the week I will be going to and coming from work in the dark. That is the worst part of the long dark winter. Going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark. LDW-num-3-Highway

Multiple exposures... Camera Canon 5D Mark III, EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS, 90mm. 0.4 sec, f/16, ISO 800

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