A perspective and cloud pattern that suggests a view from space…
All captured with an iPhone 4 and processed in Photoshop Express.
A few shots of the Seattle Monorail captured in and around Seattle Center.
All captured with an iPhone 4 and processed in Adobe Lightroom 3.
A scene from the observation deck of the Space Needle one afternoon in January.
Captured on 01/19/11 with Canon 7D + EF-S 10-22mm, 1/30 sec at f/8.0, ISO 100.
Post-production in Nik Silver Efex Pro and Adobe Lightroom 3.
A quintessential view of the Seattle skyline, located at Kerry Park on Highland Avenue in the Queen Anne neighborhood.
This image was captured yesterday at 5:25 pm, about 15 minutes after an absolutely stunning sunset. One of the best things about this shoot last night was experiencing the spectrum of light that occurred between 4:35 pm and 5:45 pm, as a bright yellow, orange, and then red sun descended below the horizon, followed by a dark, deepening blue that slowly enveloped the city.
The only downside to this experience was the bitter cold wind from the north. After shivering and shaking for more than an hour during this shoot, I gained a newfound respect for any photographer willing to brave the harsh elements outside for days, if not weeks, to capture the definitive moment.
In order to achieve the full tonal range available in this scene, I shot five exposures (-2/-1/0/+1/+2) and then merged together in Nik HDR Efex Pro using the “Realistic (Strong)” preset. This setting applied a nice level of sharpness and tone compression, which looked even better when converting to black and white and adjusting further in Adobe Lightroom 3.
Captured on 02/01/11 with Canon 7D + EF28-135mm; -2/-1/0/+1/+2 exposures at f/11, ISO 100
From the Space Needle’s observation deck, a view looking south at the Seattle downtown skyline and Elliott Bay.
Captured on 01/19/11 with Canon 7D + EF-S10-22mm; -2/0/+2 exposures at f/8.
Processed three images using Nik HDR Efex Pro and the final adjustments in Adobe Lightroom 3.