Wow Highest Position Explore #16 February 7, 2012 Thank You!
Hey everyone, sorry about being a little intermittent here on Flickr! Been extremely busy with work and have tried to stop by your photostreams! I have also been very busy chasing the sunrises and sunsets that we have been having lately. Been missing the sunrises but have caught a few sunsets!
This is the classic postcard view of Seattle that has been shot to death by everyone that visits and by all of us Seattle photogs! I say that, but we are all drawn to the view and the potential for some epic light! I of course had four potential spots to take a sunset shot and had been slightly disappointed the night before at Kerry Park as there was a nice sunset, but the epic light show happened to the right of this shot on Saturday night! So I did settle for Kerry Park again on Sunday and was not disappointed!
So last night, for a few brief moments, the color happened above the city. I do have a couple later shots where the sky was pink, but the color was not as widespread as it is here! I also have a nice golden shot before the sun went down! I can at least happily saw I have a colorful sunset from Kerry Park to check off of my "Bucket List!"
This is a combination of three exposures (-2,0,+2) merged and tonemapped in Photomatix. I straightened the crop and actually did a slight perspective crop as I had the camera aimed higher into the sky to capture the clouds. I cleaned up some pesky dirt spots, I really need to get my sensor cleaned! I also ran through Topaz Adjust to regain a little detail. I sharpened a bit, and added a light vignette in Lightroom.
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