Magical Seattle from 12th Street Bridge
Wow! Highest Position Explore #1 My Second Ever Number One! March 12, 2012 Thank You!
I believe that snow makes any scene more magical. The view from the 12th Street bridge, or also known as the Dr Rizal Bridge, is a fantastic spot to capture a great view of the downtown Seattle skyline. I like all of the energy one witnesses from this location. Throw some snow into the mix, and I believe it is a magical scene. Of course one who lives in Seattle knows that just a trace amount of snow can throw our commute into a nightmare!
This snowfall was the light dusting and precursor to our bigger snowstorm to follow the next day! This was then followed by a rare ice storm. Yes, I was then trapped at home as roads were essentially impassable for about a day! This particular night I bumped into fellow Flickr friends Lisa www.flickr.com/photos/thebluehour89/ and Aaron www.flickr.com/photos/sicalufakiss/ It is always great to go out and shoot around the city, but even better when you bump into some good local Flickr friends and photographers!
This is a combination of three exposures (-2,0,+2) merged and tonemapped in Photomatix. I cleaned up some dust spots from my sensor and cropped in Photoshop. I adjusted the brightness a bit in Lightroom as well as sharpened, removed some noise and added a vignette.
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