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Pining For The Sun In Seattle HDR

This image is dedicated to all of my Flickr friends that live here in the Gray Pacific Northwest! Oops, I meant Great Pacific Northwest! It has been rather gray this winter and now it is even continuing into the spring! I think I can count how many days of sunny weather we have had since January 1st, on my two hands!

 

So I decided to go back to a sunny day this past winter for a great looking sunrise! This happened back on February 2nd! As everyone by now probably knows, this is the classic "Postcard" view of downtown Seattle from Kerry Park. I have one from just a little later in the morning that had a few more clouds catching the color from the rising sun, but I really liked how the glow of the city lights stood out in this one!

 

This is a combination of three exposures (-2,0,+2) merged and tonemapped in Photomatix. Cropped and sharpened in Photoshop CS5. Final adjustment of specific colors in Lightroom 3.

 

Thank you for your views, faves and comments. They are greatly appreciated. Here's to sunny days in the future!

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Taken on February 2, 2011