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December 20th, 2005


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02:17 pm
Aurora Bridge
Fremont, Seattle
19 December 2005


The view is looking south from a roof top parking lot, just off Aurora Place N. and N. 34th St. It's about as close to directly under the Aurora Bridge as you can get.

I parked there for my counseling appointment; afterwards, I went home to get my camera and tripod and came back. My idea was to make a panorama, merge things together into a really massive picture, and I wound up taking 65 pictures, with finicky different little settings and angles of view, almost none of which are noticeable.

Last night, I worked on the panorama for at least an hour, then gave up. (I might go back to it.) Then I picked one photo and tried to get rid of the distracting foreground wires, then gave up. Well, this was all well after midnight.

I'm reading Real World Camera Raw (despite my years at Microsoft, easily the most technical computer book I've read voluntarily) and using The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers as an at-hand reference (well, currently it's under-elbow, but you know what I mean). The combined effect of these two books is to make me feel like Coyote, just before he plunges to the bottom of the canyon.

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From:jeliza
Date:December 21st, 2005 02:34 am (UTC)
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RWCR is an incredible book; it's done wonderful things for my workflow. For retouching, I really like Katrin Eismann's books.
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From:holyoutlaw
Date:December 21st, 2005 04:00 am (UTC)
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I'm liking RWCR so far, too, I'm at Chapter 5. I'll look around for Katrin Eismann's books, thanks for the tip.
From:jo_r_lucas
Date:December 21st, 2005 02:42 am (UTC)
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i love this shot. in fact, i think i've been here. it's gorgeous!
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From:holyoutlaw
Date:December 21st, 2005 04:01 am (UTC)
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Did you ever go see the Troll in Fremont? This picture is right by there.

Thanks!
From:jo_r_lucas
Date:December 21st, 2005 04:07 am (UTC)
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yeah i have - i thought that's where this was. i took a photo of it when i was there and somehow left it in washington and i'm not sure i have the negatives anymore which is a shame. next time i'm over there i'll have to take some more shots :)
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From:slave_driver
Date:December 21st, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC)
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I remember driving over that bridge almost every day I was in Seattle. I'm looking forward to when we can get back up there again.
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From:holyoutlaw
Date:December 21st, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC)
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It's a great bridge, I think. I love it when Rainier is visible (or "out" as we say up here ;>).

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