Wed 30-Jan-13 12:39 AM | edited Mon 31-Dec-12 02:17 PM by rutherfordphoto
I wanted to take a photograph like this for a while, but could never figure out where to take it from. Finally got lucky and a friend who works for Microsoft suggested I try this location. Taken from the Beacon Hill area of Seattle.
>Nicely done! > >Is it the full field of view you have? Otherwise I would be >interested to see how it looks without cropping the right part >of the highway... > >Cheers, >Bernard.
Bernard, that is the full un-cropped view. I had a few issues, overhanging branches, a fence on the bottom, power lines higher up, and I was standing on the side of a steep hillside. I walked around for a good 20 minutes trying to find the perfect position.
I would have preferred to not cut off the right edge of the highway but the curve on the bottom left was more important to me. 35mm was just too wide. I would have lost too much image cropping back to a usable image.
I'll go back again, this time I'll bring a superclamp and just clamp the camera and ballhead to the fence... should work like a charm
The line and dot on the left possibly needs removing. Whatever it was, it leaves the image looking like a random tower crane is protruding into view. Clone it out, perhaps? Otherwise, I would personally be very happy with this result if it were my photo.
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>Wow, Allan. Amazing shot. Well done. > >The line and dot on the left possibly needs removing. >Whatever it was, it leaves the image looking like a random >tower crane is protruding into view. Clone it out, perhaps? >Otherwise, I would personally be very happy with this result >if it were my photo.
It was a construction crane, I ended up removing it from the image. It didn't bother me at first, but in the end it was a pretty quick edit.