Sky Above, Concrete Below

The Seattle Sculpture Garden is thankfully within walking distance from my work.  A great place to browse, watch the security guards watching you, etc.  They’ve got some good stuff (although it rarely to never changes) but every time I go, I can’t help but look at those walls framing everything.

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I’m always trying to find a way to get a picture of those lines, those shadows.  Usually I try and fill the whole frame with it and it never works.  This one I like better.  Sky!  Who woulda known?

Second Attempt At TimeLapse

I thought my first attempt at Time Lapse came out fairly well.  All I did at the time was set it up and hit go.  Yeah… there were a few more steps, but that was the forethought.  Pretty jazzed about those results, I tried a few more things, without luck.  One note: if you expect a spider to do anything, even after you poke a few strategically-placed holes in his web, maybe reconsider.  Anyway, I liked the little taste of long-exposure nighttime action in the first time lapse, so I set it up at sunset this time.  What do you think?

I also did a little more processing on this one.  Instead of leaving it at defaults, I did some contrast correction and resized the photos down a bit since they get resized so much in the end anyway.

One last word about taking stills for a time lapse at night.  During the day my battery was lasting for hundreds of shots with no problem.  In this sequence, I only got just over 200 before it died since the night shots had shutter speeds of 30+ seconds.  If I was going to do it again, I’d crank open the aperture a bit more to make the shots a bit shorter and get more life out of the battery.

UPDATE: For another more recent time-lapse attempt, see me building my fence.

Sponsorship In Calm Seas

One more for you from the same day as this.  Wide angle lens from the bottom of the mast.  I have a few under sail that had a great swoopy motion to them, but this one… the clouds!

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The Budweiser Select sponsorship on the sail sort of cracks me up.  Not only do you not see it when you’re on the boat, but I don’t even know what Budweiser Select is.  If ever a misnomer there was, this is it.