Make Your Own Planet

It’s been a while since I posted any nifty little Photoshop trickery, but there has been something I’ve wanted to try out for a while – I just needed the right picture.  Your ingredients here are a panorama with level edgeswhere both the fore and background are pretty plain.  After getting this night shot at Greenlake a little while back, I thought I might have the raw materials:


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Credit: Ari Brown
  • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
  • Taken: 6 October, 2010
  • Focal length: 95mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 15s

It’s really not too hard!  Hit the jump for the whole walkthrough!

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  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
  • Focal length: 95mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 15s

Before The Globe Stops Spinning

For now, Seattle has two newspapers – the Seattle Times and the Seattle Post Intelligencer.  They’re both middling at best, but at least the Seattle PI has a great spinning globe atop it’s office building.  It’s been around since 1948 and even moved with the PI to their current location 23 years ago.

Seattle PI globe lit by neon at night

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  • Aperture: ƒ/22
  • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
  • Focal length: 82mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 5s