Seattle Skyline…Rained Out

Kerry Park, Seattle, Bokeh Panorama 50mm, f/1.4, 1/2000, ISO 200, stitched from 16 frames

My daughters and I went to downtown Seattle today to hang out and on the way we stopped in Kerry Park (thanks, Jim Nix for suggesting it).  I had low expectations regarding the weather but did hope to grab a skyline panorama in any case.  Long story short, the rains came and other visitors got in the way somewhat so all I managed was the quick, handheld bokeh panorama (from 16 frames) shown above.  I look at it as making lemonade out of lemons — we did what we could given the conditions.  I gave up on my plans for a high-res (zoomed in and in-focus) panorama since the rain was hard and blowing directly on to the lens.  We headed to lunch at Pike Place Market and afterward the clouds broke and the sun peeked out.  We headed back to Kerry Park on our way back home but by the time we got there it was raining hard again — could barely even see across the water.  I didn’t bother trying any more photos.  I may try some black and white treatments with this one someday…

6 responses

  1. Definitely made some lemonade. I’m sure Seattle has foiled many photographers’ plans. This is a clean bokeh pano, and her orange rain jacket really pops. Great keepsake.

    March 16, 2012 at 12:00 am

    • You have NO idea Brandon….it’s what I have to live with daily. 😛

      March 20, 2012 at 7:43 pm

  2. Sweet shot Michael, sorry about the rain out

    March 16, 2012 at 9:24 am

  3. Really nice pano! Sorry about the rain, it’s a daily kinda thing this time of year here. Rather sucks as it’s more a windy drizzle than rain, sigh. Oh well, hope you had a great time here.

    March 20, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    • David, I didn’t realize you were in that area. We seemed to get a windy *rain* and/or snow most of our trip 🙂 We expected nasty weather though and the timing of the trip was due to family reasons — Niece and nephew’s families having recent babies and us recently adopting — time for everyone to see all the new kids 🙂 We’ll come back when it’s summer (both days).

      March 21, 2012 at 7:22 am

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