I was playing around with long exposure times and moving water today when I saw a bit of highly photogenic leaf placement, on a rock, in the middle of the stream. I wanted to take its photo, from above, but I was without my regular tripod. All I had was my Joby Gorillapod. And a little ingenuity….
Here is the resultant photo:
And I HAD to share a pull back with you too! I’m pretty proud of myself, using what I had around me. Unfortunately what I didn’t have was my point-and-shoot, so I had to take my camera off the tripod to take a photo of the set up. Hence the missing camera:
I used the bendy legs of the grillapod to connect a few nearby sticks together, re-creating what the original caveman’s tripod may have looked like! ;)
I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Memorial Day Weekend! Well, anyway, it’s beautiful here in Western Washington!
I’m sitting here at my desk listening to the sounds of the neighborhood – children yelling, adults greeting each other, and dogs barking. We live right next to the “Residence Center” which houses one of the complex’s pools.
I went up to Rizal Park in Seattle last night to get some long exposure shots, and I wanted to share a few more with you.
So here we go!
We weren’t the only ones out there
The beautiful sunset
If Seattle suffered a nuclear meltdown, it might look something like this
Isaac and I just got home (10:30) from Rizal Park in Seattle.
Rizal Park is perfectly situated up on a hill overlooking the convergence of I-5 and I-90 with the Seattle skyscrapers behind.
I’ve been wanting to get up there to take the quintessential Seattle shot since I first heard of it, and today I finally did! I am working on two different challenges this week that have to do with long exposure times, which is why I was motivated to go this week in the first place, but I had to share one with you today anyway!
We arrived just as the sun was setting over the Olympic Mountain Range, making them look like they were on fire. (Which of course I took loads of photos of. Those to come tomorrow) Then we walked into the park a bit further to find the best shot to capture the city lights.
This is the last photo of the night, taken at f/13, for 30 seconds.
I’ll post more tomorrow, but tonight I’m going to bed! ;)