Seattle from Magnolia Bridge on 10 Jan 2009

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TDCinSeattle on January 10, 2009

I had to take the photos from the bridge on the way back from Looking Over Magnolia Marina: by the time I had reached this point on the way up I was having difficulty standing. Slight case of acrophobia, I believe, but it never got as bad on the way down. As a pedestrian it is just you, a thin handrail, and then well over a hundred foot drop.

This shows downtown Seattle, but clearly not as well as the recent panoramas Downtown Seattle and Kerry Park and Seattle and Elliot Bay from Kerry Park at 100% magnification. (You will want to click the thumbs to get to the picture, then click the picture to show at 100% rather than have photo fit your screen.) To be fair, the two panoramas from Kerry Park where stitched from two or three rows of photos, and Kerry Park is closer to downtown, but I believe another big reason is simply the lighting. When I was at Kerry Park it was partly sunny but it was overcast when I took this panorama on the Magnolia Bridge. It was colder, too. I kept my hands in opposite sleeves of my coat on the way back to the bridge so that I would do a better job with the camera.

Anyway, with this particular view, we can see the skyscrapers of downtown and the Port of Seattle cranes, but we can also see a few things I haven't photographed in a while. For example, there is the grainery as seen in Grain vessel from Hong Kong and then a ship I first photographed on Lake Union more than a year ago: the Excellence.

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  • Uploaded on January 10, 2009
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