South of Smith Tower

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Timothy Chase on August 9, 2011

If you are visiting Seattle or simply live there but have never gone, or you went there once but that was a long time ago, I would strongly recommend going to the observation deck of the Smith Tower. It is on the 35th floor, just below the base of the "pyramid" top, and you can view Seattle in all directions. When I went up it cost me $7.50 for the entire day, Sunday hours 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM, I believe. One drawback is a protective set of bars which insure the safety of visitors: tripods aren't of much use. However, the panoramas I was able to compose made use of something almost as good: the bars themselves. I steadied the camera against a bar, then rotated the camera around it for the vertical axis of rotation and against a stationary point, tip the lense up or down, for the horizontal axis of rotation. Autostitch is the one piece of software I know of capable of stitching together panoramas with two axis of rotation. This particular panorama was constructed from 47 different photos taken 2011-08-07, 10:39-43 AM. Three rows. 13400 x 3200.

Ali Shaib on September 13, 2011


LIKE, edited in good way! I invite you to add it to Photoshop and Photography Group, our rules include Panoramas

Regards, Ali

Timothy Chase on September 14, 2011

Glad you like it. I didn't use Photoshop, though. It is AutoStitch for the panorama then Gimp for the cleanup. Anyway, I will check out the group the next day or so. At this point I am really dragging. Was working on two new panoramas, though. Kept on trying to get them to work with Hugin. No dice. Salvage would take more patience than I have. Then at 71% AutoStitch choked. Finally got one to work at 50%. Some cleanup. I will probably put it up later, though. Look it over again when I am not falling asleep.

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    by Timothy Chase