Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pier 57/Olympic Sculpture Park - Seattle, WA

From 7/17/2013 to 8/2/2013, I took a road trip from the SF Bay Area to Vancouver, BC, Canada. Half of the trip was spent driving up the west coast. On my trip, I visited many famous places such as Seattle, Butchart Gardens, Mount Rainier, and much more. Obviously I got many coastal shots and many places that isn't as famous. The reason I am posting it now is because the high amount of photos I took equaled a high amount of processing time. I took a bit over 2000 photos on the trip. After stitching the panoramas, compositing the HDRs, and picking out photos from the repeats, I have a bit over 1000 photos to show you guys. The photos will be split into parts. I will link you to the previous and next parts on each post just like I did with my Death Valley National Park photos and my Yellowstone/Grand Teton National Park photos. Hope you enjoy this chain of posts!

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Today I have photos from Pier 57 and the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, WA. Hope you enjoy.

Early morning, I head out to Seattle, WA. Here is a photo from Pier 57. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 47 36 19 N 122 20 31 W   

Another shot from Pier 57. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 47 36 20 N 122 20 30 W   

The giant ferris wheel at Pier 57. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 47 36 23 N 122 20 32 W   

Photography Tip: When shooting a photo against a white background, make sure you exposure compensate (+1) as the white background will throw off your camera's exposure meter causing it to underexpose. This works almost the same way as the "greying effect" you get while photographing in snow. More info on the "greying effect" here


Landscape shot from Pier 57. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 47 36 23 N 122 20 33 W 

Another photo of the giant ferris wheel at Pier 57. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 47 36 23 N 122 20 34 W  

Now in front of Pier 57 looking down the street. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 47 36 22 N 122 20 27 W  


I now arrive at the Olympic Sculpture Park. While writing this blog post, for the first time, I realize there is half of a person in my photo on the right. Funny how these things are so hard to see right? 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 47 36 59 N 122 21 17 W  

First sculpture up is Wake by Richard Serra. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 47 36 59 N 122 21 17 W  

Next up is Sky Landscape I by Louise Nevelson
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 47 37 02 N 122 21 22 W  

Perre's Ventaglio III by Beverly Pepper
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 47 37 01 N 122 21 21 W  



A photo of the Seattle Space Needle off in the distance from the Olympic Sculpture Park.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 47 37 01 N 122 21 21 W  


A photo of a road underneath the park with The Eagle by Alexander Calder on the right. Also on the right is a person walking his dog. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 47 37 01 N 122 21 22 W  

Black and white process of the photo above. 

Perre's Ventaglio III by Beverly Pepper
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 47 37 01 N 122 21 23 W  


The Eagle by Alexander Calder
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 47 37 00 N 122 21 22 W  

A relatively new piece of artwork, so I didn't find the person who designed it. I think it is called Half House, designed to well look like half of a house. I did a long exposure to wipe out the tourists who were climbing it. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 47 36 59 N 122 21 22 W  

Another photo of the Seattle Space Needle from the Olympic Sculpture Park. I too this photo as the clouds in the sky cleared a bit letting patches of the blue sky to show through. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 47 36 59 N 122 21 22 W  

Black and white process of the photo above. 


Stinger by Tony Smith
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 47 36 56 N 122 21 18 W  

A long exposure of Father and Son by Louise Bourgeois
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 47 36 54 N 122 21 19 W  

Right outside of the Olympic Sculpture Park shot near the sculpture above. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 47 36 54 N 122 21 18 W  

The stairs leading up to the Olympic Sculpture Park. A sign for Seattle Art Museum. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 47 36 54 N 122 21 19 W  

These are all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed them. Next time I will continue with photos from Downtown Seattle, WA. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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