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Seattle from Bainbridge Ferry by Mauser712 Seattle from Bainbridge Ferry by Mauser712
Originally this was 7 images, but the one furthest to the left couldn't be stitched in because of parallax errors. That's what made this a particularly challenging Panorama, shooting from the deck of a Ferry moving at 15 knots across the Puget Sound.

What makes it interesting to me is that unlike so many "beauty shots" of Seattle, it includes the stadiums and the Port of Seattle to the south. It's quite a contrast, isn't it?

Shot with an Olympus FE-280 (whose Panorama features stink) from the "rear" deck of the the M/V Tacoma on the way to Bainbridge Island. Stitched using AutoStitch. 2.2 by the University of British Columbia. Color-corrected (auto) and cropped by IfranView.
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Solego Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Really good shot, and you're right that is a pretty stark contrast. And there's actually visible blue in the sky. Catching that in a shot of Seattle is like those photographers that photograph lightning. :)
phantomdotexe Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This one, this one I like. I personally -adore- cityscapes - historical, fantastical, sci-fi... <3

So to see one of my favorite cities, Seattle in all its glory - what a rare delight!

And I do like the trail of wash, too.
Mauser712 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is one I wish I had shot in higher resolution because there is so much detail. I took a lot of pics that day, although one I missed and hope to get another shot at is what I call "The Bainbridge Island Bicycle Race", because there are an insane number of bicycle commuters on that run, and they're the first to unload. I took shots of the ferry pulling in, but didn't realize what was about to happen as probably 40-50 bikes came streaming up the ramp.
jhwood9 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010   Traditional Artist
Beautiful, gorgeous. I have seen this view many, many a time (usually in the company of relatives, most of whom have passed away now). So, bittersweet memories.

Did you know the Smith Tower (on the right) used to be the tallest building in Seattle?
Mauser712 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I did not know that. I guess Seattle had its own equivalent of Willard Rouse. (The developer in the 1980's who violated the "Gentleman's Agreement" in Philly to not build higher than William Penn's hat on the top of City Hall. After him, all new buildings got taller.)
jhwood9 Featured By Owner May 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
I would guess that it was because Seattle transitioned from an industrial to a commercial downtown core. The waterfront used to be crowded with long low warehouses, but they're long gone now. My grandparents (who moved to Seattle in the late 1940s) once owned a series of water color paintings of downtown made during this time. It's amazing how much it has changed since then.
Mauser712 Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know the history all that well, but I've read some accounts of some MAJOR earthworks projects that changed the landscape a century ago. And somewhere I read recently that Yesler Way was a sort of log slide to the Yesler lumber mill at the water front, when logging took place at the top of First Hill(?).
jhwood9 Featured By Owner May 13, 2010   Traditional Artist
Look up the "Denny Hill Regrade" some time. Basically an entire hill was removed and dumped into Puget Sound; of interest, some homeowners disagreed with the motion and refused to move. So, these houses were left on tall pillars of rock as the excavation continued around them; some of them were 50 feet in the air before the owners caved. Or the houses did.
Mauser712 Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
That's the thing I was thinking of.
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