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    Default Sunsets of Edmonds, WA.

    I take sunset photos in various locations along Puget Sound in Edmonds, WA. The location varies with the season as the sunset travels up and down the Olympic Penninsula throughout the year. I'll post them on this thread rather than start a new one each day I am out.

    It has been a very wet autumn and winter, which has resulted in very few sunsets. Here are photos of the last good sunset, taken Friday (1/25/13) from the jetty at Brackett's Landing.

    Question: I have several Canon cameras and lenses. Are you the viewers interested in the specific cameras and lenses I used to take the photos, or would you rather I don't bother posting that info?

    5D Mk III + 24-105L wide angle zoom using the HDR feature.
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    7D + 100-400L telephoto zoom (no HDR)
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    Edit: I'm sorry the photos are out of order. I attached them in sequence, but they were posted up in random order.

    Edit by Bob: I think I've fixed that now. Waiting for Bill to verify I get the sequence right.

    More Edit by Bill: Thanks Bob. I figured out how to attach the photos in sequence and insert text. And yes, you did get them in order. I moved the last one out of order as I took it with a different camera and lens than the others.
    Last edited by Bill Anderson; 02-05-2014 at 12:00 AM.
    Bill Anderson; Edmonds (near Seattle), WA.

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    very nice.... yes i wish we would see more sunsets here

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    Bill, I've gone in and edited your post to show the images inline using the [attach] code.

    To use that, once your images are uploaded, you click on the paperclip icon choose "insert all" and it will put them all in with the code looking something like "attach xxxxx /attach" (I've left off the "[" part to avoid confusing the forum.)

    You can then preview your message and move the attachments around by moving the "attach" code to where you need it. That allows the attachments to show up in whatever sequence you desire, no matter how they are uploaded. You can also intermingle photos and text, as shown above, to make a nice photo story sequence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Anderson View Post
    Question: I have several Canon cameras and lenses. Are you the viewers interested in the specific cameras and lenses I used to take the photos, or would you rather I don't bother posting that info?
    Tell us the info when you think it will be informative. For example, in this sequence, you've provided a nice comparison of what the various lenses and setting will do. So that's good info and worth posting.

    If you're shooting in broad daylight at 70 mm and f8, then it's probably not as important, unless you've done it in a way that's unusual, for example using a telephoto for portrait work.
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    Rain was predicted for Thursday (2/7/13), but it turned out to be a sunny day instead. My son and I went to the north end of Marina Park to take our first sunset shots in ages.

    I found a large piece of driftwood to add something to the foreground.
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    Then I recruited Daren to stand on the beach to add something more to the foreground.
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    Going...
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    Going...
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    Gone.
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    Last edited by Bill Anderson; 02-05-2014 at 12:03 AM.
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    This winter's weather has been such that my next opportunity for sunset shots was not until eight days later. Friday (2/15/13) was sunny and warm, although it cooled off rapidly up on Sunset Ave. as the sun went down and the wind picked up.

    Preset: Edmonds-Kingston ferry and the 4:30pm Seattle-Everett Sounder. 5D mk III + 24-105L zoom, tripod mount
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    Sunset: Same equipment using the camera's HDR feature on natural setting.
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    Afterset: Same equipment using the camera's HDR feature on art bold (aka: full psychedelic) setting. This is for members too young to have experienced the 60's and those who experienced the 60's all too well and cannot remember the decade
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    Last edited by Bill Anderson; 02-05-2014 at 12:04 AM.
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    Sunsets have been few and far between up here since last summer. We had a beautiful one on Easter Sunday, which was also the final day of March. My daughter and son-in-law were over for Easter dinner, so I didn't get to break free until the last minute. I knew every parking spot on Sunset Ave. would be taken, so I headed for my backup spot farther north on Ocean Ave.

    Compare the location of the sunset in these photos to those I took in January and February.
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    The sun is over halfway through its annual journey north.
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    Amtrak's evening Vancouver, BC bound Cascade just missed the sunset by a minute or two.
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    A southbound freight rolled by after the Cascade had passed.
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    Last edited by Bill Anderson; 03-31-2013 at 10:15 PM.
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    I particularly like the last shot, Bill. The da-glow makes for an interesting contrast to the water and sunset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry O View Post
    I particularly like the last shot, Bill. The da-glow makes for an interesting contrast to the water and sunset.
    The "da-glow" is actually reflective tape called "Scotch-Lite", which is put on the engines as a safety measure to reflect the light of automoble headlights at grade crossings. It also works well on clothing, such as your bicycle riding apparel.
    http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...al/Scotchlite/

    The reflection can enhance or ruin a flash photograph of a train. Someone on another forum came up with a way to minimize it, which may be worth my exploring.
    http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/...ad.php?t=42783
    Last edited by Bill Anderson; 03-31-2013 at 11:18 PM.
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    Nice shots Bill. I'm with Terry on that last pic. Nicely captured!

    Chad

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