Daily Image - Mar 2012 Archive - sonofjohan
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06 Mar 12.  For those of you familiar with the area the image for today will be readily recognized as the Seattle waterfront; for those of you not familiar with the area it is a photo of the Seattle waterfront. Now, familiar or not, what is likely for the majority is an unfamiliarity with the history of said waterfront as well as the city itself. There are at least three, if not more, versions of its history depending upon who and what you read or have watched on the tube. Probably the most familiar story that many my age grew up with was called "Here Come the Brides" and the most likely stories about the city either come from a book called "Sons of the Profits" or several of many heavily biased history books on WA State. Of all these Bill Spiedel's book is probably without a doubt the best read as he combines a great deal of humor in his relating the story of the city. But it is in the reading of the book that brings to mind the generally less then desirable politics of the city that is now bringing us an underground thruway (tunnel to be more exact) in an area that is, at best, tideland fill, and not so stable at that. We have however come about our political conditions based on years of practice as is well documented in the best selling book. Today's depiction of the future thoroughfare was captured from the deck of another WA icon, a WA State ferry, this one transiting Puget Sound from the waterfront and sailing to Bainbridge Island, about 30 minutes west. The photo is a panorama consisting of 15 shots; the stitching of the individual frames  left the corners a bit warped and straightened what is not a parallel shoreline providing for a bit of a false perspective. In attempting to completely straighten the edges I messed up the Smith tower a wee bit; it isn't tipping over. The original image is approximately 72 inches in width.  ISO 200; 1/500 sec @ f /10.

06 Mar 12. For those of you familiar with the area the image for today will be readily recognized as the Seattle waterfront; for those of you not familiar with the area it is a photo of the Seattle waterfront. Now, familiar or not, what is likely for the majority is an unfamiliarity with the history of said waterfront as well as the city itself. There are at least three, if not more, versions of its history depending upon who and what you read or have watched on the tube. Probably the most familiar story that many my age grew up with was called "Here Come the Brides" and the most likely stories about the city either come from a book called "Sons of the Profits" or several of many heavily biased history books on WA State. Of all these Bill Spiedel's book is probably without a doubt the best read as he combines a great deal of humor in his relating the story of the city. But it is in the reading of the book that brings to mind the generally less then desirable politics of the city that is now bringing us an underground thruway (tunnel to be more exact) in an area that is, at best, tideland fill, and not so stable at that. We have however come about our political conditions based on years of practice as is well documented in the best selling book. Today's depiction of the future thoroughfare was captured from the deck of another WA icon, a WA State ferry, this one transiting Puget Sound from the waterfront and sailing to Bainbridge Island, about 30 minutes west. The photo is a panorama consisting of 15 shots; the stitching of the individual frames left the corners a bit warped and straightened what is not a parallel shoreline providing for a bit of a false perspective. In attempting to completely straighten the edges I messed up the Smith tower a wee bit; it isn't tipping over. The original image is approximately 72 inches in width. ISO 200; 1/500 sec @ f /10.

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