I think this is one of my sharpest images, and I actually surprised myself with how well it came out with so many lights. As for the tripod...it was on sale for about $50 last Christmas break when I was in Montana, I needed something to work with so I bought it. It's not bad until I try to flip the camera up on it's side, it never stays at perfectly vertical so I always have to rotate things in photoshop a little bit. And sometimes when the wind blows really hard it tries to knock the whole thing over, I guess that's my fault for not hanging a weight in the middle.
Yay for Seattle...usually
I've never taken any cityscapes like this one (which is great by the way), but I have seen a nice vantage point from I-5 heading from Renton. I could see the cranes on the waterfront and almost the whole city. I really want to find a hill near SeaTac and get some panoramas of the city during a sunset
Well, I took several different exposures of this same shot trying to get it right, and when I did get the city exposed right I used photoshop to lighten up the bottom of the photo a little bit, the buildings and what not. It all comes with time/practice
heh, thanks. it just seems that there's so many of this same picture floating around, it's one of the popular vantage points for Seattle. over the summer when I'm back I'll have to drive around and get some more unique ones, see if I can't get one that is special to me