Seattle Sunset from Columbia Tower

Glorious Seattle Sunset: Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 50mm f/1.4

Tonight’s annual UW Radiology graduation banquet was held again at Columbia Tower in downtown Seattle.  I’ve been going for the past nine years, camera in hand, and praying for great light, as the view from the 76th floor is nothing short of amazing.  Each year, I leave disappointed, but not tonight.  I was fortunate enough to witness an unbelievably fantastic sunset.  The evening was even more special, because this was my first year as Fellowship Program Director for Pediatric Radiology.  It was a great evening, and congratulations to all the graduates!

Mt. Baker Over Seattle: Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 50mm f/1.4

Congrats to Class of 2010 UW Radiology Residents!: Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II

10 Comments
  • Ann & Dileep Bhandarkar
    June 6, 2010

    spectacular is an understatement!

  • Kalpana Kanal
    June 7, 2010

    Beautiful as always! You were lucky to have all that sunshine.

  • Chris Budech
    June 7, 2010

    Mahesh, Great shot of Seattle in all it’s glory.

    I’m considering the Panasonic DMC-ZS7.

    Amazon has a good price on it.

    I’t not the GF1, but what do you think a good deal at a little over #300–what do you think of the GPS function is it intersting to have?

    Thanks, Chris Budech

    • Mahesh
      June 8, 2010

      Chris, thanks for the comments and questions. I have no experience with the Pany ZS7, but I’ve heard some good things about it. I wish my GF-1 had a GPS function on it. Currently I carry around a the AMOD device which is a small GPS recorder. I sync the times of the AMOD and GF-1. When I download images from my camera, I match up the times of the two devices, and geotag all my shots. It would be great if the GPS was built into the camera already. So, I think the GPS function of the ZS7 is a great feature, provided it doesn’t drain the battery too much and it’s fairly accurate.

  • Som Prabhu
    June 7, 2010

    The photographs are truly exquisite!

    • Mahesh
      June 8, 2010

      Som, thank you for the kind comment. I’m glad you enjoyed my shots.

  • Chris Budech
    June 10, 2010

    Mahesh, did you use layering in the digital darkroom to obtain the rich purplish water and golden sky in Glorius Seattle Sunset. I’ve never tried any layering.
    Do you use a layering technique quite a bit?

    • Mahesh
      June 16, 2010

      Chris, thanks again for the comment. I often use layers in Photoshop to blend multiple bracketed exposures. It’s a wonderful technique to expand the dynamic range of a photo, without introducing noise.

  • Chris Budech
    June 18, 2010

    Hi Mahesh, quick question:
    I ended up getting the Panasonic Lumix Zs7 and had fun trying it out at my daughter’s HS Graduation last night. I’m curious to see how the digital movie comes out. Anyway question is, do you download your pictures onto the software provided to you with your cameras, or do you download directly oto Photoshop. We now have cannon software and Lumix and also have the entry level photoshop, and not sure if the lumix software should be the default for Lumix and the canon default for Canon–and then choose photos to work on in Photoshop–or just go directly to photoshop. Sorry for what turns out to be longer question than thought. thanks, Chris Budech

    • Mahesh
      June 27, 2010

      Chris, thanks again! I think I answered your question when last we spoke, right? :D

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