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Old Dec 18, 2014, 8:22 PM   #1
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Here's a couple shots of the International Fountain at the Seattle Center and a few of the exterior of the EMP Museum. On the second picture of the fountain the two beams going straight up might be mistaken for lights but they're water. Shot from what are referred to as Super Shooters. Sixty Six gallons are fired from the nozzles in a single blast (that you can feel in your bones) and reach a height of 120 feet. Startling when you don't expect it.

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Very interesting subject, and excellent night photography. Well done.
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Good stuff! You're right, I was trying to figure out how they got the light beams out in #2.
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Good stuff! You're right, I was trying to figure out how they got the light beams out in #2.
Thanks guys. For scale, the top of the dome is about 10 feet off the ground which would indicate there's only about a third of the height of the blast in the frame. It takes a few seconds but it's also fun to watch the water (66 gallons per shooter x up to four shooters = 264 gallons) crash back down on the dome.
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Fantastic set of picture Alan, 3-4-and 5 are super shots.

I really like the way you compose your pictures, on your vertical shots the main focus point of your pictures are on the upper 1/3 of your pictures, and it is working great with all the scenes you had posted.

I always have some challenges composing my pictures in vertical mode.

Thank you for posting.

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Thanks Marcelo. The new tripod is a big plus. All these were taken at ISO100 which helped keep the noise down. As far as composition goes, I think the shape of the building itself forces one to look at things differently.
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Woah, that's one cool shot Alan. A totally new view of the Needle for me.
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some very interesting forms and you did nicely composing them, I really like the last shot of the first set with the people appearing almost like shadows, very cool.
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ALL Great shots
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Very clear and sharp
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Woah, that's one cool shot Alan. A totally new view of the Needle for me.
Thanks Greg- Here's another view of the Needle from the glass house at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Because of its height and prominence it's kind of fun to figure out how to include in a composition since sometimes you can't otherwise avoid it.
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