Harbor Island

Seattle’s Harbor Island is a bustling center of industrial activity. The man-made island is home to petroleum storage facilities, steel mills, foundries, shipyards, tugboat operations and the Port of Seattle shipping cargo container operations.
In my quest to find new and different vantage points of the city I recently hiked out onto this trailer truck access bridge to see if I could find an interesting view-point. Unfortunately looking towards the buildings downtown (West from here) only a small part of the skyline is visible amidst a sea of cargo shipping containers and cranes  that clutter up the foreground a of  wide-angle lens. I opted for a medium telephoto lens for this image and tried to use  the bridge and railway lines as framing elements. I like the business of all the various elements along with the lines and compression of the scene  from the longer focal length.  I plan to visit  this site again sometime for other opportunities when the light is more favorable.

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View of  the BP Fuel Storage Facility & Todd Shipyard  looking North from Harbor Island. Seattle, WA
Copyright © 2010 Jay Taylor Photography.
(5) Bracketed images taken using the Canon 1D Mark III dslr set on manual mode (M) with  Voightlander  90/f3,5 lens, tripod. The exposures were taken at 90 mm,  f/11 ,  ISO 100 using Center-weighted averaging metering. Post processing done in Lightroom 2.5, Photoshop CS3, tone-mapping in Photomatix Pro .
Please leave a comment below  if  you like what you see or have any other observations.
Thanks for stopping by,
JayT
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2 thoughts on “Harbor Island

  1. Hey Jay, I’ve been following your blog on and off for a while now. You sure are getting some interesting results. I would like to talk with you about some of the stuff you have been shooting lately. Hope to see you out there sometime soon.

    Tim

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