2014-01-01 Skagit Preserve Apenglow [wide wallpaper]

I have never seen such amazing cloudscapes except in Skagit county. And luckily, even if they are not just quite as vivid as what I cook up, they offer me the inspiration of pre-visualisation.

2014-01-01-skagit-pano-a

Another note I must add is that Hugin is now easier than ever to use. I really appreciate Hugin and every time it becomes easier to use — and this time I added a 1.66 bracketed stack of exposures — it did wonderfully. I added essentially a 4-stop ND gradient (mutiply) on this sky to get the sky and ground about equal in Gimp.

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Former Columbia Brewery, Astoria, OR

Former Columbia Brewery, Astoria, OR

Former Columbia Brewery, Astoria, OR

Former Columbia Brewery, Astoria, OR

This is from the alleyway where the trolley tracks are. Notice how all the copper wiring has been pulled (and presumably recycled). Anyone know if this was it’s last position, and its actually gone?