The 12th Man in Seattle

January 20, 2014  •  2 Comments

Seahawks is going to Super Ball. I and Quynh went to West Seattle to capture the 12th man display on a building (I believe Washington Mutual building) last Saturday (January 18th) evening. This day could have been the last evening to show the 12th on the building (at least for a while) if Seahawks did not win the game against SFO 49ers on Sunday. 

When I was heading to the spot, I made a plan to capture beautiful and large panorama with the 12th display so that I can make circular cityscape. When I arrived, the water surface of Puget Sound was very calm and reflected lots of city lights. I focused on the reflection, and panorama.

///It is interesting that Smith Tower is at 3 o'clock and Space Needle is at 6 o'clock.///

 

Followings are steps to create the circular image for your reference:

  1. Take large panorama image. (This case, I took 7 images from Queen Anne hills through CenturyLink Field, then stitched together.)
  2. Find the ending point (one in Queen Anne and other is in between Smith Tower and CenturyLink) where the altitude and brightness matches).
  3. Adjust Brightness differences between Left (Queen Anne) and Right (SODO) corners to make them almost equal.
  4. Rotate 180 degrees, then [distort][polar coordinate conversion] filter.
  5. Resize to make square (unlock the aspect ratio lock). This becomes Outer Circle.
  6. Use the same panorama image, then flip vertically, then [distort][polar ordinate conversion] filter.
  7. Resize to make square. This becomes Inner Circle.
  8. Adjust the size of Inner Circle image file and cut into a circular shape.
  9. Paste Inner Circle to Outer Circle.

[note] In order to change the outer circle buildings to be larger (taller) or smaller (shorter), you will need to change the vertical position of ground level line before polar coordinate conversion. The higher the ground level line, the smaller (shorter) the building will become. The lower the ground level line, the larger (taller) the building will become.

You will need lots of try and errors to obtain satisfactory result(s). It takes time but is worth trying.

Other images can be found with the following link.

http://www.seattledigitalphoto.com/p882739305

 


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2.Amazed(non-registered)
I want this in my living room :)
1.Mary(non-registered)
LOVELY thank you for such wonderful photo's.
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