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Sat Feb 3, 2018, 06:34 PM

Sometimes, you need a Plan B...

...like when you spend several hours driving to Point Wilson, on the other side of Puget Sound, for some predicted great sunset light over the Sound and Mount Baker with the iconic Point Wilson lighthouse in the foreground. and, just as you get there, an unforecasted bank of fog in the Strait between the Olympic Peninsula and Vancouver Island brings a very quick and unspectacular end to the setting sunlight just as you're setting up for your first shot.

Fortunately, while the fog ruined that composition, the fog bank only affected the Strait itself. Turning south, the Peninsula blocked any fog buildup, and allowed me a nice view of sunset over the Marine Sciences Building at the Point, with Mount Rainier in the background. This was my first attempt at using Lightroom's built-in panorama creation tool, using a set of nine vertical images, and I must say I'm pleased with the result.

As I did with my last couple of submissions here, I vlogged this shoot.

NOTE: This will be the last filmed-on-an-iPhone-6 vlog, as I am upgrading my equipment to provide a more-professional look before the "photography season" up here begins in earnest by mid-March. Since I am hoping to make this a regular series at that time, if you would like to check it out and provide me with constructive criticism (here, rather than in the YouTube comments section), I would appreciate it. Also, if you do enjoy the video, please "like" it and consider subscribing...when, as I said before, I (hopefully) start posting more of these in spring, how viewers respond to my previous vlogs helps determine whether or not YouTube will make them more visible to the general public. Thanks!

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Sun Feb 4, 2018, 12:42 AM

1. I liked it, and I subscribed.

Beautiful images, as usual. Nice video. Interesting to put a face and voice to the regnaD kciN persona.

What is the music in your video? It certainly enhances it.

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Mon Feb 5, 2018, 07:30 PM

2. Thanks!

I use royalty-free music from Kevin McLeod -- there's a link to his site in the video's description. Most other photo vloggers I know use EpidemicSound.com; while their selections are nice, I find too many of their videos use the same pieces over and over again. I'm trying to get a different sound with McLeod's compositions.

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