Great Wheel of Fortune

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Just imagine the lucky few who are riding the Great Wheel on this day as the fiery sun sets. What an experience those riders have to share with family and friends.

I knew the day was going to good for capture sunsets in Seattle. The weather report had sun and partly cloudy later in the day so I took a chance and showed up at Miners Landing to capture the setting sun.

This image was capture on the way to my final location right under the Great Wheel to watch and photograph the brilliant setting sun. Truly, I captured some great shots and I think this is one of my favorites of the day. I hope you like it as well .

Camera Settings:

ISO: 100  |  16mm  |  f 18  |  1/160

Equipment and Software:

Nikon D600 (Not sold any longer) A bump to a D610 DSLR Camera with 24-85mm Lens would be ideal.

Tokina 16-28mm

MeFoto Tripod

LightRoom 5 with help from PhotoSerge Landscape Pre-Sets

Photomatix Pro 5.0 (Download)

This is a single shot HDR image. Prints of the Great Wheel of Fortune start at $23. I recommend Metallic finish.

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