I am migrating this site to a new host to provide additional functionality. I will try to migrate all subscribers, but that is a bit iffy. You might check back in a week or so and re-subscribe to be sure you are notified of new content.
April 21, 2023: The site migration is complete. It took a little longer than I expected. 🙂
On September 8, 2022, Edmonds had a low tide of -1.7 feet. That happens frequently, so it’s nothing too exciting. Except this day we had sunshine and I had my drone up in the air. Lots of people were out enjoying the beach, and it seemed like the perfect time and place for a few photos.
The ferry was at the dock. At these low tides, it is possible to walk under the ferry dock without getting your feet wet (at least not very wet – wear boots).
Update April 21, 2023:
I have moved Edmonds-on-Puget-Sound to a new host, and now have additional capabilities. Before, I could not embed a 360° photo in the page and had to link to a different site to display it. Now I can embed it directly here, as below. Click and drag in the 360° photo below, use your scroll wheel to zoom in and out. Or click the small square in the upper right corner to view it full screen (which I highly recommend).
I’ve been playing with 360° photography for several months. For me, this is a fun new way of doing photography.
The simplified explanation of the process is to shoot enough images to capture all directions, then stitch these images together (I’m using a program called PTGui) into a special format. To create the image below, I shot from a drone at 200′, in RAW to capture the wide range of brightness from shadows to sun reflections, then processed the images in Lightroom, sent these processed images to PTGui to generate the panorama, cleaned up the sky a bit in Photoshop (there’s a hole where the drone is – the camera can’t shoot straight up), then generated the final image using PTGui.
To see all of the panoramas I have published, check out my Panorama Page at roundme.com/@garystebbins. When on that page, click the “TOURS” button to see the images I have published. Some images have been shot with my camera on a tripod, while others have been shot from a drone. I’m still experimenting and learning.
The image below is a snapshot from a panorama that was shot from a drone at 200′ above the beach just north of Brackett’s Landing. I can’t display a 360° panorama directly in this blog, so you will need to click on the image to open it in a 360° Panorama viewer. For fun, open this from a tablet, like an iPad, and be more immersed in the experience! 🙂
Edmonds, Washington, is a great small town on the shore of Puget Sound.