Toby Harriman

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The Secret Service Approach

Published September 12th, 2012

Well I didn't shoot the Zakim Bridge as much as I would have liked. I had so many spots I wanted to get it was hard to hit them all at the right time. There is one spot I really wanted to get but it might have to wait until I can pay my way to it!

So we wandered around the area for a bit trying to get the perfect spot. For a while I just wasn't happy with any angle that we came to. Finally we saw this parking garage and had to get to the top of it. So we walk in, went up the stairs to the top deck and found this pretty awesome view. It had a ledge, so I just spread the tripod legs and put it over the ledge and it held up nicely. I started taking some bracketed shots and then did a timelapse for the rest of it.

Down on the street we noticed this couple which were on a run and all geared up for it. The kept looking up at us though, like something was up. My tripod did look a bit odd the way I had it clawed around the ledge. But it's just a camera with some filters on it. It looked li ...

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My 19 Hour Trip

Published August 16th, 2012

It was 1pm when I decided to go on this adventure and was out the door by 2pm and on my way to Sparks Lake, Oregon from San francisco. I definitely didn't plan to well, not that I had to much time to. Service wasn't great at all. When I got there I wasn't exactly sure where to go, so I took a road around the lake trying to find a spot looking north and over the lake. I got lucky and drove right to that spot, all at around 9:30pm. Not that there are many roads to take anyways, but it was dark and I was in a hurry! I got some shots just near the end of blue hour and then started to timelapse for a bit. I think I was a night late for shooting the Aurora though. At least from what I saw on Google+ from the night before I was at the same location. I still got some pinks though, especially because I decided to so 900 second shot at ISO 320. You could see a little pink with your naked eye, but all the color was pretty much gone by midnight. I was glad I got there when I did or I would have mi ...

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