Clear winter days are rare in Seattle; we generally suffer through the winter in a cloud of gray. A couple times a year we get a cold snap with clear skies, which bring out the sun, a welcome sight. This weekend we had one of those cold snaps and I found myself up early in the morning on a particularly cold day. What I found was eerie.
There was no one out. At all. Even the homeless who are up in the parks seemed to have retreated to the warm of the shelters. I grabbed my camera and headed out, trying to document the abandoned city, and what I produced was this weekend’s short, “Abandoned Seattle”.
A word about cameras: I used the C100 and a monopod here…wanted to keep it light so I could move quickly and get the shots before the city thawed out. It handled really well, considering the temp was below freezing the whole time. My fingers, on the other hand, were not so resilient.
Posted here are some random shots from my first couple of days with the Canon C100. Since I mostly shoot run and gun outdoor adventure stuff as a sole filmmaker- I was most interested in seeing how the camera worked in available light. I wanted to see how fast and easy it was to get a shot.
Having filmed the last couple of years on the 5DII and the Panasonic Af-100, I am really liking the c100. It is so easy to film with. Many of these shots (as you can tell) are hand held with a 16-35 non IS lens. Not too bad. The clarity is wonderful and the low light and dynamic range is apparent. For the Garden of the Gods shots, I was a bit sloppy with the slider. It was 1 degree outside and I was quickly trying to get the job done.
I shot most of this with a 16-35 lens. Wide DR, internal codec and light color correcting in Davinci Resolve.