By Jannet Walsh
From Murdock, Minnesota
Oct. 27, 2013 to Nov. 2, 2013
My trip to Seattle on the Empire Builder Amtrak train from St. Cloud, Minn., was one of my favorite parts of 2013.
I’ve been several times to Seattle on the train as a child as my late father Martin J. Walsh Jr. worked for the Great Northern and Burlington Northern Railroads.
The trip was dream like in many ways, as I wanted to show in the video, and it was the calm before the “storm” a few weeks before my aunt Margaret Anne Walsh‘s death, Dec. 4, 2013. I would start to live or stay overnight at the nursing home until her death.
I had been a caregiver for three years, also caring for details for my late mother at the same time.
I really think the trip to Seattle helped get me ready for the personal storm I was about to encounter, the death of another family member.
Video and photos were shot in Seattle, Washington, Oct. 27, 2013 to Nov. 2, 2013.
Some of views in the video include the famous Pike Place Fish Market, the Space Needle, the Seattle Monorail, Puget Sound historic Amtrak King Street Station, street views from shops, such as fashion designer Luly Yang, a ferry ride between Seattle to Bainbridge Island and view from the city.
Evening views of the Space Needle were shot from a neighborhood city park at Kerry Park, 211 West Highland Drive, Seattle, offering a view of Elliott Bay, central city and Mount Rainier. Camera buffs from around the world capture the Space Needle on the 500-foot pedestal and the ferries gliding across the water. The land was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kerry to the city of Seattle in 1927, for all to enjoy the view, according to the sign at the park.
Below is a list of details of gear I used for the video. Everywhere I went in Seattle, I was being asked about my iPad Mini mounted on a tripod with the iOgrapher, special mount for the iPad Mini, almost wish I flyers as I spent a lot of time talking about my photo gear.
Gear used for video Seattle Timelapse:
Nikon Coolpix WD110
37mm lens iPad Mini used with iOgrapher
Timelapse Apps for iPhone and iPad Mini
Tripod, Manfrotto 190CXPro3
Mini tripod, Manfrotto 2009
Micro Ball Head,Manfrotto 492LCD, to mount extra camera on top of iPad Mini iOgrapher
DiffCase for iPhone tripod mount
FinalCut Pro X
Royalty Free Music