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Seattle Timelapse – iOgrapher

View video at Vimeo

By Jannet Walsh

From Murdock, Minnesota

Oct. 27, 2013 to Nov. 2, 2013


Jannet Walsh with iOgrapher, a tripod mount for the iPad Mini, at Kerry Park in Seattle, Washington.

Jannet Walsh with iOgrapher, a tripod mount for the iPad Mini, at Kerry Park in Seattle, Washington.

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.


Jannet Walsh used the iOgrapher, a tripod mount for the iPad Mini, at Kerry Park in Seattle, Washington.

Gear used for video Seattle Timelapse:

Nikon Coolpix WD110

iPhone 5

iPad Mini

37mm lens iPad Mini used with iOgrapher

iOgrapher, tripod mount for iPad Mini

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

Video edited

FinalCut Pro X

Music: “Translation”

Royalty Free Music

By Tim McMorris




All Aboard! Old Mission Santa Barbara Part Two video posted

Minnesota Native Daughter
Nov. 13, 2011
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

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 All Aboard! video playlist

Note: My travel is complete, and I am back home safe in Minnesota.
Jannet Walsh

Follow blogger Jannet Walsh on her Amtrak train trip on the famous Empire Builder from St. Cloud, Minnesota to Portland, Oregon, and the Coast Starlight, from Portland, Oregon, to Santa Barbara, California, and back home to Minnesota.

Learning about blogging on the train, recording video with Skype on board, creating iPhone videos, while enjoying America’s landscape from coach seating and the sleeping car.

Follow the series at http://mnnativedaughter.areavoices.com/category/amtrak/.

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All aboard! Blogger Jannet Walsh

Native Minnesotan Jannet Walsh is a blogger, columnist, journalist, photojournalist, terrier owner, hula hooper and more! Contact her at jannetwalsh.com Click here to view full biography. View her other blog at http://jannetwalsh.blogspot.com/.

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