- Posted December 16, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
2013: Your greatest moment
2013 Best Moment - Trip to Seattle
By Jannet Walsh
From Murdock, Minnesota
Video shot in Seattle,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 the year.
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 Railroad.
There nothing more perfect than train travel and arriving at the station in walking distance of hotels and most attractions, like Seattle.
The trip was like a dream, as I wanted to show in the video, and it was the calm before the "storm" a few weeks before my aunt Margaret Walsh, age 95 died, Dec. 4, 2013. I would start to live or stay overnight at the nursing home until her death shortly after my return home to Minnesota from Seattle.
My aunt Margaret was featured in a 1940 Census story on CNN.com.
See story by Emanuella Grinberg, CNN
I had been a caregiver for three years, also caring for details for my late mother at the same time, Margaret Walsh.
I really think the trip to Seattle helped get me ready for the personal storm I was about to encounter, the death of a family member, three in five years: Mother, father and aunt.
Video and photos were shot in Seattle, Washington, Oct. 27, 2013 to Nov. 2, 2013.
Some of views in the video include 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 Couture, 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 W 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 had flyers printed to handout 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
iOgrapher, tripod mount for 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
By Tim McMorris