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Badass laser show in seattle. *Lots of pictures*

GooeyGus

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So here in seattle we have a place called the "Seattle Laser Dome". It's completely awesome. Every weekend they do four or five hour and fifteen minute shows to music by various artists. Tonight they did Laser Queen, Laser Floyd -- Dark Side of the Moon, laser Sublime, and Laser Floyd -- The Wall. The shows are a mix of animation and beam shows. The one I went to tonight was the dark side of the moon, and it was about 70% animation and 30% beam. Here is some info on the place:

"The Seattle Laser Dome at the Pacific Science Center has hosted spectacular laser rock shows for over twenty-five years and counting! Comprised of a geodesic dome spanning eighty feet in diameter, the theater was designed by renowned architect and engineer Buckminster Fuller for the 1962 World's Fair. Forty-five years later, the Seattle Laser Dome is the largest single-purpose laser theater in the world, utilizing three different lasers with twelve variable points of projection. Combined with an earth-shaking 14,000-watt digital sound system, you'll feel and see the music in a venue unlike any other."

Anyway, here are the pictures I took! I spent most of the time watching the show, and by the time I got the camera settings halfway decent to get good shots it was almost over. It was also very hard to get good shots of the animations, and I only got two good ones by the time I figured out how to make them look good. I could have gotten better pictures if I had more time to play with the camera settings, but this is what I came up with! First two are animation shots, the rest are the beams (some of which you can see the animations going on in the background)!

























Here are a couple cool pictures I took of the space needle/pacific science center from inside the Pacific science center.






Here are some pictures that were not taken by me, but the guy did a great job at capturing the animations!





















Thats all for now!! I had a picture of the "Behind the scenes" setup, but I cant find it!! Lets just say that the guy uses a LOT of coherent stuff.

Hope you enjoyed the pics as much as I enjoyed the show!!
 

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Re: Badass laser show in seattle. *Lots of picture

Wow that's total epic WIN :cool: I almost saved all the pics on my hd. How do you think they did on the 6 last pictures ?
 

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Re: Badass laser show in seattle. *Lots of picture

I think the last few pictures were taken when an actual show wasn't going on. Either that or he had permission to set up a tripod in the back of the dome to get the shots (after all, those are the pictures displayed on their official 'myspace' page). It is very hard to get pictures in there when a show is going on because you have to block any light that your camera makes, and the patterns change so fast it's hard to get the focus right. Also, on my pictures I forgot to turn up the ISO until the last couple of pictures, which made the last few pictures come out waaay better. With a tripod I could have gotten some really awesome high-res shots.
 
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Re: Badass laser show in seattle. *Lots of picture

Wish there was something like that nearby me....it seems there aren't as many of these laser shows around these days as back in the 70's and 80's. Cool pics, BTW!
 
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Re: Badass laser show in seattle. *Lots of picture

That's awesome. I would love to go to one of those shows!
 

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Re: Badass laser show in seattle. *Lots of picture

that looks sweet i might have to go in the next few weeks!
 

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Re: Badass laser show in seattle. *Lots of picture

um.. how'd they do that??
 

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Re: Badass laser show in seattle. *Lots of picture

that space needle picture confused me, it makes it look like those arches are surrounding the space needle, it really does.
 

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Re: Badass laser show in seattle. *Lots of picture

I hate you right now haha. I'm flying to Seattle to go to that some day If your argon is missing after I leave it wasn't me. ::)
 
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Re: Badass laser show in seattle. *Lots of picture

wow, those last few pictures are amazing. I wonder how much power there packing with those lasers ::)
 
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Re: Badass laser show in seattle. *Lots of picture

Very nice, Those arches are almost exactly the same color as my Blu-ray, wanna know how I know? ;)
 

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Re: Badass laser show in seattle. *Lots of picture

A lot of scanners and some strong lasers.
 

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i love the laser show downtown. been going there since i was a kid. its always fun to lay on the ground and look at the lasers above you as the bass from the music pumps your blood.
 

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Most impressive Laser Pictures i saw so far !

Scotty, one man to Seattle.
 




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