Canon EOS 5D Mark II - 100 - f/13.0 - 3/10 - 17 mm
Skyscrapers reflecting in a metal piece of art, New York
Image size: 5323 x 7097 pixels (37,8 Mpx)
For photographers interested in how it was made:
It is a panorama combined from 3 frames to create an ultra wide angle image using my favourite lens, the Canon 17mm tilt/shift. The final image was stitched from an upper, middle and lower frame (with good overlap) by shifting the lens while the camera was on a tripod (manual exposure and manual focus so you can make sure you use the same settings on all 3 frames), no tilt was used.
I made 3 exposures (-2, 0, +2 stops) per frame.
I first merged the 3 different exposures from the upper frame using PS ‘HDR pro’ (keep the white point slider all the way to the right at this point) and exported the file as a 32bit .tiff and then imported the file in ‘Lightroom’ and edited only the exposure, highlights, shadows, whites and blacks to get an overall good exposure with details in the highlights and shadows and exported it again as a 16bit .tiff (because PS can’t stitch 32bit files later on) Then did the same for the middle and lower frame (with the same settings). After that, I stitched the 3 edited frames in PS using ‘Photomerge’(under: File - Automate - Photomerge) Then I converted it to a black and white (neutral conversion) and started editing to alter the light, mainly by using selections and the ‘Curves’ tool in those selected areas.
Lid sinds: 17-06-2015