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Nikon D2X

Capture Date/Time: February 14, 2006 13:28
Focal Length: 40 mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/11 - 1/320 sec
ISO: 125
Flash: None

I have been trying to put together a decent panorama shot for a long time, and I think I have one that I'm finally happy with. This was a handheld shot taken from a parking garage I was at yesterday when I was at a doctor's appointment. There are four stitched-together shots. There were a few imperfections in the clouds that I was going to get rid of in PP, but then I started to feel guilty about doing that. (although stitching together shots to form a panorama is plenty of PP'ing in itself!) I was going to crop out the buildings in the lower foreground because they were initially a bit distracting, but at the end of the day I like them there for the near-far context. This web page doesn't display wide shots very well, so I'm going to try modifying the format a bit over the next month or so if I have time.


02.15.06, 11:16 AM, Mark Ellis. UK:

Crisp, clear and beautiful sky. I like it.

02.15.06, 01:33 PM, Dennis Rogers:

Well, it's an excellent shot (shots) Mike. It was a great decision also not to crop the buildings in the foreground. There's something about the way brick reflects horizontal sunlight, and I think the image would have been lessened without it.

02.15.06, 02:51 PM, Gary:

love this view Mike, I have wanted a west view for a long time, just haven't found the right time/place:)

02.15.06, 06:41 PM, Bob:

How appropriate to open this shot! The History Channel is running their show about the Sears Tower now and I have it on in the background! This is so incredibly sharp Mike, I love it.

02.15.06, 07:52 PM, Rock Kauser:

I've tried this a couple of times during my visits to Chicago and I've never come up with anything that I'm even close to happy with. This works quite well.

02.15.06, 10:02 PM, Keith:

Great format, the sky is made by that whispy cloud

02.15.06, 10:45 PM, pooh:

wow, great panorama! I have the same issue trying to post large format pics and was never able to figure out a good solution.

02.16.06, 03:36 AM, Sidney:

Nice ! Great skyline. This must represent a lot of PS work to stitch them perfectly together. Well worth the effort!

02.16.06, 04:00 AM, daid:

Nice city panorama - the orange in the buildings, deep blue in the sky & swirl of clous on the left, all make a top shot!

02.16.06, 06:56 AM, Chantal:

Great skyline view, great colour.

02.16.06, 10:45 AM, Jeremi:

You did a great job stitching them all together, that is something I haven't yet attempted!!

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