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Nikon D2X

Capture Date/Time: January 10, 2004 8:35
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F5 - 1/1000 sec
Focal Length: 13 mm
ISO: 200
Flash: None

This is a "planetized" panoramic shot of the Chicago skyline that I took almost exactly two years ago today. I found it in my archives after someone asked me for a decent skyline shot. Lately, the blogs of my friends Archie at Whateverland and Micki at Shutterbug Underexposed have posted absolutely amazing planetized shots. They were kind enough to explain the technique, which basically involves converting a panorama into a polar coordinated workspace in Photoshop. Thanks for the inspiration!


01.12.07, 02:08 AM, P.J.:

Very cool effect you got going on. Awesome!

01.12.07, 11:45 AM, Baz:

Great use of the planetize technique Mike. Would like to see more, more, more!!

01.12.07, 11:57 AM, Ashish Sidapara:

Yeah, this planet thingy has been all around lately .. i need to get a decent skyline shot to try one .. love it!!

01.12.07, 04:06 PM, Jeremi:

That is just TOO COOL!!! Now I'll have to try for a skyline shot to do this!

01.12.07, 05:58 PM, McAWilliams:

I also have seen this technique been used a bit in the past few weeks I think I may have to give it a go myself. Great shot Mike, nice to have all them skyscrapers to shoot!

01.12.07, 09:08 PM, Ana:

Fun, innit??

01.13.07, 07:52 PM, Sidney:

Wow! Awesome effect ! Nice image!

01.14.07, 03:54 PM, Carrrl:

This is cool photography for sure. Just add some numbers, a long hand and a short hand, and you'll have a really cool clock!

01.14.07, 09:11 PM, cool daddio:

Okay there is the 'hey that's cool' effect and there is the Holy Freakin Cow effect which you hav achieved here!

01.15.07, 07:08 AM, Frank:

Yes, this is very cool. I like it a lot.

01.15.07, 08:50 AM, Keith:

It is definately the thing of the moment but this is an excellent example

01.16.07, 04:35 PM, Rock:

Wonder way to display a city's skyline. Lake Michigan gets a wacky look from the processing. I like it a lot.

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