Monday, April 5, 2010

San Francisco at Dawn...


I'll try a movie for this panorama, otherwise you can click on the picture for a larger version. This is the most beautiful San Francisco at dawn. It looks tranquil, but it was quite cold and windy where I was standing. It was worth every moment for the view. For this panorama, I used a several jackets, tripod, remote release, long exposures and overlapped the images by a third. Using a panorama head such as the Nodal Ninja is ideal, but I used my standard tripod head and my Nikon 70-200mm lens for this image.  I used PTGui Pro to assemble the cityscape photos for this panorama.  Dawn and twilight are equally magical times to photograph cityscapes. The sparkling lights create a wonderful opportunity for photography and panoramas. Have fun shooting! ~ Deb