MikeCeglady
MikeCeglady

Flow Panorama



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18 Comments | Report
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta February 21, 2014
Lovely pano. Congratulations.
photojourney
 
photojourney February 21, 2014
Congratulations! Super capture!!!
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates February 21, 2014
Great shot! Congrats!
catini
 
catini February 21, 2014
Very nice, congrats on your feature!
philipbebbington
 
philipbebbington February 21, 2014
Stunning landscape image. Congrats
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan February 21, 2014
#Wonderful night lighting, nice detail......great panoramic presentation......terrific capture. Congrats on the feature.
lito
 
lito February 21, 2014
Congratulations!
zyxwv
 
zyxwv February 21, 2014
Way cool congrats!
BowmanLifeStudios
 
BowmanLifeStudios February 21, 2014
Really cool long exposure, very nice details! Nicely done!
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud February 21, 2014
Great shot!! Congrats on your Feature!
Jewel
 
Jewel February 21, 2014
Great shot! Congratulations on your feature!
wheelerdealer PRO+
 
wheelerdealer February 21, 2014
Beautiful shot, congratulations!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter February 21, 2014
Beautiful capture. Congrats. - Jake
AlexGaflig
 
AlexGaflig February 21, 2014
What a stunning shot, from a really cool POV!!!
saurilhutabarat
 
saurilhutabarat March 01, 2014
nice work..congrats !!
KapturesbyKaren PRO+
 
KapturesbyKaren March 01, 2014
Amazing!
sarahmirkin Premium
 
sarahmirkin July 14, 2014
absolutely spectacular long exposure and city view! Love the light trails on the bridge!
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi September 10, 2014
stunning.vtd. good luck

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken on Yerba Buena Island (between San Francisco and Oakland), facing downtown San Francisco. There's a nice spot that anyone can get to if you drive to the top of the island, but there's a chain link fence between you and the view. If you're adventurous (like me), you can opt to take a walk, dodge traffic and climb the hill underneath to bypass the fence for a clear view.
Time
I took this panorama at about 11pm on a Wednesday night. It was a good night because the constant wind that normally blows was calmer that day, and each shot was an eight second exposure.
Lighting
It took some experimentation to find the right exposure setting for the series of shots. I wanted the bridge and the city to be bright, and I wanted decent trails in the taillights of the passing traffic. I had to time each shot to capture the blinking lights on top of the bridge, too.
Equipment
I used my Nikon D3200 and a Sigma DC HSM 18-250mm Macro/Zoom lens at about 32mm, supported by my Manfrotto MK293A4 tripod. I triggered each frame with a Nikon IR remote on a 2 second delay.
Inspiration
I was obsessed with taking nighttime photos of the Bay Bridge and downtown San Francisco for a while during the summer of 2013, and I had already done a single-frame shot of the bridge itself from the same spot a month or two before which turned out great. Check out that image here: http://www.viewbug.com/photo/4142628 Although I was happy with it, I wanted to do it in a panorama, and I didn't have the supporting shots I needed. So, back I went.
Editing
The image was stitched together in Photoshop and adjusted for clarity, saturation and some curve adjustments were made. I had to straighten each individual image before stitching them together (because I was on a steep hill in the dark with a ballhead), and the final image was also cropped to try to make it as symmetrical as possible.
In my camera bag
I carry all of my equipment in a LowePro Slingshot 200 backpack (with the exception of the tripod which hangs on the outside). If it doesn't fit in that backpack, it gets sold! My current set of gear is a Nikon D3200, a Sigma DC HSM 18-250mm Macro/Zoom, a Nikkor AF-S DX 35mm prime, a Nikon IR remote, Vello macro extension tubes (36mm, 20mm, 12mm), and a Nikon SB 700 Speedlite. I carry a Manfrotto MK293A4 tripod as well.
Feedback
If you'd like to end up with an image like this, you have to think a little outside of the box. To find the spot to take this, I had to explore the area when it was light out. You have to be willing to hike a little, dodge traffic, and climb steep hills (and possibly fall down them as well), all in the dark. Bring a flashlight and extra batteries. Long exposures drain your battery fast! And when doing multiple shots to stitch together for panoramas, double-check each shot to make sure it's clear before moving on to the next one.

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