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This is intended to invoke a sense of vertigo in the viewer.
Taken from a tower on the East side of Manhattan, out a window, live view focusing. Handheld...
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This is intended to invoke a sense of vertigo in the viewer.
Taken from a tower on the East side of Manhattan, out a window, live view focusing. Handheld. * NOT taken using a drone or quadcopter .
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Blueyeswgtn PRO+
 
Blueyeswgtn October 12, 2015
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Blueyeswgtn October 12, 2015
Awesome Photo
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nandicmb October 14, 2015
Congratulations on your Contest Finalist win in From The Top Photo Contest!
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ConnieFisherFineArt March 09, 2016
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deannefortnam October 27, 2016
Outstanding image Connie!
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ConnieFisherFineArt January 15, 2017
Thanks so much Deanne!
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PSD9253 June 02, 2017
Fantastic shot....well done
adavies PRO
 
adavies July 10, 2017
Fantastic! Love this...really well done! :)

Behind The Lens

Location
This glass tower in the lower portion of the frame will always be , to me, One UN Hotel , because I helped design this project as a 21-year old architect working with Kevin Roche . So this place has special meaning for me.
Time
It was taken during the early evening .
Lighting
I love photographing the city during the blue hour , not quite dark , as one can still see the details of the buildings' exteriors .
Equipment
No flash was used. I use the Canon 6D, with the 16-35mm 2.8 lens which is my favorite.
Inspiration
I wanted to create the sensation of vertigo with this image. It helps that I know the building so well. The client (UNDC) had asked us to give them operable Windows , and of course we were against this! It is a skyscraper ! In the end they won out. The Windows no longer slide open as much as they once did but enough to be able to reach out with my camera carefully secured to me. I've perfected the art of the steady support while using live-view focusing from years of practice . By tilting the camera down and selecting the focal point I wanted , I was able to achieve the effect I was after.
Editing
I keep my processing surprisingly simple , using LR for the most part, knowing that if I have good light, it is all I need.
In my camera bag
In addition to the 6D, I always carry the Canon 70-200 4.0, and a 24-85 zoom . I also have a wide assortment of filters that I use depending on the circumstances, including polarizing and ND filters for LE work , but especially rely on ND grads (soft) as I am most essentially a wide angle landscape photographer- often needing to balance out the brightness of any sky with darker foreground .
Feedback
When it is impractical to use a tripod ( I have a Gitzo with RRS ballhead) - I often use live- view focusing . I feel this technique slows me down the way a tripod might, being very careful with framing and composition . It also allows me to capture unconventional viewpoints whether reaching over my head or reaching around a visual barrier . I usually use just the camera strap pulled taught to create a stable base , but even better would be to add a third strap from camera body to your waist to give you the " tripod" effect . With enough practice you will find two points are enough . Happy photographing !

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