andreafanelli
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Boston sunset



Probably the most technical shot I have ever taken. Four shots of 4 different exposure and focus points merged together:
- 1 picture for the chain (1-8, f...
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Probably the most technical shot I have ever taken. Four shots of 4 different exposure and focus points merged together:
- 1 picture for the chain (1-8, f10, ISO200)
- 1 for the water (60 sec, f10, ISO200)
- 1 for the sky (30 sec, f10, ISO 200)
- 1 for the sun (10sec, f11, ISO 200).
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heathercunnington
 
heathercunnington April 28, 2016
WOW! Absolutely amazing shot!
fredpruitt PRO+
 
fredpruitt August 09, 2016
Awesome point of view !
andreafanelli
andreafanelli August 10, 2016
Thank you!!
cdavidwharton
 
cdavidwharton August 10, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
cdavidwharton
 
cdavidwharton August 10, 2016
Love the vantage point. The chain and bitts (?) & the sun just peeking through in the center. I love it. Bravo!!!
andreafanelli
andreafanelli August 10, 2016
Thank you so much!!
brandonbowman
 
brandonbowman September 07, 2016
Your skill and technical prowess shines through here. Very well done!
LeslieByrdPhotography PRO+
 
LeslieByrdPhotography September 07, 2016
Absolutely gorgeous! Superb composition!
steveweaver
 
steveweaver September 07, 2016
Fantastic photograph love clean sharp building's.
Bamboleobamboleo
 
Bamboleobamboleo December 08, 2016
Funny, I literally have the same shot from the same place, great job :)
kjfishman
 
kjfishman December 11, 2016
Great job of merging the images!
adavies PRO
 
adavies December 20, 2016
Fantastic! Love this...really well done! :)
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz February 03, 2017
Beautiful work! Voted in 'covers' contest.
canahtam
 
canahtam March 09, 2017
wohooo Boston is my home! :)
charliepeepers
 
charliepeepers April 11, 2017
Awesome shot, I love that spot.
ruebusch
 
ruebusch April 16, 2017
Nicely Done.
marchesedp PRO
 
marchesedp July 18, 2017
Wow!
davidisaacyoung PRO
 
davidisaacyoung July 24, 2017
Brilliant shot, I'm really loving this. For some reason I never would have thought to make an HDR that way. Thanks for sharing the info, that's great. What did you use to merge them together?
SteBil30 PRO
 
SteBil30 December 21, 2017
WOW, what a shot, you really nailed it!
PhilCX
 
PhilCX January 15, 2018
I’d happily hang that on a wall. Well done!
Henklet PRO+
 
Henklet February 18, 2018
Dang this is perfect!
bobbytaylor71 Premium
 
bobbytaylor71 May 07, 2018
An outstanding creative POV ... Amazing capture ...
martinburgess PRO+
 
martinburgess May 09, 2018
Superb photo.
randyblack PRO+
 
randyblack December 22, 2018
Stellar image!
DAsEye
 
DAsEye Jan 09
Great shot, love the lighting and composition. Boston?

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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken from Fan Pier Park in the Boston Waterfront.
Time
I planned this shot fairly in advance. I was waiting for the optimal position of the sun behind the skyline. The sky sits in that exact position only few days every year. The window between the building is very very narrow and I had to precisely time non only the time but also the period of the year. Then I had to wait for a colorful and dramatic sunset to get the perfect shot.
Lighting
In oder to properly expose the photo in all of its parts, I had to take 4 different exposures with four different focus points: - 1 picture for the chain (1/8, f10, ISO200) - 1 for the water (60 sec, f10, ISO200) - 1 for the sky (30 sec, f10, ISO 200) - 1 for the sun (10sec, f11, ISO 200).
Equipment
I used an Olympus OMD EM5 mark II with Zuiko 12-40pro. I used a 10 stop Big Stopper from LEE. I then used a Sirui tripod.
Inspiration
I wanted to take a photo which would give a 3-dimensional feel to it. I have experimenting with multi-focus exposure recently, but the composition of this shot was carefully chosen to convey this 3-dimensional feeling even more. The chain coming from the top of the frame brings your attention to the skyline and the sun at the centre of it, and creates an increased depth of field illusion.
Editing
The photo was processed in lightroom and photoshop. I had to merge the 4 exposure into a single photo in the most natural way. In order to achieve that, I manually merged each of the exposures with photoshop layers. I then optimized local contrast of the photo. I then toned the entire photo to a purple - warm tint.
In my camera bag
I usually bring all of my lenses in my bag. I decided to buy a mirrorless camera so I don't have to decide which lens to bring every time but I always bring all of my gear. I usually have in my bag: - Olympus OMD EM5 mark II - Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40 PRO - Olympus M.Zuiko 7-14 PRO - Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 R - Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 - Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8 - Olympus 9mm f8.0 Fisheye Body Cap Lens - LEE Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral density filter - LEE 0.9 Soft-Edge Graduated Neutral Density Filter - Hoya 62mm ProND1000 Filter (10 stops) - Hoya 62mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter - Sirui T-005X Aluminum Tripod with C-10X Ball Head
Feedback
You need to have a lot of patience. Follow the sunset from the start to the end to get the best possible light. Study the clouds and wait for their optimal positioning for composition. Test several possible compositions before identifying your favorite one. Always try to get the exposure right in camera, without overexposing, since white pixels cannot be recovered. Using a graduated ND filter helps to get a properly exposed sky but keeping the details in the foreground.

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