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Inside the Oculus, Manhattan, New York

Inside the Oculus, Manhattan, New York
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EJMPics
 
EJMPics September 13, 2017
How did you get this shot using a 24mm
occasionalclimber
occasionalclimber September 14, 2017
No, I took 4 landscape shots that overlapped by about a third, then stitched them in Photoshop CS6. I do a lot of panoramas - they seem to better capture the grandeur of mountain country, but they can also work well in other situations like this.
vsoare2001
 
vsoare2001 January 19, 2020
Anyway it is a masterpiece!
occasionalclimber
occasionalclimber January 19, 2020
Thank you :-)
LJanetLee
 
LJanetLee January 23, 2020
Marvelous Shot!!! I love your a view and angle.
occasionalclimber
occasionalclimber January 24, 2020
Thankyou. It's an amazing structure isn't it.

Behind The Lens

Location
Inside the Oculus, in April, New York.
Time
Afternoon.
Lighting
During the daytime this building is well lit, both by natural and artificial light, so the main thing was to ensure that the exposure did not burn out the highlights.
Equipment
A Nikon D750, a vertical stitch of 4 images, settings F8, 50/sec, ISO100, lens at 24mm.
Inspiration
Architecturally this building is a jaw dropper, both inside and outside. The scale inside is accentuated by getting on to the mezzanine floor, thereby looking down on all the antlike passersby.
Editing
Work in Camera RAW on each of the 4 landscape images to even out highlights and shadows within and between each image; vertical photo stitching; then polishing the full image in Photoshop CS6.
In my camera bag
I love the mountains, so as little as possible - at present a Nikon D750 camera body, a 24-120 small zoom and the 55-300 bigger zoom, a spare battery and beaten up lightweight tripod - good for hiking. If I'm going for a summit then it's even less - a compact Lumix TZ 220 with mirrorless through the lens digital view finder, full manual operation and RAW file capture - absolutely great when you still want to control your photography but need to keep moving and can't afford to have stuff hanging off you.
Feedback
Experiment with stitching images. I couldn’t capture this image in just one wide angle shot. Perhaps a fisheye would do it, but the distortion would create an entirely different image.

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