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Behind The Lens

Location
This image is taken from the penthouse balcony of the Austonian (54th floor before it was completed).
Time
This shot is around 7PM, sun is setting and the glow of Congress Avenue starts to imerge. A great view down congress to the Texas State Capital along with the University of Texas in the distant background.
Lighting
I am TERRIFIED of heights, but will do damn near anything for a great shot. I was asked to photograph the building for a magazine ad and asked if I could shoot from its highest point down congress as a part of the shoot. this was the result. The wind on the balcony was terrible (guard rails weren't up yet) so I didn't go all the way out to the edge. The view is amazing from this side and offers a unique perspective of an awesome city below.
Equipment
Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 lens. RRS Tripod, Nikon cable release.
Inspiration
I love architecture, I like looking up and looking down on the city below. This was a great combo for me as I got to shoot the building for the magazine and got an amazing view of the city below to wrap the day. Austin is a beautiful city, especially at night. This shot captures the city coming to life in the early evening.
Editing
Basic color correction was done in this shot with a bump of warmth so the lights would have a punchy yellow to them. Beyond that, sharpening and a vignette were added to center the focus of the shot down congress.
In my camera bag
I am a 100% Nikon shooter. All of my cameras are Nikon and all of my glass is Nikkor glass. I shoot with a Really Right Stuff tripod and ball head, use Lee filters on occasion (for long exposures).
Feedback
In photography, perspective is EVERYTHING. When you find a subject to shoot, look at it from every angle. Highs to lows, up and down. You will be amazed at home many amazing shots one thing can offer you when looking at it from various vantage points and perspectives.

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