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Buckhead Sunset Panorama Photography 2

The quintessential Buckhead sunset panorama photo? I’m not sure, but it’s pretty good.

Another view from earlier in the evening.

  1. The Sovereign building is 50 stories tall. I am directly across the street standing on the roof of the 11th floor.
  2. Nikon D3s with Nikon 14-24/2.8 at 14mm.
  3. Tethered to Dell M1210 laptop.
  4. Imported images using FastPictureViewer Professional. I like FPV because it allows ingesting while still leaving images on the CF card.
  5. Shot 11 images, every 24 degrees using Nodal Ninja 5, rented from @BorrowLenses
  6. Did a few double row stitches to capture the top of the Sovereign building.
  7. Images captured in manual exposure, ISO 200, Daylight color balance at f/8.0 through f/10.0
  8. Images processed slightly in Lightroom 3.3 (lens corrections, exposure, contrast and white balance) and edited in Photoshop CS5 (Merge to Panorama) as RAW images.
  9. Totally impressed with the way Photoshop stitches 2 rows. I also added a little Content Aware Fill in the sky are to permit for a larger image.
  10. It was very windy so I was concerned about sharpness. No need, this image is sharp as a tack.

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Buckhead Sunset Panorama Photography 1

Buckhead Sunset Panorama Photography 1

Update:  These were some of my first panoramic shots ever and were stitched incorrectly (Sovereign is actually very tall!). Also, Adobe Lightroom 4 renders much better from the original RAW images. Please see the finished stunning image in my panoramic portfolio.

Buckhead Sunset Panorama shot from the roof of the Atlanta Financial Center East Tower looking north towards Sovereign, One Capitol City Plaza, MARTA, The Mansion on Peachtree and Maggianos Little Italy. Overlooking Peachtree Road and Georgia 400.

Technical:

  1. Nikon D3s with Nikon 14-24/2.8 at 14mm.
  2. Tethered to Dell M1210 laptop.
  3. Imported images using FastPictureViewer Professional, which allows ingesting while leaving images on the CF card.
  4. Shot 8-10 images, every 24 degrees using Nodal Ninja 5, rented from @BorrowLenses
  5. Did a few double row stitches to capture the top of the Sovereign building.
  6. Images captured in manual exposure, ISO 200, Daylight color balance at f/8.0 through f/10.0 (not for greater depth-of-field, but to allow for longer exposures in order to capture longer headlight and taillight streaks)
  7. Images processed slightly in Lightroom 3.3 and edited in Photoshop CS5 (Merge to Panorama) as RAW images.
  8. Since this was my second panorama, I was unsure how Photoshop would handle stitching 2 rows. I think it did pretty good, but I would like to get your input. I also did Content Aware Fill in the sky are to allow for a larger image.

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Buckhead Panoramic Walkthrough

Buckhead Panoramic Walkthrough

These  panoramic images are quick stitches of  images taken this morning with a Nikon 14-24mm during a walkthrough on all the Atlanta Financial Center roofs. Imagine a sunset sky reflecting off the beautifully reflective windows and car head and tail lights streaking on Peachtree Street and GA 400. Though it was obviously very overcast, the building management brightened my day with great communication and a willingness to help both of us succeed with these images. A cold front is moving through and this Saturday and Sunday is going to be CLEAR!

Nodal Ninja 5 is coming from @BorrowLenses. Insurance certificate emailed to building management. Hopefully, early next week I will get some great panos online.

Update:  View the stunning final Buckhead skyline sunset panoramic images in my pano portfolio.

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