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Sunrise Panorama – State Bank

Sunrise Panorama – State Bank

Panoram  from JW Marriott

Panoram from JW Marriott

Recent sunrise panoramic images from on top of the JW Marriott in Buckhead. Some of the shots show downtown Atlanta.

 

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Atlanta Midtown Panoramic Sunset

John Clayton

John Clayton

Atlanta Midtown Panoramic Sunset

This evening a rain storm (with lighting strikes) was gathering over Buckhead, and it was a hazy evening. It was not ideal weather night for shooting a panoramic photo of Midtown. My son-in-law, John Clayton, was interested in seeing the process so we headed to a new building to which I had graciously been given access. We headed to the eight story roof, and I chose the NW corner, hoping to get an interesting sky as the sun set.

Tomorrow morning is supposed to be clear, and I will be shooting east and south from this same building.

Atlanta Midtown Panorama at Sunset Looking North on I-85/75

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Atlanta Midtown Panorama looking north just east of I-87/75. Atlantic Station is west of the interstate. One Atlantic Center is the tallest building.

Technical:

  1. A previous shot from The Atlantic in Atlantic Station showed me that the color temperature of the lights along the interstate was nasty and would be an issue. I also knew (from a sight survey of the building) that, though the interstate was freshly repaved and quite black (which would allow car tail lights to show well), the parallel access roads were very light concrete. The contrast would be stark, and I decided to deal with it in post-production.
  2. I could have covered One Atlantic Center with 2 passes, but I chose to shoot at a focal length of 48mm on my 24-70 in order to keep the buildings in Atlantic Station from becoming too small. Unfortunately, this meant I had to make 3 passes (-15 degrees, 0 degrees, and +15 degrees). With rapidly changing light conditions (like at sunset) it forces me to move pretty quickly in order to maintain exposures that match closely enough for all 39 images.
  3. The images were edited in Lightroom 3.4.1 and stitched together in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Great Expressions Dental Centers – Fast and Good Interior Panoramic Photography

Great Expressions Dental Centers – Fast and Good Interior Panoramic Photography

Great Expressions Dental Centers hired me to shoot several of their locations in the Greater Atlanta area. They considered several other less expensive photographers but selected me because I could capture interior panoramic photography of their offices.

We’ve all heard it said, “You can have it fast or you can have it good. Which one do you want?” Well for Great Expressions, they needed both. Fortunately, we were able to meet their demands.

“Mr. Morgan recently photographed several of our offices in Georgia. We were extremely impressed with his work. The shots were absolutely stunning. We look forward to working with Carroll Morgan and Buckhead On-site Photography in the future.”
Jennifer Carpenter/Great Expressions Dental Centers

Partial results:

Timeline:

  • Spoke with the client mid-afternoon on Monday, May 16
  • Submitted estimate and got approval Tuesday
  • First location shot and images submitted that Tuesday evening
  • Due to prior bookings, I was only able to photograph the remaining locations, which were very spread out around greater Atlanta,  on Saturday and Sunday
  • Edited and retouched out old Nanston logos very late Saturday and Sunday evenings
  • Final images delivered Monday morning… deadline met

Complications:

  • I received the new Nodal Ninja Ultimate M1-L (which works great!), but the EZ Leveler II was backordered
  • Dental centers could only be photographed after hours
  • Client needed 20 – 25 shots per location, including at least one interior panorama
  • Most locations needed to be visited twice; once for the exterior building shot and once for the interior photography
  • After the second location I learned that the old Nanston logo should not be included in any of the photography (we decided to retouch rather than reshoot)

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