Unfortunately this image has suffered a little from JPEG compression, but I had to have a trade-off between quality and a huge file size!
I took the frames for this image while in Brisbane for a work trip in April 2010. I was going to drive to Mount Coot-Tha lookout which is a great vantage point to see the city from, but as I was driving across the Story bridge, this view greeted me and I couldn’t resist. It was 1am when I took this series and I stayed there until about 2. I only saw 2 other people and a few cars and trucks. Apart from that it was almost dead silent!
This is a blend of 15 images, then blended into 5 frames. Those 5 frames were then stitched together to create the panorama. Each frame was created by blending up to 6 images (3 RAW files from camera, then made into virtual copies in Lightroom with exposures changed by 1 stop increments to gain maximum detail) using Tufusion and then imported into Photoshop along with the darkest frame. I then used luminosity masking to extract just the brightest details from the darkest exposure.
Shot with a Canon EOS 40D using a Tamron 17-35mm lens. Manfrotto 190D/141RC Tripod and a KingPano panoramic tripod head. A cable release was used to trigger the shutter to avoid camera shake from pressing the shutter.
Aperture – F/5.6
Shutter Speed – from 1 second to 15 seconds per frame.
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