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Number 7 Revisited | by Giles McGarry (formerly kantryla)
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Number 7 Revisited

I finally managed to get out with my camera yesterday for the first time in nearly a month. For a while now I've been wanting a shot of 'the batman building' as everyone refers to it as, but on of the whole building. Whenever you see this building you always see a shot looking upwards - in fact similar to my last post (Number 7).

 

The problem is to get all of the building without all the surrounding buildings you need to be around 10mm and the distortion on the verticals then becomes extreme - which is sometimes ok - but not in this case. So I went about this shoot like my recent shot of Canary Wharf shot - stitching two heavily vertically corrected landscape shots together as a vertorama - the result was then cropped square for isolation - the surrounding buildings are just out of frame. Its taken a lot of processing but its what I've had in my mind for a while. No long exposure this time, the security guards were on the prowl so didn't have time to setup properly.

 

Technical Details

2 shots

Nikon D300

Sigma 10-20mm @10mm

ISO 200

F7.1

1/200 second

Lightroom (vertical corrections), CS5 stitching, Silver Efex Pro

 

I'd just like to wish all my contacts a very happy New Year too - I hope you all have a successful one

 

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Taken on January 1, 2012