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take to the skies (downtown san diego skyline)

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Of all my years of shooting, I've never shot the San Diego skyline. I went down here with another shot in mind during the sunset but it never came together as I would have liked. I was walking back to my car and decided to watch the lights heat up and that's when I saw the huge glow creep up to the right of the convention center, out of good composition. The lunar eclipse was just 12 hours prior and the moon came back with a brilliant vengeance. I immediately book it to the far left, as far as I could go to get a better angle. I pretend to tow the moon, looking back periodically seeing it inch over little by little. Finally I reach a spot that works and take a few shots playing with different speeds. The result is this three shot panorama. Seeing the flight path of the plane makes me happy; it's all about the details. The USS Midway is on the far left, draped in Christmas lights. Comments and critiques are welcome.

 

Thanks for stopping by,

Max

 

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Taken on February 2, 2012