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Old Sep 7, 2015, 8:25 PM   #1
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Default Comerica Bank Tower with the 7-14mm f2.8

60+ stories, from across the street, using flagpoles and a portion of the facade of the building to my back to frame the image.



and a little bit of a funky angle from the other side..



One last image from today, the Calatrava bridge. I took this shot in the shadow of the arch. The sun is behind the archway, so no flare issues. The image is also level in both planes. Note how everything is upright like it actually looks and not leaning like so many ultrawide images.


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Old Sep 7, 2015, 11:03 PM   #2
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Spent a bit of time looking at the first photo most impressed how the building holds its perspective without any "rounding" as it approaches the top of the frame. And your last shot of the bridge, again no ultra wide rounding. Is it the lens camera combination correcting, or are you taking care of things in post?
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No extra corrections on perspective. Just the normal stuff, from sharpening to shadow and highlight adjustments, letting the canera/lens profile in ACR do the rest.

Can't wait until October some time when DXO is supposed to release it's 7-14/2.8 profiles to see how much extra field of view they can squeeze out. They always seem to.
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This was one shot where holding "level" was a weird feeling. As I adjusted and watched the two levels align I felt like I was pointed down and not level, but it certainly worked out as everything looks aligned correctly, albeit with a bit of that super-wide distortion you'll get with parts of the subject that are closer or at the edges.

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Very nice shots Geg, the 3rd one is my favorite.

I am assuming those pictures were shot in a weekend? the streets look very desolated.
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Hi Marcelo. Yes, early both Saturday and Monday. It was too hot to be out otherwise. 101 scorching degrees on Labor Day. Was already 99 by the time I was leaving downtown around 11am, and the concrete just makes it seem hotter.
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Very nice set of pictures

I see that the weather was a tidy bit better than here ... we were 5 degrees (Celsius) to get the white stuff going down on us ...
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I guess it is about that time of the year up there in the far northern reaches of Canada. Back when ESPN used to carry the Canadian Football League games, I can remember watching Warren Moon play QB for the Eskimos, who were winning the Grey Cup just about every year back then, in snow-filled games up there well before the leaves ever started turning down here.

Now I have to get my CFL fix on the NFL network.
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Another nice series, Greg.
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