My City

posted by tucker

I was born in New York City, but having lived there only 2 years and in Atlanta for 18, I feel a very strong attachment to this southern metropolis. It is where I spend almost all of my time these days, and because of this a vast majority of my photographs will come from various parts of the city. I thought it appropriate to make my first post an ode to the ATL, and you will surely see more from my explorations both in this city and many others scattered in future posts. This shot, as you will probably recognize, is the full version of the header. The pan is comprised of 12 separate images, taken over a period of 4 hours. The left side begins at 7pm, and I took panoramas continuously until 11pm, resulting in about 400 or so images! From those I chose 12 that I spent about a week stitching together in photoshop to make it look just right. This was done so long ago at this point, when I was still in high school, but I really do like the shot and thought it appropriate for a first post. The full version is 9000 pixels wide but I have yet to figure out the best way to link to the full rez images; I will try out both Flickr and Smugmug in the future but for now, clicking on the image will give you a slightly scaled down version.

Time-lapse panorama of the Atlanta skyline

While we’re on the topic of Atlanta skyline views…

Nice bokeh on the 50mm f/1.2L

I had the pleasure of using Canon’s 50mm f/1.2L prime for a few days and went back to the same bridge where that pan was taken and shot a few fun shots just to test out its famed bokeh. The lens really does perform at f/1.2, and would be one I’d love to have… maybe someday. I was choosing between that lens and the 100mm f/2.8L IS macro and chose the macro… with absolutely no regrets! For some one who does not shoot portraits at all, the prime really doesn’t make much sense… whereas the macro has not left my 5D since I took it out of the box :)

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