April 18, 2012
This is a panoramic shot that I made in Photoshop by stitching together 3 stationary shots (from different angles). I used a lot of blur, smudge, stamp, and the film grain filter. If you look carefully you can see a jagged seem down the middle of the photo where the teal of the “left” sky does not perfectly fade into the more royal blue of the “right sky”. I might try messing around with the picture a little bit more to see if I can get rid of that. The clouds in the middle were the trickiest part, however. This was due to the fact that the central sky was at a different angle relative to the buildings in the various photos because of the natural perspective of the camera lens. If I had overlaid more images in the same angle this problem would have been more easily mitigated, but I didn’t take enough photos at the time. Using GoogleMaps and the landmarks in the photograph, I estimate that the shot captures about 115 degrees of NYC’s skyline. Sweet!
I think it’s a pretty rad shot because you can see World Trade Center 1 under construction (in the “left” sky w/ the two cranes that look like bug antennas) as well as the Empire State Building in the background.