Monday, June 6, 2011

City of Edmonton Evening Skyline Photos

I got permission to photograph from the roof of one of the tallest business towers in Edmonton. Although I am not particularly fond of special effects, I thought I would live on the edge (so to speak) and try using a fish eye lens. I called Canon's CPS program requesting to rent one from them.

Of course, just my luck, it was miserable, cold and raining on Saturday night, so although I tried to dress for it, my camera equipment and I weren't very comfortable by the end of the night.

I am still not sold on using a fish eye for photographing buildings, but I have to admit, I kind of think it does give a neat effect. 

The other thing I have been having fun playing with is panoramics.
The panoramic picture above is two pictures stitched together in photoshop. It is pretty simple to use. You just need to make sure that you overlap one image and the next by about 30%, choose those two pictures, photomerge them together and photoshop does the rest. I have a few more panoramic pictures in my gallery.

I enjoy photographing the city skyline. No crowds and it's peaceful. Probably what I enjoy about photographing in nature too except animals are much more fun than buildings.

My skyline galleries can be found here...and here.

Alaska for brown bears and cubs in a month...