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Rock the Night…

by on May.10, 2014, under Life, Photography

I figured I’d try just one night time panorama whilst I was up here at the top of the rockefeller. I had nothing except my Gorilla pod so everything was going to be pretty manual and random. I could only shoot the frames horizontal (because the camera only mounts in landscape on the gorilla pod) and I basically just had to take the frames and pick the whole gorilla pod up and rotate it and try to get things to stay as level as possible across the frames

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

I wasn’t really expecting too much out of this but I’m really happy with the result – five (5) horizontal frames stitched (taken around 8:10PM) this encompasses around a 180º view

Rock the Night

Rock the Night

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 16 mm, 13 sec at f/8, ISO 100

It was bitterly cold up here at night and most people had left by 8:30PM – Even though I was rugged up I could barely feel my fingers and my daughter was grumbling about being cold everywhere 🙂

Time to crank the ISO and try a few portraits with the 24-70 and some on board flash for fill with the classic empire state in the background

Night Portraits

Night Portraits

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm, 1/13 sec at f/4, ISO 3200

My daughter even managed one of me (most of the others were blurry due to camera shake – it’s heavy and it’s very cold :))

Rodney’s NYC

Rodney's NYC

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 42 mm, 1/40 sec at f/4, ISO 3200

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