Saturday, 5 November 2011

Hong Kong Island

Canon 7D, Canon TS-E24mm f/3.5L II, f16, 20sec

Well, yet again the weekly blog has taken a slow turn. However goodbye wet and windy Scotland, hello Hong Kong and hello to cheap (ish) camera equipment, hello to a new 24mm Canon tilt and shift lens and hello no more converging verticals and to 50 megapixel panoramic shots like this one. The shift function is amazing. 3 shots taken at various horizontal shifts and stitched together in Photoshop. Because the lens keeps the same plane the whole time there is none of the bending of perspective that comes with wide angle lenses and therefore no information is lost. This is definitely my new favourite toy!!

6 comments:

  1. Your knowledge amazes me! This is sharp.

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  2. A very nice shot. No more tugging at corner handles for you.

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  3. A wonderful shot but it looks like my version of Hades. Being on water surrounded by skyscrapers - Aaaah!

    Safe journeyings and regards to C.

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  4. Wow, impressive shot, I can't believe how straight those perimeter buildings are on 24mm. I might become embarrassed & have to start shooting more landscapes in the meantime ;-)

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  5. Thanks for the comments. Adrian, you're right, no more corner handles although I did have to straighten this one very slightly (j on tour, I'm afraid they weren't quite this straight to begin with). It was my first outing with the lens so wasn't using the tilt function to full capacity. Was more concerned about getting the shots.

    John, I was going to say it's not as bad as you think but having just spent the weekend shoulder to shoulder and unable to move sometimes with the throng of people you might be right. On the plus side there are some amazing parks with fantastic wildlife.

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  6. Spectacular photo of a spectacular place. I was in Hong Kong around the time you were posting that if it is HK time on the post. How small the world is.

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