You’ll want to be sure to click on this image – it is absolutely loaded with detail once you enlarge it!
This is a panoramic shot of the San Diego cityscape taken moments before dawn. Jon Cornforth and I were set up on the ferry pier at Coronado Island across the bay from downtown. We were hoping for a stunning sunrise – but the solid marine overcast prevented it. There was a few short magical minutes of purple just before the sun came up – and I capitalized on it by shooting this image.
It’s a 5-shot panoramic stitched together with Canon’s PhotoStitch. I had to make sure all five had the same color balance, exposure, and treatment before exporting to stitch.
Vital Stats: Canon 5D Mark II w/Canon 70-200 f/4L @ 70mm. ISO 400, f/11, 6 sec.
3/17/09: UPDATE! Here is the full resolution panoramic in all it’s glory! San Diego at Dawn