This image was from our attempts to get some video in the harbor just across from the San Diego airport. Once the sun went down, the lights from the city made the most beautiful color swatches across the harbor – and I quickly reverted from video back to stills and started shooting. I’ve got a great looking panoramic from this same shoot – which I’ll post at some point in the future.
One major technical challenge to this shot was not getting too much motion blur on the boats. It’s a four second exposure – it has to be really calm before a boat won’t move during the four seconds the shutter is open. I got lucky with this one – most of the other shots are pretty blurry due to waves.
Vital Stats: Canon 5D Mark II w/Canon 70-200 f/4L @ 70mm ISO 400, f/8, 4 sec.
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