This is a panoramic shot of Hyde Park and the London financial district from Notting Hill. Based on the cropped version I did while back. They are really funny about letting me on the top of building I work in. Some of the security guards are nice enough to give me a key some are mega grumpy. Unfortunately the guard on that morning is about as happy as Arnold Schwarzenegger with his Uzi 9mm, unless he is asleep, which he was that morning at 4am until I rang the bell – he he.

So to get this and the other 150 or so versions of this shot, I had to unscrew the window locks at the side of the building and hang out. The side facing this scene’s windows are covered in green mesh and bits are starting to fall off the building (so said the security guard – a different one).

I have since learnt (thanks Mel) there is a thingamy rubber do-dad which is on the strap should be put over the eye piece when doing long exposures. I don’t ever use a strap which probably explains why I tend to drop my camera every now and then. So I have a little ghosting on some of the shots too. Humph.
My inexperience shows there as I am sure there is a way of dealing with all those factors and keeping a low ISO. If there are any hints please let me know. :-)

I hope you like it.

Canon 5Dmkii, 70-200mm f2.8L, x1.4 converter, 2.5 sec, ISO 200. x1-.6, x1-.9 hard grad lee filters, 8 shots stitched together in CS5.5. Tripod used.

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  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 2 years ago

    Gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous!

  • vampvamp
    vampvampabout 2 years ago


  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordabout 2 years ago

    The atmosphere is beautiful…..lovely pano :)

  • Andrew Dickman
    Andrew Dickmanabout 2 years ago

    Such beautiful colours

  • Farfarm
    Farfarmabout 2 years ago

    Must be gorgeous when printed in big size :)

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtabout 2 years ago

    fabulous pano and control of lighting redtree :)

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful panoramic!!

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTabout 2 years ago

    Fab !!

  • berndt2
    berndt2about 2 years ago

    AMAZING! Colours are fantastic in the sky in particular – but I love the layers in the greens/blues among the trees as well!

  • Christine Lake
    Christine Lakeabout 2 years ago

    WOW. Stunning.

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