Surreal City Sunny Six « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

Surreal City Sunny Six

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This 3-frame in-camera Art Vivid HDR image was created with the hand held Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS EF USM AF Lens(at 65mm) and the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital camera body ISO 400. Evaluative metering +1 1/3 stops yielded a base exposure of 1/200 sec. at f/8 in Av mode (+/-2 stops).

Central sensor/AI Servo Rear Focus AF 1/3 of the way up the building on our right and re-compose. Click here if you missed the Rear Focus Tutorial. Be sure to click on the image to enjoy a larger version.

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Surreal City Sunny Six

After a long, cold, dreary Saturday, Sunday’s sunshine was quite welcome. I was blown away at seeing the buildings lit by bright sun with the blue sky backgrounds. I spent much of the morning standing in one spot with my mouth agape. At times I felt as if I were photographing the international space station….

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This 3-frame in-camera Art Vivid HDR image was created with the hand held Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS EF USM AF Lens(at 65mm) and the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital camera body ISO 400. Evaluative metering +1 stop yielded a base exposure of 1/250 sec. at f/8 in Av mode (+/-2 stops).

Central sensor/AI Servo Rear Focus AF 1/2 way into the swirly blue stuff on the left and re-compose. Click here if you missed the Rear Focus Tutorial. Be sure to click on the image to enjoy a larger version.

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Hand Held Building Images

It is important to have a solid stance when hand holding for architectural photography. Whenever possible I braced myself against a light pole or building. Careful framing is a necessity.

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This 3-frame, in-camera Art Vivid HDR image was also created on the New York City–On Location with Denise Ippolito & Arthur Morris 2-day Workshop with the hand held Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM zoom lens (at 110mm) and the Canon EOS-5D Mark III. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +1 2/3 stops yielded a base exposure of 1/125 sec. at f/16 in Av mode (+/-2 stops).

Central sensor AI Servo/Rear Focus on the far edge of the building on our left and re-compose. Click here if you missed the Rear Focus Tutorial. Click on the image to see a larger version.

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Image Design By Feet

In many of the locations around the former World Trade Center there were good images practically anywhere you looked. Once something caught my eye it was simply a matter of hoofing it to gain the desired perspective and line up the juxtapositions.

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This 3-frame, in-camera Art Vivid HDR image was created with the hand held Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM zoom lens (at 280mm), the Canon 1.4x EF Extender III (Teleconverter), and the Canon EOS-5D Mark III. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +1 stop yielded a base exposure of 1/250 sec. at f/11 in Av mode (+/- 2 stops).

Central sensor AI Servo/Rear Focus on the far edge of the tan building and re-compose. Click here if you missed the Rear Focus Tutorial. Click on the image to see a larger version.

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If You Have a Good Horse, Ride It

The building in the center of the image above really captivated me. I incorporated it in images made over a ten block span, each made from a completely different perspective.

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This 3-frame, in-camera Art Vivid HDR image was also created on the New York City–On Location with Denise Ippolito & Arthur Morris 2-day Workshop with the hand held Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM zoom lens (at 80mm) and the Canon EOS-5D Mark III. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +2 1/3 stops yielded a base exposure of 1/160 sec. at f/11 in Av mode (+/-2 stops).

Central sensor AI Servo/Rear Focus on the closest edge of the building on our left and re-compose. Click here if you missed the Rear Focus Tutorial. Click on the image to see a larger version.

Buildings V

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This 3-frame, in-camera Art Vivid HDR image was created with the hand held Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM zoom lens (at 200mm), the Canon 1.4x EF Extender III (Teleconverter), and the Canon EOS-5D Mark III. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +1 1/3 stops yielded a base exposure of 1/400 sec. at f/9 in Av mode (+/- 2 stops).

Central sensor AI Servo/Rear Focus on the right edge of nearest building and re-compose. Click here if you missed the Rear Focus Tutorial. Click on the image to see a larger version.

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2 comments to Surreal City Sunny Six

  • avatar Helen Jones

    Hi Art,
    Great photos, but unfortunately as clearly shown( blue sky and cloud reflections) one can see why these windows are deadly for migrating birds that are killed in the hundreds during migration.

  • Really nice images. Beautiful combinations of colors, reflections, lines and the art vivid process really works with these ( as well as with the blooms). They really demonstrate that mastery of exposure, composition, etc, etc for one subject really does carry over to others. Especially like #4 with the different colors, tones, and angles. #2 is a close 2nd.