Decided to take the tilt/shift lens that I mentioned in my last post, up to the top of ‘Top of the Rock’. Happened to choose the coldest day known to man. Well, so far this year, and so far in the city…
…anyway, it was cold. Go up 70 floors (about 850 feet) and it suddenly gets colder and windier.
Luckily there’s a room with an art installation (resembling the inside of a dance-dance-revolution machine) where you can quickly warm up between pictures. I knew I was only wanting to play with the T/S (the TS-E 45mm f/2.8 to be precise) that day, so I only carried the 1d with that lens attached. Made it easier at the security check on the way up just to be able to sling one bag (the Kata sling bag from my ‘About‘ page) through the machine.
For the above image, I actually went a different way to many of the pictures that I’d experimented with so far, and turned the tilt 90 degrees, so that now the ‘band of focus’ was going vertically rather than horizontally. This meant that I could get the whole of the ESB into focus while keeping some of the slim field of focus on it too.
Post processing in Lightroom involved mostly removing the colour (it was originally a colour image) and adding the vignette.
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
1/4000 sec at f/2.8
45mm (Tilt shift)