Very excited to have one of my Toronto skyline photos featured on the Looks Like Film blog yesterday. The photo was take from Toronto Island, Snake Island to be exact. I had two tries to get this image. The intent was to photograph the skyline just after sunset but without all the city lights. With each exposure being 8+ min long, there literally was only time for two exposures before the lights started to show up.
A little technicality on how the image was created.
The gear used: Nikon D700 with Nikkor 16-35mm f4 G ED VRII. This is one of my favourite landscape lenses ever. I wrote a quick little review a while back here. The other key piece of gear for this shot besides a tripod and cable release was a B+W 10 stop ND filter. This allowed me to slow the exposure to 527 seconds and create the smoothness in the water and the clouds.
The Editing: I started of in Lightroom. I used a preset from VSCO, film pack 06 ( N-ProviaX+1 ). Whenever I do use a preset it is only as a starting point and this was no exception. I did my own tweaking from there and eventually ended up in photoshop only to remove a few dust spots.
Big thanks to the folks at LooksLikeFim for featuring my photo.