Perfection should be nothing more than meeting expectations. But in modern days, with so many success stories, real or not, being streamed through our social medias, these expectations keep stacking up, higher and higher, until the floor breaks underneath us. Don’t shoot for Perfect. Settle for Happy. Because life if too short to keep shooting for the unattainable.
This is a project I had in mind for a while, and between shooting, image production and cinemagraphing, there is over 20 hours of work involved. I like to call it symmetry perfected. The original Houston skyline panorama is made of 8ea 30Mb pictures stitched together, then mirrored, then reworked across the symmetry line so that all floors would merge seamlessly. Then turned to high contrast black and white with a exposure variation from corner to corner.
The final image (pre-cinemagraph) is 130Mb in resolution, allowing it to be printed up to 30”x60” while keeping crystal sharp resolution up close.
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Canon 5D Mark IV + EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
67mm, ISO 100, f/6.3, 1/200s.