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Making Of: Macy’s Store – San Francisco

Macy's Store at the Blue Hour, San Francisco, California, USA

During my last trip to San Francisco, I had the opportunity to take a few photos at the blue hour in San Francisco before heading out on a road trip to Seattle, Wa.

The photo above was taken at Union Square and pictures the amazing facade of Macy’s store along Geary Street.

The three photos used were taken at 13mm with a Sigma 10-20mm lens mounted on a D300 and a Gitzo tripod. Exposures ranged from 1.6, 0.8 and 6s.

The particular challenge with this pĥoto was to correct
1- Level the photo accurately,
2- Correct the perspective using the lens distortion filter,
3- Blend the photos together via layers.
4- make various corrections.

Here is the making of of this photo – 3min 10s  (22 min in realtime) :

Enjoy!

David Giral is a published Montreal/Toronto based editorial and commercial professional photographer specialized in architecture, interiors, portrait and travel photography.

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David Giral
2 Comments
  • Is it just me or is there no sound on the “how to” clip?

    2009/12/24 at 7:46 am

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