Rachel "Sparks" Blackman (seattlesparks) wrote,
Rachel "Sparks" Blackman

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[Photography] Giant Shot of Doom...

So... last night I went out with my friend Terence to do some photography. We had two 5D Mark II's (our respective cameras), a multi-thousand-dollar precision tripod (rented from Glazer's), and dedication to do something utterly insane (this bit is innate to the photographers involved).

The real prize of my shots for the night was quite possibly this panorama from Alki. Made up of 20 HDR exposures, the full-size image is 39,304 pixels by 4684 pixels. The image on Flickr is scaled down to only 8593x1024.

I've also made a color-corrected version, which I think I like better in some ways, though I've not yet tossed it up on Flickr. (This copy is also only 8593x1024.)

I suppose my query for my photography friends is... which do you prefer, first of all, and secondly... what the heck should I DO with this image?! Printing it will produce an insanely long banner, and I have no idea how I would even sell such a thing. My panorama of downtown is much more manageable, in terms of dimensions, at a mere 17338 x 5339.

(I have one more panorama to do, of downtown Seattle and Puget Sound from Kerry Park, but I haven't done so yet. That should fall between the other two in terms of dimensions.)

I mean, this was a cool shot, but I sort of went waaaay overboard, and now I have a 1 gigabyte, 16-bit Adobe Large Document file. I really should /use/ this in some way. :)
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