23 | June
"Phoenix Sunset"
General: 7:26 PM on 5/26/05 | Canon 300D
Technical: 1/125sec | f/8.0 | 39mm (62mm) | ISO-100
Lens: EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure Mode: Manual
Exposure Bias: +0
Flash: No

This is one of the panoramics I took while out shooting with Abe. Due to the wide aspect ratio, here is a larger version. I took this from the top of a parking garage. It doesn't having many "city" buildings in it, but I think the building on the left (especially the shape) goes well with the sunset.

I've been putting off stitching this panoramic for a while, but I finally got around to it. The composite image is made up of 6 horizontal shots with a total size of 8895x2055 pixels. The exif data listed applies to all the shots as I took them all with the same settings in manual mode. I did use a levels gradient to lighten the right part of the image as it was very dark due to correctly exposing the sunset.

Firefox on my PC basically quit working. The web developer extention won't come up right and whenever I click on any javascript (like my comments, for example) Firefox shuts down. I've tried reinstalling Firefox, reinstalling the extention, and restarting my computer, but all to no avail. I'm currently using Mozilla untli I can get Firefox up and running again.

categories: architecture stitched/panorama sunrise/sunset

Thoughts of: Chantal
June 23rd, 2005 at 2:19 AM

I love this panoramic view. Great. Colors are warm!!

Thoughts of: Jessyel Ty Gonzalez
June 23rd, 2005 at 2:28 AM

Jaw on the floor and scary good.

Thoughts of: genedavinci
June 23rd, 2005 at 3:09 AM

wow and i dropped my jaw as well......

Thoughts of: Ian
June 23rd, 2005 at 6:23 AM

Lovely colours in this panoramic view - I especially like the reflected glow from the building on the right.

Thoughts of: G N Bassett
June 23rd, 2005 at 7:04 AM

I love panoramas and only do as few as I do because they lose so much when posted. This is a great looking shot. Sunrise or sunset? You don't say so it must be sunset. I love it. It would look great on a wall.

Thoughts of: jane
June 23rd, 2005 at 8:00 AM

Just stunning...

Thoughts of: zac
June 23rd, 2005 at 8:23 AM

awesome shot ryan! i love the light shining on that one buildng. what goes on at that tower on the left?

Thoughts of: Alec Long
June 23rd, 2005 at 8:46 AM

Beautiful sky, Ryan. Well done with the pano.

Thoughts of: philip
June 23rd, 2005 at 8:54 AM

the clouds along the top are awesome. great job.

Thoughts of: yungyaw
June 23rd, 2005 at 9:00 AM

6 photos! Great! I think this would be nice for a real wallpaper that hangs on room wall. This is simply stunning!

Thoughts of: dusty
June 23rd, 2005 at 10:47 AM

as usual the colors are amazing!

Thoughts of: Margaret
June 23rd, 2005 at 4:06 PM

and you said it wasn't that great . . . HA!! did we prove you wrong yet??

Thoughts of: Teja
June 23rd, 2005 at 5:30 PM

Stunning shot, amazing colors, the clouds, sillohouette tower, everything just works.

Thoughts of: David Kapp
June 23rd, 2005 at 7:14 PM

My comments will have to echo the others. The colors are brilliant. Have you ever printed off a panorama? They really are amazing when you can see them in their full size.

Thoughts of: frisky?
June 23rd, 2005 at 9:14 PM

ive always heard about the famous red sunsets over in AZ - this is wicked!!!

Thoughts of: Nik
June 23rd, 2005 at 9:54 PM

Tremendous! I could get lost in the warm tones!

Thoughts of: alexandra
June 24th, 2005 at 11:41 AM

How did I miss this, yesterday? Oh, yeah, I was working.

What can I say, this one I'd pay money for and stare at for hours on rainy days. Marvelous.

Thoughts of: Ryan
June 24th, 2005 at 5:57 PM

Thanks for everyone's comments on this panoramic; I'm currently working on a few more.

Mr. Bassett: it was sunset...(7:26PM according to the exif data listed above). I don't think I've ever gotten any sunrise photos yet; I'm just not a morning person. It's much cooler in the morning this time of year, so I need to start getting up early and shooting.

Zac: I'm not sure what the tower on the left is. It's just a bulding with a tower on the top. Probably office space.

David: I've never printed a stitched panoramic full size, but I did provide a print of the golf panoramic for a friend of mine (the guy in the picture). It wasn't a true stitched panoramic, just a crop, but I printed it on 13x19 paper and it came out very well.

Thoughts of: Ed Little, Jr.
June 25th, 2005 at 9:04 PM

Yes, very nice Ryan.

Thoughts of: pilgrim
June 27th, 2005 at 3:40 PM

A little late, but I cannot pass without commenting this one! Wonderful sunset panorama. those clouds are so harmonius and the colours so delicate! Great work!

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