Saturday, September 25, 2010

St. Louis in Silhouette

On most visits to the St. Louis Art Museum, I try to get a different take on this city landmark.  This shot is a compositional departure for me.  I usually frame for the golden ratio, but I worked this one out with triangles fitted to the golden mean.  I was shooting directly into the sun here, but the Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G exhibits no lens flare or noticeable loss of contrast.  My only complaint is that auto-focus is sluggish and barrel distortion is very pronounced.

Camera: Nikon D700 
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 50mm f1.4 G
Exposure: ISO 200, f/11 @ 1/800s, handheld
Lighting: Daylight 
Location: Grand Center Artist Loft Studios GPS
Processing: Lightroom 3, Nik Tools

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