Very nice shot, is there any way to not have a wall of lights blow out when you want detail elsewhere on the darker bits? Did it not look something like that to the naked eye, not withstanding the eye / brain ability to rapidly accommodate huge differences.
Here is a photo taken from two nights ago of downtown Vancouver, BC. It is a 5 shot vertical panorama taken at 16mm.
I was rather surprised to catch the stars coming from the left side. The exposure difference between the farthest left shot, and the farthest right was almost 3 stops. I think I metered off the middle frame, then shot from left to right. Unfortunetaly BC Place got over exposed.
5d3, 16-35mm f4 IS
ISO 250, f4, 25 seconds.
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