I was only planning to shoot the Driskill Christmas Tree with my Fuji GFX 50R and tripod combo. I also brought the significantly smaller Fuji X-E3 for my other more spontaneous photography. However, I decided to walk the six or so blocks south to take this picture with my big rig.
You might have seen this perspective before, which I posted back in the summer, comparing the framing of my 63mm vs. 50mm lens. That picture was explicitly made during the blue hour for maximum sparkle. Today’s image is not quite as vibrant, shooting way past blue hour at 10:30PM. Even so, I was surprised with a little post-processing, I was able to pull some blueness from the city-lit sky.
The framing might appear similar, but upon closer inspection, you will notice noteworthy perspective differences. That’s because I used a wider lens. I also used a new technology that I’ve never used before. I’ll get into the particulars soon enough, after this series.
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