Worth the wait


This image was a composite AND a panorama, but that wasn’t what made it so hard. No, it was the Universal Law of Shooting in NYC: When you have scouted a location, and the whole time you scouted there were no people there, and you really need no people to be there, right as you’re ready to shoot a hundred schoolchildren will flood the scene.

Camera: Nikon D4
Lens: 8-image “Brenizer method” panorama with the Nikon 85mm f/1.4G (equivalent of 42mm f/0.68 according to Brett’s calculator)

  • http://www.ianbakerphotography.com Ian Baker

    It may well be Central Park, but what a sense of space and scale you have achieved. Excellent shot once again.

  • Photos By Rikki

    Awesome shot Ryan!

  • http://www.monicajustesen.com Monica Justesen Photography

    Gorgeous! Worth the wait.

  • http://www.thomaslesterphotography.com Ashley

    Turned out great!

  • Jorge Santiago Photography

    I love this one.

  • http://aipimages.com David @ AiP Creative Photography


  • http://www.rachelmarsdenphotography.com Rachel

    Haha! I’ve been there. Found the most beautiful wooden staircase to shoot on in Germany last year. Just stunning. Came back in the afternoon with the bride and groom and just as I was about to shoot a whole herd of school students on a music camp had to come up (and then back down) the stairs. The noise was deafening, the students seemed never ending. In the end I used a slow shutter speed, got the couple to stand really still and made the movement of the children part of it. Ended up getting a far better shot than I’d originally planned.

    Love this image!!

  • http://www.kandidweddings.com Amir | Kandid Weddings Photography

    Just catching up on some of your past posts Ryan. Very cool shot and nicely executed.