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September 4, 2010
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San Diego Skyline HDR by trevor-w San Diego Skyline HDR by trevor-w
Five exposure HDR image of the downtown San Diego skyline taken from near the ferry landing on Coronado Island.

Edit for DD:
Wow, thanks everyone! I'm blown away by the response and that this was chosen as a DD.

Some more detail about the photo for those that asked:
This was shot with a Nikon D700 and a Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 at 24mm. You can see my full setup with tripod in another deviation that I just submitted in my Misc category if you're interested.

This was made by combining five separate exposures using Photomatix Pro and then some height cropped (mostly extra sky and a little of the water) out to give it a pano look and some slight color corrections done in Photoshop. The original RAW images were also corrected for lens distortion using Lightroom's built-in profile for this lens before the HDR processing. There's still some curvature and perpective distortion but I left it in as I preferred the look of it to one with more corrections, I felt it gave a better feeling of scale.

Edit: Sorry to add the watermark and remove the wallpaper version but this image has been abused far too many times now. :(
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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-09-08
Suggester say: Just wow.... I couldnt believe my eyes when I first came across this image, the light, the contrast the colours are all used so well together. This piece is truly amazing. San Diego Skyline HDR by ~trevor-w ( Suggested by Athenas88 and Featured by ScENeYmE )
3Dpoke Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Great capture, I tried this same shot not long ago and it didnt quite come out the way i wanted. This shot is making me want to hit up coronado tonight to try again =)
trevor-w Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! Yeah, I've spent a few nights out there looking for the perfect mix of lights and clouds. As much as I like this shot I know I'll end up down there again some night to see what else I can come up with.
xacage Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
MrTaterHead Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
This is AWESOME!!!! Nice work!
PohutukawaNZ Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Really nice example of HDR, almost painterly effect in the sky. Niiiice :)
Mhajjar90 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow...this is amazing...
zaenad Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to photograph San Diego's night-skyline. I just came back from there, and even though I've never lived there, I feel homesick for it.
buhlinduh Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Absolutely beautiful!
PunkRose7 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very Amazing, I love That City!
3512 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Very Nice HDR!!!
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