Friday, July 29, 2016

Houston From Hilton

Eileen and I stayed at the Hilton Americas when we went to the Angels v. Astros game.  On the 24th floor, there's this great observation deck located just outside the indoor pool that has a great view of downtown.  So after the game, Eileen and I went up and scouted it out.  The funny thing is that you have to walk through the pool area to get there, so I felt a little weird carrying my camera through it to get to the deck.  The deck is outside and has plexiglass above the railing to prevent people from falling or whatever else.  I wanted to get an unobstructed view so I popped the tripod very carefully up on one of the planters - without disturbing the plants of course - and took about 5 sets of brackets and then got out.  I didn't want to block the view for others too long so I just spent a few minutes and went back to the room.

What you see here is the final product.  By the way, I'm not sure why the one building has the windows lit up with "USA" other than they must be getting excited for the Olympics, which is two weeks from the date I took this shot.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 19mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 2.1 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 640
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 5, spaced 1 EV apart from -2 to +2

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