Wednesday, January 19, 2011

City Sunrise

A US Airways flight lands at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Tuesday morning. Most of the tall buildings in downtown Phoenix face due east. The glass ones take on a golden glow for the few minutes that the sun strikes them from a low angle. 
This photo was made with a Canon 5D Mark II, a Canon 300mm lens and an EF 2X teleconverter, the ISO was 1600. I was about three miles from downtown and even though the camera was on a tripod, the combination of long lens (total focal length 600mm) and low light made camera movement a significant problem. Many of the frames showed significant amounts of camera movement.   
There are more photos of sunrise over Phoenix in my archive or available from ZUMA Press