It’s amazing what you can find when you look through your hard drive. For instance, how about a large high resolution image of the Georgetown Waterfront? The hard drive is quickly becoming the attic full of treasures.
This image I actually took back in 2009. I “found” it while going through my hard drive trying to clean out old stuff to make room for new files. It helped a little, I’m not down to only having 2.8 terabytes of data in my photos directory! While going through all the directories I came across this image. This was taken from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in December of 2009. I can remember taking the picture very well. What I remember most was how surprised I was after I was done that a security guard hadn’t come out asking what I was doing! I was standing outside in the cold weather for a pretty good amount of time snapping all the photos needed to stitch together to make this image. The first image was taken at 8:58PM and the last image was taken at 9:33PM, so over a half an hour. Maybe it was the cold weather that kept the guard inside!
I had processed the image back in 2009, but looking at it I knew I could do a better job now. So I decided to process it all over again. Here’s a 100% crop from the image. It’s of the Washington National Cathedral before the earthquake hit and damaged the towers.
Pretty good amount of detail captured from that distance! The zoomable version below is only about 25% of the original size when fully zoomed in.
Equipment used for this photo:
Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
Manfrotto 3021 Tripod
Bogen 3030 3-way pan/tilt head