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For some time now I have been making fairly regular visits to St. Louis and have enjoyed getting out into the city on photo walks, or "photo parkour", as one of my colleagues has labeled the outings. Though we are not jumping through obstacles or attempting dare devil-like movements we are nonetheless discovering some amazing vantage points to take in the city. On this evening we found ourselves atop the Hilton with a stellar view towards the beautiful Civil Courts Building as the sun set and twilight descended over the skyline. Over a few IPA's we watched the light change and made multiple exposures until darkness enveloped the city.
I was without a tripod on this trip, a fact I mean to rectify on my next visit. To capture this image I had to use some available structures around the deck to brace the camera. I kept the ISO fairly low to eliminate noise and made several exposures while watching the histogram to ensure I was not clipping out any highlights or shadows. I was more concerned with highlights in this instance as I knew I could recover the shadows as needed. Over all this was one of the nicest twilight shots I have been able to snag on the trips I have been making. A good IPA, a camera, and a beautiful rooftop view all came together this evening.
TECHNICAL: Fuji X-Pro 2 and a Fujinon 10-24mm f3.5 at 26mm. Image exposed at ISO 320 at f5.6 at 1/50 of a second. The RAW file was converted in Lightroom CC using the Fuji Pro Negative Film Emulation. The final file was completed in Photoshop CC.