This New York City day-to-night panorama took 4 hours to shoot
It took Mexico based photographer Felix Hernández five years and several trips to New York City to be able to get this shot. Not being from the USA, NYC isn’t a place that Felix gets to visit very often. It took him several trips just to find the right spot from which to shoot. But when he finally did, was able to make this wonderful day to night panorama transition.
Felix tells DIYP that NYC PULSE, From Day to Night is the most expensive, time consuming, RAM consuming, health risking image he’s ever made. He says that it was -6°C 21°F) that day.
Standing there for at least four hours, Felix shot away with his trusty Canon 5D Mark II and 105mm lens. Between 4-8pm, he created 20 individual images through the duration, before heading off to warm back up. The photographs were merged into a single image in post, printable up to 10ft (3m) wide at 150PPI. On the full size image, Felix says you can even just make out some of the cars on the streets.
Panoramic shots that show the progression of time always fascinate me. They shouldn’t be possible, and before the days of digital photography and Photoshop, they pretty much weren’t possible. Or at the very least, so time and cost prohibitive that it wasn’t practical to even try.
You can see more of Felix’s work over on the Hernandez Dreamphography website.
John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.