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18 minutes ago, dcluley98 said:

Yes, there are definitely some good photos on there, and a DSLR with a big lens and a tripod were used. A warming filter was also likely used (although not sure if on camera or in post) and saturation was applied as well as a gradient to the skyline itself to give it a more dramatic effect. (makes the buildings actually look taller). It looks like he masked the sky in photoshop and then applied the gradient overlay to the buildings only and left the sky as is (or maybe brightness/hue/saturation separately). 

That masking and gradient overlay Photoshop stuff is all above my level.

I just figured the magnified skyline effect was due to lens compression, which is common when using a telephoto lens.

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That is correct. The telephoto lens he used makes the buildings appear larger in comparison to the foreground and alters the depth of field. It also makes the trees and buildings look more dense than other lenses.  Here is a decent explanation:

https://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/telephoto-lenses.htm

As for the gradient on the buildings, that can be accomplished using an on-lens physical gradient filter or vignette effect, but it looks to me like it was done digitally because it appears as though the sky itself is not darkened (although I could be wrong, light can do weird stuff depending on combo of lens/filter). 

The photographer posted some of his equipment that showed he is using a Panasonic Lumix GH-5 with Leica Telephoto lens and tripod, as well as some filters. (probably $5,000 at least for that setup alone). Although he has multiple Panasonic Lumix bodies, so may have used the cheaper one. 

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1 hour ago, codypet said:

Kinda makes me feel good about my simple shot of Lake Eola being co-opted by the City of Orlando in Christmas of 2014.  I didn't have near as much equipment.

LOL. you can take some great pictures with just an iPhone. That's what I usually use most of the time. I have a work camera that is a cheaper Canon Rebel and a couple of old Canon IS lenses, 28-135mm, 75-300 TF, and a new 18-55mm wide angle.  Have to see if they will let me take them out to play one day for personal stuff.  That would be cool!

Can't afford the type of equipment Steve has, for sure.  I think his mid-price Camera is worth more than my car, lol!

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On 2/20/2018 at 2:09 PM, dcluley98 said:

LOL. you can take some great pictures with just an iPhone. That's what I usually use most of the time. I have a work camera that is a cheaper Canon Rebel and a couple of old Canon IS lenses, 28-135mm, 75-300 TF, and a new 18-55mm wide angle.  Have to see if they will let me take them out to play one day for personal stuff.  That would be cool!

Can't afford the type of equipment Steve has, for sure.  I think his mid-price Camera is worth more than my car, lol!

With regard to these zoom photos, do you have any, or have you seen any pics of the VAB from either The Eye or the Seaworld tower?  They say you can see it on a clear day.

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Thanks..but in reality, certain area of the park smell (patio grill) and a lot of homeless... LOL

I really do hope they would upgrade this park. It is due for a major overhaul.  Contract Disney to redesign this.

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2 hours ago, sunshine said:

Thanks..but in reality, certain area of the park smell (patio grill) and a lot of homeless... LOL

I really do hope they would upgrade this park. It is due for a major overhaul.  Contract Disney to redesign this.

Cut all the trees down and pour concrete over everything. 

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From a distance, if you hold your head just right and squint, the square cutout on the Modera could remind one of La Defense in Paris.

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1 minute ago, AmIReal said:

From a distance, if you hold your head just right and squint, the square cutout on the Modera could remind one of La Defense in Paris.

Oh my.

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Nice Sunset, Sunshine!

I think I mentioned before, but I like the fact that you can still see Solaire and Suntrust behind Modera from the lake. It adds some depth to the skyline from that vantage point. I do agree it still looks very stumpy, and could have been designed better with some stepbacks and variety in height of the towers, such as the East-West wing on the left with the crown being taller than the rest. 

Overall design could be better, but doesn't look that bad. At least they didn't paint it blue.

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