Sunset over the City

I was at one of my favorite spots to shoot in Miami Beach when the sun started going down. It was so big I wanted to try and capture its scale. I quickly switched my lens to my Nikon 70-200mm zoomed all the way in and got this shot.

When you zoom all the way in using a zoom lens, is what we call compressing a shot. That means you bring the background into the front of the image giving it a very unique look. You also make background elements appear bigger then they actually are by using this technique.

I shot it with my Nikon D800. Shortly after the sun set I started shooting some cool night shots with my favorite wide angle.

 

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