Last night I met up with some mates and flickr contacts (mr.analog, BluePyjamaSyndrome, hann33 & tim_best_1972) to shoot some photos from the top of the Rialto building in Melbourne. It was the same night the Irish defeated Australia in a Gaelic Football match played at the MCG, hence the fireball of lighting. Unfortunately it was a bit cloudy, squally and drizzly on the night, but the direction I shot this photo in was protected from most of it.
The bad thing about shooting skyscrapers from even taller skyscrapers is the tilt they develop with a wide angle lens. After reading this online tutorial, I used hugin to place vertical lines along building edges to fully straighten them out.
Shown below is firstly an uncorrected image followed by the same image that has been stitched to another and corrected for perspective.
I wonder if I’ll ever get to use a tilt/shift lens to combat this perspective phenomenon?