Union Station, Utica, NY
After my flying adventure on Saturday I had a plan to get a bird’s view of Utica at sunrise on Sunday morning. I thought I could get the drone up from Sherrill Brook Park off Route 12 and line up the taller buildings of the city with the sunrise. I should have checked the town park’s website, it doesn’t open until 7am. Now what do I do?
I opted to drive to Union Station and see what the morning light would bring me. There was a good layer of clouds in the sky to catch the light and I was able to get a few interesting compositions out on the platform. I also tried a panoramic view, which you probably shouldn’t do with building so close to the foreground, but I do like how it turned out.
This is a seven image panoramic shot with the camera in portrait orientation. I used Lightroom to merge the images and then tweaked it in Luminar. It almost has a fish-eye lens quality as I captured about a 100 degrees of view and the buildings have some distortion to them. Still an interesting view…