We were taking photos of the Trinity College facade earlier today towards the end of my camera basics photography workshop. Realizing that one of the students was off by himself, I approached him. He pointed down Tower Rd and asked how I would take a photo of the Soldiers’ Tower and the CN Tower together from our vantage point.
I considered the scene and photographed the shot featured below. The picture was taken with my Fujifilm X‑H2s using the Fujinon 16–55mm ƒ/2.8 R LM WR lens. Using Program AE mode, my exposure settings were ƒ/5.6, 1/220 s, and ISO 320. Adjusting the exposure compensation by –0.7 EV was my only input.
My compositional goal was to find a perspective from which the CN Tower’s outline was uninterrupted by other buildings. Additionally, I angled left to include more of the red bricks of Wycliffe College.
I’m pretty happy with the picture as shot, but I felt it needed some work in the digital darkroom. In Adobe Lightroom, the Upright tool auto-corrected the keystone effect, and I selectively increased the saturation of the reds and made some modest changes to the sky. Use the slider below the compare the in-camera jpeg against my take.