Getting the Iconic travel photo

3 photos stitched together, Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 100, ƒ/9, 15 sec

Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 100, ƒ/7.1, 20 sec

When I am traveling in a new town I like to try and get the Iconic image of the town, which is often a skyline shot.

Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 100, ƒ/5.6, 1/250

Big tip is to find the right time of day to get the photo if at all possible.

Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 100, ƒ/10, 1/640

One of the iconic places in San Diego is the photo of the statue which is copy of the famous Alfred Eisenstadt’s V-J Day Kiss. Since I am here working on a Military Appreciation coverage I thought this would be a good b-roll image and stock image to use.

Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 3600, ƒ/7.1, 1/100

I even got a photo of The Hotel del Coronado which is another landmark in the San Diego area.

When I went to Seattle I did the same thing.

Nikon D4, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM, ISO 100, ƒ/8, 1/6

I shot this photo and then waited for the sun to go down.

Nikon D4, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM, ISO 100, ƒ/8, 1 sec

For the skyline shots I used a tripod which kept the camera still and steady for the long exposures.