Mooching about on and off Columbus Avenue – that most cosmopolitan and charming of San Francisco streets – I spotted this on Maiden Lane and, well, how on earth could you expect me to resist it?
5D, 24-105mm @ 24mm, 1/125, f/6.7, ISO 400. Verticals and barrel distortion fixed in ImageAlign and PS CS2
The fine 24-105mm Canon L lens has a bad case of barrel distortion at 24mm, which really comes to the fore when strong verticals are involved, so I ran the image through Photoshop CS2 (from Lightroom 2) and the ImageAlign plug-in to fix that, as well as to correct the vertigo-inducing perspective distortion. A matter of a mere few seconds of work for a much improved image.
High time Adobe added this functionality to Lightroom. Do you know of a distortion free zoom lens? I do not.