Inspired by the beautiful works of Joel Tjintjelaar, this photo was taken between the twin towers of The Grande at Santa Fe Place in downtown San Diego. A friend of mine lives here and while dropping him off one evening I looked up from the middle of these two buildings and had an idea. I have the tools so why not try it out? There are great shadows all over from all the balcony planes along with great reflective surfaces to work with. This shot required 13 stops of neutral density using a BW 10-stop as well as a lee 3-stop in a holder. This shot was taken at around 1 PM and the process of adjusting the shadow and light using masks took about ten hours to complete. I love this technique and will do it again someday. Thankfully Joel is open to teaching his techniques, just like I am.