Digital image processing never fails to amaze me. In “1906 + 2010: The Earthquake Blend,” photographer Shawn Clover found the actual locations from historical images of the aftermath of the San Francisco 1906 earthquake. Then he shot as similar an image as possible of the site in today’s modern San Francisco. Harnessing the power of Photoshop, Clover artfully blended the two images into a composite that bridges over 100 years of time.
Clover says, “My goal is to stand in the exact spot where the original photographer stood. Doing this needs to take into account equivalent focal length, how the lens was shifted, light conditions, etc. I take plenty of shots, each nudged around a bit at each location. Just moving one foot to the left changes everything.”