Panoramic Photographs

One of the areas of Digital Photography that I find challenging and rewarding are creating Panoramic photographs.

It is more of a contemplative thing than producing a single image or HDR since the camera needs to be set up and leveled AFTER figuring out how much your panoramic image will contain. There are a number of pieces of software available to produce panoramas, both for big-person cameras and iPhones, which we’ll discuss next time. For now I just wanted to present you with a couple of them.
This image was captured using a Canon 5D Mark II camera on a tripod and consists of 16+ individual images.

Panoramic Image of the Sun Setting over Thunder Mountain Lake at Peters Valley Craft Center

Panoramic Image of the Sun Setting over Thunder Mountain Lake at Peters Valley Craft Center’s’ Photo Studio.

 

This image was captured on and processed on an iPhone 4s, hand held, using ProCamera and AutoStitch right after I shot it.

Panoramic image of Spring Clouds swirling over a freshly planted field in Cranbury, NJ

Panoramic image of Spring Clouds swirling over a freshly planted field in Cranbury, NJ

 

It’s amazing what you can do with the smaller cameras today.

Of course,  I’m probably not going to make a 60″ long print from one of my iPhone panoramas but that is fine.

A lot of times I will shoot the panorama with my iPhone first, to get a feeling for how & what I’m photographing, then the Canon and the tripod come out and I fine tune the individual components.

 

 

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