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Panorama.  2 September 2016.  Lightroom  Panorama  XF 16/1.4 
Sep 2, 2016
  Panorama, Lightroom, XF 16/1.4  
Accidental Panorama.  11 January 2017.  Greece  Hydra  Panorama  Postprocessing 
Jan 11, 2017
  Greece, Postprocessing, Panorama, Hydra  
Stitching a panorama with ICE.  8 May 2018.  20/2.8  Panorama 
May 8, 2018
  Panorama, 20/2.8  
Green House.  18 July 2018.  Garden  Panorama  Samyang 12 
Jul 18, 2018
  Garden, Panorama, Samyang 12  
Beecher Bay.  25 July 2018.  Juan de Fuca St  Panorama  Vancouver Isl  XF 18-55 
Jul 25, 2018
  Panorama, Juan de Fuca St, Vancouver Isl, XF 18-55  
The Malatrá Valley.  22 August 2018.  Italy  Panorama  TMB  The Alps 
Aug 22, 2018
  TMB, The Alps, Panorama, Italy  
Frari church panorama.  3 November 2019.  Italy  Panorama  Venice 
Nov 3, 2019
  Panorama, Italy, Venice  
Tarifa stitches.  30 May 2020.  Panorama  Tarifa 
May 30, 2020
  Tarifa, Panorama  
Trinity Alps.  19 June 2020.  California  Film  Panorama  Trinity Alps 
Jun 19, 2020
  Film, Trinity Alps, California, Panorama  
 
 
 
Panorama
2 Sep 2016      Lightroom - Panorama  XF 16/1.4
Panorama
     2 Sep 2016      Lightroom - Panorama  XF 16/1.4
 
 
 

September has brought rain and overnight the moss went from brown to green. So I thought I'd photograph the house on the mossy rock using Lightroom's merge-to-panorama function. Since I lack a drone camera a from-below perspective will have to do.

For this image I used Lightroom 6.6 to stitch together eight Fuji Velvia jpgs, in two rows of four. Lightroom cleverly orders and aligns the shots with ease. Of course the more shots and the larger the files the longer it takes and the more memory Lightroom needs. Don't over do it: I drove Lightroom to cause a BSOD when it exhausted memory while trying to combine five D800e files.

I'm listening to Rock Steady by Aretha Franklin.

 
 
 
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Accidental Panorama
11 Jan 2017      Greece - Hydra - Panorama  Postprocessing
Accidental Panorama
     11 Jan 2017      Greece - Hydra - Panorama  Postprocessing
 
 
 

I didn't take a wide* lens to Greece last fall so I didn't get any of those mind-bending panoramas that a wide angle, a fish eye especially, can get you. Oh well. That I miss those shots so much tells me I may have to get another lens, like the Rokinon 8mm, or maybe a converter for the Nikon 10.5. It seems my shopping list is never empty.

On the other hand, I'm not really looking to add to my carry on. The iPhone's panorama function works in a pinch. Or, just overlap a set of shots by about a quarter frame then merge them later. The cost of these hand-made panoramas is in immediacy, the time spent processing, and a potentially ungainly file size, but it doesn't add to your bag.

Speaking of panoramas, here is an example of how not to shoot a panorama: the shots aren't lined up. It's not right, but I like it anyway.

*I'm gonna define wide as 10 to 12 on DX, 15 to 20 on FX.

 
 
 
Hydra +      
A non-rectangular image like this has its limits - you're not gonna print it, some are gonna hate it - but I like it.
 
 
Hydra +      
A non-rectangular image like this has its limits - you're not gonna print it, some are gonna hate it - but I like it.
 
 
Hydra +      
A non-rectangular image like this has its limits - you're not gonna print it, some are gonna hate it - but I like it.
 
 
Stitching a panorama with ICE
8 May 2018      20/2.8 - Panorama 
Stitching a panorama with ICE
     8 May 2018      20/2.8 - Panorama 
 
 
 

I recently had five photos I needed to stitch, something I've done countless times, but Lightroom for some reason wouldn't stitch 'em. It'll do the right-most two, but no more. That's annoying.

But just in time I ran into Microsoft's free Image Composite Editor which effortlessly stitched all five. Plus, it offers additional stitching options and a more flexible workflow. I like this product.

 
 
 
Harbourside common house panorama      
 
 
Harbourside common house panorama      
 
 
Harbourside common house panorama      
 
 
Green House
18 Jul 2018      Garden - Panorama  Samyang 12
Green House
     18 Jul 2018      Garden - Panorama  Samyang 12
 
 
 
Greenhouse panorama      
 
 
Greenhouse panorama      
 
 
Greenhouse panorama      
 
 

Here's a photo of the green house bursting with basil, greens, strawberries and tomatoes. It's a nice time of year if you are a plant lover.

The photo, a not-very-impressive panorama --- see how the table is bent? --- is made from 4 photos, shot with a Samyang 12, which is a wide and fast lens, it's a 2.0, but one that is also EXIF-free and strictly manual focus. The former, the lack of recorded data, I can't do much about, at least not easily, I could carry a notebook or use the Fuji's voice annotation feature, but the second weakness, the manual focus, is somewhat alleviated with Fuji's focus assist, the little snakey dots which run along edges that are in focus, focus being a set of points containing a sharp color change.

Ahh, but helpful as they are, the dots can be hard to see, especially on a sunny day and you're looking at a busy scene, like a greenhouse full of plants. The trick to using focus assist, to enhance the contrast of the in-focus areas, is to set the film sim to b&w, like Acros, which I love, then set the focus assist dots to something contrasty like bright red, the red-colored focus marks stand out well against the b&w. The only downside to this is it adds a step in post for all those times you want a film sim that isn't b&w.

While I'm doing this glueing together of photos I'm listening to k.d. lang, Pullin' Back the Reins, she has such a fine voice, she almost makes me like the sound of country. Almost. Oh and if by chance you notice some sentences running long it's because I'm reading Proust who is able to weave a luscious story into one long punctuation-rich sentence, something I cannot do, I don't really even aspire to achieve this feat, but I am awed at his ability to do so in so effortless a manner, and to inspire me to face each sentence as a mountain that must be climbed in one uninterrupted effort.

 
 
 
Beecher Bay
25 Jul 2018      Juan de Fuca St - Panorama  Vancouver Isl - XF 18-55
Beecher Bay
     25 Jul 2018      Juan de Fuca St - Panorama  Vancouver Isl - XF 18-55
 
 
 
Beecher Bay      
 
 
Beecher Bay      
 
 
Beecher Bay      
 
 

 
 
 
The Malatrá Valley
22 Aug 2018      Italy - Panorama  TMB - The Alps
The Malatrá Valley
     22 Aug 2018      Italy - Panorama  TMB - The Alps
 
 
 
Rifugio Bonatti and Malatrá valley +      
A two-photo panorama assembled fourteen years after the original two photos were taken.
 
 
Rifugio Bonatti and Malatrá valley +      
A two-photo panorama assembled fourteen years after the original two photos were taken.
 
 
Rifugio Bonatti and Malatrá valley +      
A two-photo panorama assembled fourteen years after the original two photos were taken.
 
 

After many days of smoke-filled skies I figured it's time to see a clear sky, even if it's only a photo of a clear sky and it's on the other side of the world.

This is the Malatrá Valley, in Italy. In the upper left corner, the speck on the green hillside, is Rifugio Bonatti where we hiked in and spent a comfortable night. The eye watering view from Bonatti is of the Mount Blanc massif, on the right. The massif is not only beautiful to look at but you can go under it, by car, or over it, by cable. I highly recommend the latter. Both take you to the other side of the massif where you'll find charming Chamonix, in France.

I shot this from the Col de Ferret, on the trail that would take us to our next stop, Ferret, in Switzerland. It was my first trip with a digital camera.

While I captured the photo in 2004, today, in 2018, was the first I'd seen it, and that is because it's made of two photos and only today did I happen to see them back to back and notice their panorama potential. Wow, what a difference they make glued together.

 
 
 
Frari church panorama
3 Nov 2019      Italy - Panorama  Venice
Frari church panorama
     3 Nov 2019      Italy - Panorama  Venice
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Tarifa stitches
30 May 2020      Panorama  Tarifa
Tarifa stitches
     30 May 2020      Panorama  Tarifa
 
 
 

I recently re-read Kevin Barry's Night Boat to Tangier of which I'm a fan though I see why one might not, what with the bad grammar, the swearing, the drugs and casual criminality, the darkness, even the way he denotes quotes (he doesn't). Well, reading the book got me to reminisce a stay in Tarifa which is just up the coast from Algeciras, the town where the book is set. Both are old port towns with similar ferry schedules. Thus inspired, I pulled up Lightroom and soon noticed a few new photos in the form of accidental panoramas I could create by stitching two or more photos together. I wasn't so accustomed to having such good stitching software back in 2015.

 
 
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Castillo de Guzman el Bueno      
Built in 960 by the Abd-ar-Rahman III, Caliph of Córdoba. Named for Alonso Pérez de Guzmán who bravely defended the castle when it was under siege in 1296.
 
 
Castillo de Guzman el Bueno      
Built in 960 by the Abd-ar-Rahman III, Caliph of Córdoba. Named for Alonso Pérez de Guzmán who bravely defended the castle when it was under siege in 1296.
 
 
Castillo de Guzman el Bueno      
Built in 960 by the Abd-ar-Rahman III, Caliph of Córdoba. Named for Alonso Pérez de Guzmán who bravely defended the castle when it was under siege in 1296.
 
Tarifa beach      
This long, deep west-facing beach is windy and popular with windsurfers.
 
 
Tarifa beach      
This long, deep west-facing beach is windy and popular with windsurfers.
 
 
Tarifa beach      
This long, deep west-facing beach is windy and popular with windsurfers.
 
Tarifa harbour      
The thing about accidental panoramas is you often don't get enough along the edges or in the corners (of course this can happen in intentional panoramas too), so if you're beholden to photos-must-be-rectangular you may find the cropping necessitated by stitching is just too costly. Here, for example, to make this a rectangle I'd have to cut the orange boat, the one at the bottom of the image, in half and I really don't want to do that. So I left the image oddly shaped, just as it came out of the stitching process.
 
 
Tarifa harbour      
The thing about accidental panoramas is you often don't get enough along the edges or in the corners (of course this can happen in intentional panoramas too), so if you're beholden to photos-must-be-rectangular you may find the cropping necessitated by stitching is just too costly. Here, for example, to make this a rectangle I'd have to cut the orange boat, the one at the bottom of the image, in half and I really don't want to do that. So I left the image oddly shaped, just as it came out of the stitching process.
 
 
Tarifa harbour      
The thing about accidental panoramas is you often don't get enough along the edges or in the corners (of course this can happen in intentional panoramas too), so if you're beholden to photos-must-be-rectangular you may find the cropping necessitated by stitching is just too costly. Here, for example, to make this a rectangle I'd have to cut the orange boat, the one at the bottom of the image, in half and I really don't want to do that. So I left the image oddly shaped, just as it came out of the stitching process.
 
 
Trinity Alps
19 Jun 2020      California - Film - Panorama  Trinity Alps
Trinity Alps
     19 Jun 2020      California - Film - Panorama  Trinity Alps
 
 
 
Paul in the Trinity Alps 1996      
 
 
Paul in the Trinity Alps 1996      
 
 
Paul in the Trinity Alps 1996