Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Road to the Sun :: Claresholm Alberta Photographer

We just returned from a trip to Glacier National Park in Montana. This was my first time to the park and I have to say it was amazing. The scenic views and natural beauty made me want to return again when we had more time to do more hikes. These two photos were taken about 100 feet apart from each other. These were the views from opposite sides of the road. simply amazing!

Each of these photos is made up of 6 to 8 separate images that were later stitched together in Photoshop. When you do panoramas like these you have to remember to over lap each image by 1/3 so they will have enough shared information to make a smoother end product. I have made a panoramic head for my tripod but didn't use it for these images (because I didn't bring it with me). With the newer versions of panoramic stitching software you can produce some very nice wide shots with just a steady hand and proper rotation of the camera. The key is to turn the camera (like there is a pole going straight through the lens) not your whole body from the waist up.

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