Another handheld panorama from Davidsons Mill Pond Park. I liked the reflections of the clouds in the pond and on this visit the sky and clouds were great. It seemed to add more “depth” to the water in the foreground. This was a simple 2 horizontal images pano, shot with an Olympus OMD-1 with a 14-140mm lens @ 14mm. The 2 images were loaded into one layered Photoshop file. Then I used Photoshop to Align & then Blend the layers for the final panorama image. I usually keep the layered PSD file also in case I want to tweak something later. Then I flatten the image and rename it for the final Image version. I do not use some of the stand alone specialized Panorama programs since Photoshop does such a good job with panoramas, even Panoramas that are stacked rows of multi-images, such as 8 images wide x 10 images high (80 images). It might take a while for Photoshop to churn it out. But that depends on your computer and how much Ram it has.
Great work, Reed. Did you know that I used to live in Rockaway, New Jersey for many years? 🙂
Thanks & Wow! Did not know that! New Jersey is certainly getting more congested & crowded! But we would have moved to go south somewhere but our children and grandkids are here. Where do you live now?
I live in NorthWest Georgia for 15 years already! Great part of my family stayed in different parts of NJ. It’s nice to find someone from your State. 🙂
Lovely compositions, Reed! It looks like the trees have a dusting of snow in the last shot, beautiful! 🙂
Thanks Donna! The last Infrared image is from when I was trying infrared imaging with an infrared filter. I was thinking of converting one of my old bodies to infrared so you could shoot infrared images without using a tripod. When you use the filter it is so dark the shutter time is very long so cannot shoot handheld.
Beautiful set, Reed! I’d love to walk down that forested path. 🙂
Thanks so much Eliza! It is one of our favorite local places to take a walk.
Wonderful! I particularly like the third photo, a really interesting take.
Thanks Belinda! I wanted to photograph it more as a cloudscape pano so I minimized the foreground to make the clouds more dominant.
These are such beautiful images, Reed and many thanks for the technical feedback.
Thanks so much Greta! This technique works well when you do not want to carry a lot of lenses but you see something you want to photograph that is a wider view than the lens you have with you. Once you have done a few you get used to what images you need to make it work & to get what you envision. Once it is combined you have to crop in a little on the edges since it is a series of handheld overlapping images and 1 or 2 of the images might be a little lower or higher on the edges. You are basically concentrating on the main area and the outside edges will be a little uneven. So you just crop the image to remove the uneven edges. Thanks again!
Thank’s a lot for your extra explanation Reed. I’m sure I will use it very soon.
Nice work as always, Reed. That path looks like it could be here.
Thanks Steve! Here most of the leaves are rather dull here. Hard to find colorful leaves!