Fall Landscape Panoramas At Davidson’s Mill Pond Park

These are a series of multi-image panorama landscapes @14mm with m43 format images. The featured image is a series of 4 images, blended and combined in Photoshop. It was a clear day, but the trees had already lost a lot of their leaves. But it was nice to see some with some bare spots. I thought it looked interesting to see spots of color here and there.

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3 image panorama version of the featured image,  14mm horizontal images, m43 format

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3 Image panorama, 14mm horizontal images, m43 Camera @ small pond

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Wider Panorama, 4 images, more overlap on each, 14mm, m43 Camera

Longwood Gardens Conservatory

We did a quick go through at the Longwood Gardens Conservatory as we were concentrating on the Tulips outside. It was also quite crowded inside, so I mainly concentrated on Flower Closeups inside. Here I am showing some overall inside landscapes of a few of the interior rooms when there was a quick moment with fewer people around. Because it was darker on floor level, when I had the glass above showing, being much brighter, I made another layer in Photoshop and brought back the “Blue” of the sky in the glass.

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Single Image @14mm, m43 

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2 Image Handheld Stack, @14mm, m43, to give the image a little more foreground.

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2 image exposure stack for sky detail, m43 @14mm

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Multi-image stack @14mm for exposure and wider view.

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Interesting Light Fixture

Watchful Tree Swallow

When I was photographing the clouds at Davidson Mill Pond, in one section I was by some of the bird boxes. This Tree Swallow was keeping an eye on me as I was somewhat near this Blue Bird box. I thought it would fly off, but it just seemed interested in keeping an eye on me, maybe seeing if I would get too close. I moved on before it flew off.

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10 Shot Pano Of Main Fountain Garden At Longwood Gardens

The Main Fountain Garden at Longwood Gardens is about to reopen this month. We were there for the Tulip Gardens with more than 240,000 Tulips blooming around the gardens. The Main Fountain Garden has been closed for years during the renovation, but they were testing some of the fountains while we were there. This is a 10 shot panorama taken handheld at 14mm with a m43 camera. It was blocked off since it is not open to the public yet so there were no people in the way. I shot more overlapping shots than usual since it was such a long structure and it helped to avoid more distortion with the wide angle lens and the extreme length of the building. Processing the images in CC Photoshop 2017 seems to have less distortion at the edges than my old standby Photoshop CS6 Extended.

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