Posted on November 11, 2020
We went for a walk at a local park in our town to see what we could find to photograph. We usually do not go there because it is a very crowded, but large park with 675 acres. The Park also has lots of sports fields, basketball courts, etc. The park features Manalapan Lake, a 30 acre lake periodically stocked with fish by the State Division of Fish and Wildlife. The Lake is not photogenic because of Buildings & Businesses across the Lake in the background. But some of the wooded areas were interesting with what was left of the Fall Colors in the trees. Plus it was a nice sunny day with blue skies behind the trees. I was traveling light and was just using my iPhone 11 Pro. When shooting panoramas with the iPhone, I do not use the panorama feature built in the iPhone because of the very small lenses in the iPhone – 1.5mm, 4..3mm & 6mm lenses (Plus Digital Zoom feature up to 10X). Using the Panorama feature tends to distort the ends of the panorama and give a “bulging effect ” in the middle of the image. Even with the wide 1.5mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent is ~13mm) I tend to like a wider view. Shooting multiple single images and combining them in Photoshop minimizes this “Bowing” effect and I can get any length image I want. The Featured Image was a 3 image panorama shot using the 1.5mm lens (Full Frame Field of View Equivalent ~13mm). The images for each Multi-Image were loaded into layers in 1 Photoshop file. Then I used Auto-Align to align the images. Then used Auto-Blend to blend the multi-images for the final image.
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Posted on November 7, 2018
I liked the yellow color of the leaves that were backlit from the sun shining through them. I shot at f/16 to help get a starburst with the sun shining through the leaves for the featured image. This was near the end of one of the paths through the woods at the Park.