We have been to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge dozens of times but for some reason we never went and explored the Marsh Edge Trail section. You basically pass the Marsh Edge parking area as you enter the Wildlife Drive. It was a Great Area to wander through and photograph. In some seasons I guess it could be very buggy but on this trip there were no insects except Dragonflies. But the Dragonflies were constantly moving so I did not get any good dragonfly images here. All images here were taken with my iPhone 11 Pro and panoramas blended in Photoshop. The Featured Image was 28 images, 2 rows of 14 images taken with the 1.5mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent of 13mm).
As we were taking a walk in our community I noticed the dense clouds above us. In one area of the thick cloud cover there was a circular opening in the Dark Cloud cover. I thought it looked interesting so I took a series of images with my iPhone 11 Pro. The Featured Image was taken with the 6mm lens with a digital zoom added (216 percent) for a Full Frame Equivalent Image taken @ 111 mm. Usually I do not use the digital zoom feature on the iPhone, but wanted a full image featuring the “Hole”. I did not take out the “Noise” in the Featured Image since I thought it added some to the “Dark Mood” of the image. I then shot a 2 image vertical panorama to get more of the clouds above since below would have some buildings that I did not want. Then I backed off and shot a series of wider views of the Dark Clouds.
I was going through images to post and found this series of iPhone Multi-Image Landscape images from the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR in Oceanville NJ. The clouds on this visit were amazing and I decided to try shooting a series multi-image panoramas using only my iP11 Pro using the 3 different focal length lenses on the iPhone. Overall they worked out quite well. I was never fond of the panorama feature on the iPhone because of the “bowing & bulging” look to the iPhone panoramas. Instead I shoot a series of images and assemble them in Photoshop. Also the pano feature on the iPhone only gives you a “long” image unlike shooting a series of images in multiple rows giving a longer & higher view. The Featured Image is a 3 image pano, shot with the 1.5mm lens & assembled in Photoshop.
A while ago we woke up to a very foggy morning. We went out to see if we could get a few interesting Fog panoramas. I was just using my iP11 Pro because it was more waterproof than my other cameras. Plus easier to carry in case it started to rain. The Featured Image is made from 10 horizontal iP11 Pro horizontal images taken with the 6mm lens. Then I loaded all 10 images into one layered Photoshop file and blended the images automatically into the final panorama.