Posted on March 17, 2021
We went for a walk at the Audubon Plainsboro Preserve to get in a nice walk. As we were walking down one of the long straight paths across from Lake McCormack I thought I would do a panorama of the woods. With the sun’s position it was casting long interesting shadows in the foreground. Usually I shoot a series of images from the left to the right, but shooting from a somewhat center position of the image I want to capture. Here I was near the start of the panorama I wanted to capture. I was using my iP 11 Pro with the 4.3mm lens (Full Frame FOV ~ 26mm). So I decided to shoot a series of images as I was walking down the path. This way I would not get as much of the “distortion” of the very small iPhone lens. If I was positioned about in the center of the image I wanted to capture I would get a very smaller distant distorted “view”on each end of the pano because of the iPhone’s small lenses. So it would look distorted with much smaller ends. So I went to where I wanted to start my panorama and a took an image. Then counted fifteen or so steps and took anther image. I did this down the entire length of the view I wanted to capture. In the end I had 16 images for my main panorama which is my featured image. The total length is 110 inches x 10 inches @ 300ppi. All images aligned & assembled in Photoshop.
Category: Blog, Favorite Locations, iPhone, iPhone photography, Landscapes, Nature Still Lifes, Panorama & Stacked Images, Panoramas, Photo Tips, Plainsboro Preserve, Tips & Techniques Tagged: Audubon Plainsboro Preserve, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro multi-image panoramas, iPhone 11 Pro Panoramas, iPhone 11 Pro Photography, iphone 11 Pro tips, iphone image panoramas, iphone image panoramas in Photoshop, iPhone landscapes, iphone panoramas in photoshop, iPhone photography, Plainsboro Preserve
Posted on January 8, 2021
On our recent trip to the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, NJ, I was traveling light. Mainly using a Tamron 150-600mm lens on a 1D mkIV, a 12-24mm zoom on a Canon R and my iPhone 11 Pro for multi-image landscapes & multi-image panoramas. The Canon R with the 12-24mm never made it out of the camera bag. I was having more fun shooting multi-image Panoramas on my iPhone 11 Pro. The featured image is 13 images shot in multiple images per row & then multiple rows with the iPhone 11 Pro & the 1.5mm lens.
Category: Blog, Brigantine NWR, Brigantine NWR, Oceanville NJ, Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Equipment, Favorite Locations, iPhone, iPhone photography, iPhone photos, Landscapes, Oceanville NJ, Panorama & Stacked Images, Panoramas, Skies and Clouds, Skyscapes & Clouds, wildlife drive Tagged: Brigantine Division, Brigantine Landscape, Brigantine Panorama, Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Edwin B. Forsythe NWR, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro multi-image panoramas, iPhone 11 Pro Panoramas, iPhone 11 Pro Photography, iphone 11 Pro tips, iPhone 16x9 format, iphone image panoramas, iphone image panoramas in Photoshop, iPhone landscapes, iPhone multi-image panoramas, iPhone Panoramas, iphone panoramas in photoshop, iPhone photography, Multi-image panoramas, panoramas
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.
Category: Blog, Equipment, Favorite Locations, iPhone, iPhone photography, Landscapes, Nature Still Lifes, Panorama & Stacked Images, Photo Tips, Thompson Park Tagged: Autumn Landscapes, Autumn Trees, Fall Trees, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Panoramas, iphone 11 Pro tips, iphone image panoramas, iphone image panoramas in Photoshop, iPhone landscapes, iPhone photography, Thompson Park
Posted on October 27, 2020
On our recent walk at Plainsboro Preserve, we took a different trail that took us to the farthest viewing point of McCormack Lake. We had never been at this spot in the woods before. There were many trees in the way, but I liked the view looking through the trees seeing the distant shoreline with the trees & clouds across the Lake. I was using a Canon R with a 12-24mm lens, but for this post I am only using the images I shot with my iPhone 11. Most of these iPhone images are multi-image shots to get wider views or a little taller views to get more foreground & more of the clouds. The featured image is 4- iPhone 11 Pro images with the 1.5mm lens to get more width and more sky & foreground. On a Full Frame camera this would be approximately equivalent to a 13mm lens field of view.
Category: Blog, iPhone, iPhone photography, iPhone photos, Landscapes, Panorama & Stacked Images, Panoramas, Photo Tips, Plainsboro Preserve, Skies and Clouds, Skyscapes & Clouds, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, Tips & Techniques Tagged: Audubon Plainsboro Preserve, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Panoramas, iphone 11 Pro tips, iphone image panoramas, iphone image panoramas in Photoshop, iPhone photography, Lake McCormack, Plainsboro Preserve
Posted on February 3, 2020
When we were at Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge I mainly used my iPhone 11 Pro for landscapes. I did not want to carry 2 larger cameras, so I used long lenses on my main camera and relied on my iPhone for landscapes. I have found that when shooting a series of images to blend for panoramas, you have to overlap the images even more on the iPhone than with a regular camera. I did not want to use the panorama feature on the iPhone because you usually get an odd warped distortion or curved section in the middle of the panorama even if the subject is straight across from you. I think this is mostly because of the extremely small lenses for the sensor in the iPhone. I also used the 16:9 format in the iPhone for many of these images instead of the standard 4:3 format.
The featured image is 3 horizontal images stacked vertically. I shot these with the 1.5mm lens, 4:3 format, iPhone 11 Pro. (Full Frame Equivalent is 13mm)
Category: Blog, Favorite Locations, iPhone, iPhone photography, Lake Woodruff, DeLand Fl, Landscapes, Panorama & Stacked Images, Panoramas, Photo Tips, Tips & Techniques Tagged: iPhone 11 Pro, iphone 11 Pro tips, iphone image panoramas, Lake Woodruff NWR, Lake Woodruff NWR Florida, Lake Woodruff NWR Landscapes, Lake Woodruff NWR Panoramas, panoramas