Marsh Edge Trail Panoramas At Blackwater NWR

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).

Marsh Edge Trail, Blackwater NWR, 17 Image Panorama, iP11 Pro, 4.3mm Lens (4.3mm lens has Full Frame Field of View ~26mm)
Marsh Edge Trail, Blackwater NWR, 5 Image Panorama, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm Lens (1.5mm lens has Full Frame Field of View ~13mm)
Marsh Edge Trail, Blackwater NWR, 9 Image Panorama, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm Lens (1.5mm lens has Full Frame Field of View ~13mm)
Marsh Edge Trail, Blackwater NWR, 11 Image Panorama, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm Lens (1.5mm lens has Full Frame Field of View ~13mm)
Marsh Edge Trail, Blackwater NWR, 11 Image Panorama, iP11 Pro, 4.3mm Lens (4.3mm lens has Full Frame Field of View ~26mm)
Marsh Edge Trail Map

Golf Course Multi-Image iPhone Cloud Panoramas

Another series of cloud panoramas looking across to the golf driving range. In our community we have a par 72, 18 hole championship golf course on 104 acres with 900 mature trees, one small and two large lakes. I never liked golf, but it looks nice to photograph with the clouds!

Cloud Panorama, iP11 Pro, 4.3mm lens, (Full Frame Equivalent Field of View 26mm) 2 Image Panorama
Clouds 7 Image Golf Course Panorama, IP11 Pro 6mm lens, Full Frame Field of View Equivalent 52mm
Clouds 9 Image Panorama, IP11 Pro, 6mm Lens- Full Frame Equivalent Field of View 52mm
Clouds, 4 Image Panorama, IP11 Pro, 4.3mm Lens- Full Frame Equivalent Field of View 26mm
Clouds 6 Vertical Image Panorama, IP11 Pro, 6mm Lens- Full Frame Equivalent Field of View 52mm
Clouds, 2 Vertical Image Image Panorama, IP11 Pro, 6mm Lens- Full Frame Equivalent Field of View 52mm
Clouds, 14 Image Panorama, IP11 Pro, 6mm Lens- Full Frame Equivalent Field of View 52mm
Clouds, 16 Image Panorama, IP11 Pro, 6mm Lens- Full Frame Equivalent Field of View 52mm
Clouds, 44 Image Double Stack Panorama, IP11 Pro, 6mm Lens- Full Frame Equivalent Field of View 52mm, Digital Zoom 197 %, 92mm Full Frame Field of View

Multi-Image iPhone Cloud Panoramas in My Neighborhood

We have not been going to many Parks or Wildlife Refuges lately. Instead we are just taking walks in our community to get exercise. Lately the clouds we see during our walks seem very impressive and massive. In this post I am showing a series of multi-image iPhone panoramas I took during some of these walks. The Featured Image is a 4 image stacked panorama taken with my iP11 Pro with the 6mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent 52mm). The next post will be iPhone multi-image panorama views of the Golf Course.

Cloud Panorama, iP11 Pro, 4 image panorama, 4.3mm lens, Full Frame Equivalent 26mm
Cloud Panorama, iP11 Pro, 4 image panorama, 4.3mm lens, Full Frame Equivalent 26mm
Cloud Panorama, iP11 Pro, 4 image panorama, 6mm lens, Full Frame Equivalent 26mm
Cloud Panorama, iP11 Pro, 2 image panorama, 4.3mm lens, Full Frame Equivalent 26mm
Cloud Panorama, iP11 Pro, 2 image panorama, 4.3mm lens, Full Frame Equivalent 26mm
Cloud Panorama, iP11 Pro, 6 image panorama, 6mm lens, Full Frame Equivalent 52mm
Cloud Panorama, iP11 Pro, 10 image panorama, 6mm lens, Full Frame Equivalent 52mm
Cloud Panorama, iP11 Pro, 27 image panorama, 4.3mm lens, Full Frame Equivalent 26mm
Cloud Panorama, iP11 Pro, 15 image panorama, 6mm lens, Full Frame Equivalent 52mm

iPhone Multi-Image Stacked Panoramas

On our walks in our Community I usually do not take a Camera but if I see something interesting I have my iPhone 11 Pro with me. I liked this Flowering Tree I saw as we were walking back to our Condo. I tried shooting a few different versions with 2 different lenses – the 1.5mm (Full Frame Camera Equivalent lens -13mm) and the 6mm lens (Full Frame Camera Equivalent lens -52mm). The Featured Image is a 5 image Panorama taken with the 1.5mm lens, assembled in Photoshop.

iP11 Pro, 6mm Lens (FF equiv. ~ 52mm) 20 image Multi-row & Multi-stacked Panoramas

Hole In The Clouds

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.

2 Image vertical Pano, iP11 Pro, 6mm Lens with 216 percent Digital Zoom added in iP11 Pro, Full Frame Equiv. ~111mm
Single Horizontal Image, iP 11 Pro, 6mm Lens, Full Frame Camera Equivalent 52mm
Single Vertical Image, iP 11 Pro, 6mm Lens, Full Frame Camera Equivalent 52mm

Brigantine Multi-Image Panoramas, Set 1

On our visit to the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR I was using a variety of cameras to make a series of multi-image panoramas. I shot a lot of images so I would have a “library” of images to use for posting here during the Winter months. I was using the following cameras – Canon R with a 150-600mm lens, Panasonic LX-1 Pocket Camera in 16×9 format, OM-D 1 Olympus with a 7.5mm Fisheye lens and a iPhone 11 Pro. For this post all images were with the iPhone 11 Pro with mostly the 1.5mm lens (Full Frame Field of View Equivalent ~ 13mm) & the 4.3mm lens (Full Frame Field of View Equivalent ~ 26mm). The Featured Image was taken early in the am before the Wildlife Drive got crowded. I used my iPhone 11 with the 4.3mm lens to take a series of 12 overlapping images for the panorama image.

Observation Tower, 3 image panorama, iP11 Pro w/ 1.5mm lens
Observation Tower, 3 image panorama, iP11 Pro w/ 1.5mm lens, faux infrared B&W
Brigantine Landscape, 11 Image Panorama, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens (FF Equiv. ~13mm)
Brigantine Landscape, 7 Image Panorama, iP11, 4.3mm lens (FF Equiv. ~26mm)
Brigantine Landscape, 5 Image Panorama, iP11, 1.5mm lens (FF Equiv. ~13mm)
Brigantine Landscape, 5 Image Panorama, iP11, 1.5mm lens (FF Equiv. ~13mm)
Brigantine Landscape -same view as above but higher view of clouds, 6 Image Panorama, iP11, 1.5mm lens (FF Equiv. ~13mm)

Brigantine iPhone Multi-Image Landscapes

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.

Brigantine 6 Image Pano, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm Lens
Brigantine 2 Image Pano, iP11 Pro, 1.5 mm Lens
Brigantine 2 Image Pano, iP11 Pro, 4.3mm lens
Brigantine Observation Tower, 3 Image Pano, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens
Brigantine 4 Image Pano, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens
Brigantine 3img-Pano, iP11 Pro, 4.3mm lens
Brigantine 4img Pano, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens
Brigantine 4img Pano, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens
Brigantine 5img Pano, iP11 Pro, 4.3mm lens
Brigantine 4 image Pano, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens
Brigantine 11 image pano, iP11 Pro, 4.3mm lens
Brigantine 11 image pano, iP11 Pro, 4.3mm lens
Brigantine 7 image pano, iP11 Pro,1.5mm lens
Brigantine 6 image pano, iP11 Pro,1.5mm lens

Davidsons Mill Pond Multi-Image Panoramas

It was a nice day on Dec. 31st so we went to Davidsons Mill Pond Park to take a nice walk. I thought I would also shoot a series of Multi-image Landscape Panoramas, but I could not decide what Camera & Lens combo to take. So I decided to take a few choices to see which worked better for what I was trying to photograph. I previously had cleaned up & reorganized my camera & lens cabinet and found a charger for an old Panasonic LX-1 Pocket camera that I used to use for wide shots when I was mostly photographing with my larger Canon gear, so I took that along also to see how it stood up to the newer Digital Cameras. I also set the LX-1 to 16×9 format. My iPhones & adjusting the images in Adobe Camera Raw had replaced me using the Panasonic LX-1 Pocket Camera many years ago. It was a nice day to get out and photograph some landscapes with nice cloud formations. After working on my images I was surprised how well the Panasonic LX-1 images did when compared to the newer cameras. Opening the LX-1 images in Adobe Camera Raw did get more detail out of the images. So the following multi-image panorama images are from an Olympus OMD-1 with a 7.5mm fisheye lens (& then DeFished in Photoshop), the iP11 Pro using the 1.5mm lens (full Frame camera FOV equivalent ~13mm) and the Panasonic LX-1 using the lens equivalent to a Field of View to a 28mm lens on a Full Frame Digital camera.

The Featured Image is a handheld 4 Image Panorama taken with 7.5mm Fisheye Lens on an Olympus OMD-1 & De-Fished the Image in PhotoShop using the Adaptive Wide Angle Filter listed under the selections on the top “Filter” selections.

Davidsons Mill Pond Park, 2 Image Panorama @ 7.5mm, Olympus OMD-1
Davidsons Mill Pond Park, 6img Pano, Panasonic LX1 @ 28mm
Davidsons Mill Pond Park, 5 Image Panorama @ 7.5mm, Olympus OMD-1
Davidsons Mill Pond Park, 5 Image Panorama @ 7.5mm, Olympus OMD-1
Davidsons Mill Pond Park, 14 Image Panorama, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens
Davidsons Mill Pond Park, 12 Image Panorama, Panasonic LX1, 28mm Lens
Davidsons Mill Pond Park, 3 Image Panorama, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens
Davidsons Mill Pond Park, 10 Image Pano, Panasonic LX-1 @ 28mm FOV
Davidsons Mill Pond Park, 3 image Pano, LX-1, 6.7mm (30mm Full Frame Equivalent Field of View)
Davidsons Mill Pond Park, 2 Image Panorama, 28mm, Panasonic LX-1
Davidsons Mill Pond Park, 2 Image Panorama, 7.5mm Fisheye lens, Defished, OMD- 1
Davidsons Mill Pond Park, 3 Image Panorama, 7.5mm Fisheye lens, Defished, OMD- 1
Davidsons Mill Pond Park, 2 Image Panorama, 7.5mm Fisheye lens, Defished, OMD- 1
Davidsons Mill Pond Park, 5 Image Panorama, 28mm FOV, Panasonic LX-1
Davidsons Mill Pond Park, 12 Image Panorama, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens
Davidsons Mill Pond Park, 3 Image Panorama, OMD-1, 7.5 mm lens
Lonely Tree with Clouds pano, 5 Image Panorama, m43

Lake Woodruff NWR Multi-Image iPhone Panoramas

Many times when we are out walking in Wildlife Refuges I carry a main camera with a 400mm lens or a 150-600mm zoom lens and a m43 camera with wide angle 14-140mm lens. I also have in my photo vest a few Teleconverters just in case I see something interesting farther out for the full frame camera. But as I am getting older I am using my iP11 Pro more for the Wider or Multi-Image Landscape Panorama shots. The Featured Image is made with the iP11 Pro using the 1.5mm lens (Full Frame Camera Equivalent ~13mm). I shot 14 images, shooting 3 rows of 4 images and then 2 images in the center just as a precaution to make sure the images line up successfully. When using the iP11’s 1.5mm lens I overlap the images even more than if I was using the 4.3mm or 6mm lens. Photoshop does a good job lining up and blending the multi-rowed images from the iPhone..

Lake Woodruff NWR Landscape, iP11 Pro, 4.3mm lens, 8 image panorama. 2 rows of 4 overlapping image.
Lake Woodruff NWR Early Morning Sunrise, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens (Full Frame Camera Equivalent ~13mm) 6 image panorama. 2 rows of 3 images

Brigantine Cloudscapes & Landscapes

The cloudscapes were Great on our visit to the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville New Jersey. For the Landscapes I was using 3 different setups depending on what I was trying to show in my images. For really wide views of clouds & landscapes I used an Olympus OMD-1 with a 7.5mm Fisheye lens (180 Degree FOV) or my iPhone 11 Pr0 with the 1.5mm (Full Frame Equivalent Field of view ~13mm) or the 4.3mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent ~26mm). I corrected the Fisheye lens Distortion of the 7.5mm Fisheye lens on the Olympus in Photoshop using the Adaptive Wide Angle Filter that is accessed under the main “Filter” listing on the top menu Pull Downs. For the far out or distant landscapes with flocks of birds I was using a Tamron 150-600mm lens on a Canon R (Some with a 2X Teleconverter giving me a 300mm to 1200mm).

The Featured Image is a 3 image panorama taken with a 7.5mm Fisheye Lens on an Olympus OMD Camera.

Brigantine Landscape Panorama, 8 images, iP11 using 6mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent FOV ~ 52mm)
Brigantine 4 image Panorama, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent FOV ~ 13mm) Assembled in Photoshop
Early Morning Skyscape , iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens, (Full Frame Equiv. FOV ~ 13mm) 3 Horizontal Images, Stacked Vertically, Pano Assembled in Photoshop
Brigantine Landscape, 3 Image Panorama, 7.5mm Fisheye Lens, OMD-1
Brigantine Landscape, iP11 Pro 1.5mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent ~13mm)
Brigantine Cloudscape, 7.5mm Fisheye, Olympus OM-D, De-Fisheyed in Photoshop
Brigantine Landscape Panorama, 6 images @ 150mm, Canon R, 150-600mm Tamron

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