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

Multi-Image Panoramas From Davidsons Mill Pond Park

It was a nice day to take a walk at a local park and I decided to travel light with mainly just my iPhone 11 Pro & an old Panasonic LX1 Pocket camera. Sometimes it is fun to see what detail you can “pull” out of the files from the older cameras like the Panasonic LX1 Digital Camera. With Photoshop you can really get some amazing images from the older cameras. The images posted here are all Multi-Image Panoramas (assembled in Photoshop) from the Panasonic LX1 & the iPhone 11 Pro. The Featured Image was a 4 image Panorama taken with the Panasonic LX1, 6.3mm lens

Davidsons Mill Pond Park Panorama, 4 Image Panorama, 6.3mm lens
Davidsons Mill Pond Park Panorama, 2 Image Panorama, 8mm lens
Davidsons Mill Pond Park Panorama, early morning, 2 Image stacked Vertically Panorama, 6.3mm lens
Davidsons Mill Pond Park Panorama, 13 Horizontal Images, iP11 Pro, 4.3mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent 26mm)
Davidsons Mill Pond Park Panorama, 3 Horizontal Images, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent 13mm)
Davidsons Mill Pond Park Panorama, 4 Horizontal Images, Panasonic LX-1, 6.3 mm lens
Davidsons Mill Pond Park Panorama, 5 Horizontal Images, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens
Davidsons Mill Pond Park Panorama, 15 Horizontal Images, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens
Davidsons Mill Pond Park Panorama, 15 Horizontal Images, iP11 Pro, 4.3mm lens
Davidsons Mill Pond Park Panorama, 16 Horizontal Images, iP11 Pro, 4.3mm lens
Davidsons Mill Pond Park Panorama, 6 Horizontal Images, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens
Davidsons Mill Pond Park Tree Panorama, 4 Horizontal Images, iP11 Pro, 4.3mm lens
Davidsons Mill Pond Park Panorama, 8 Horizontal Images, iP11 Pro, 4.3mm lens

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

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

Colorful Trees From Our Community

These images are from a recent walk in our community. I have not posted much lately because I scratched my cornea but it is feeling much better now. I also have a lot of Fisheye images to post soon. The images here are all taken with my iPhone 11 Pro. I noted in the captions when they are made with a series of multiple images for the final image. The Featured image is made from 8 handheld iPhone 11 images taken with the 1.5mm lens. (Full frame camera lens equivalent ~ 13mm.)

Interesting Weathered Old Tree, iP11 Pro, 4.3mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent 26mm)
Weathered Tree, 3 image Panorama, iP11 Pro, 4.3mm lens, (Full Frame Equivalent 26mm)
Flowering Tree, iP11 Pro, 4.3mm lens, 196% Digital Zoom (Full Frame Equivalent ~50mm)
Tree Along Golf Course, 4.3mm lens, (Full Frame Equivalent 26mm)
TreeTops Panorama, Along Golf Course, iP11 Pro, 6 Horizontal Images Pano, 6mm Lens, (Full Frame Equivalent 52mm)

Tree Panorama From Davidsons Mill Pond Park

We were taking a walk through the woods at Davidsons Mill Pond Park to get some exercise & fresh air. I was just using my Phone 11 Pro looking for interesting landscapes on the trails going though the woods. This image was near the very end of the trail through the woods. I was using my iP11 Pro with the widest lens 1.5mm (Full Frame Camera Equivalent ~ 13mm). I took 5 horizontal images in a series going from somewhat straight on to looking up, then the final image getting the top of the trees. I loaded those images layered in one Photoshop file and blended them for my flattened image file. I then adjusted my final blended image to get rid of most of the “distortion” because of the extreme wide angle of the 1.5mm iPhone 11 lens. This corrected a lot of the “bowing of the trees reaching for the sky”. It actually came out better then I thought it would.

Audubon Plainsboro Preserve “Walking” Panorama

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.

Smaller Panorama, 4 images from 1 shooting point, 4.3mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent 26mm) iP11 Pro
Smaller Panorama, 4 vertical images from 1 shooting point, 1.5mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent 13mm) iP11 Pro

Blackwater NWR iPhone Multi-Image Panoramas

On our visit to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge I was traveling light thinking only of Birds & Wildlife images. I only was using a Canon R with a Tamron 150-600mm lens. But when we got there the clouds with the landscapes were amazing. So I tried shooting quite a few multi-image panoramas with a variety of the iPhone lenses. The featured image is 10 vertical images (4:3 format iPhone format) assembled and blended in Photoshop.

BWR landscape, iPhone 11 Pro, 4img, 1.5mm lens (Full Frame Camera field of view ~ 13mm)
BWR Landscape, iPhone 11 Pro, 4.3mm lens, Panorama mode (“bowing” Horizon Distortion from iPhone pano mode corrected in Photoshop)
View from Visitor Center – 9 image, iPhone 11 Pro, 6mm lens (Full Frame Camera Field of View ~52mm)
BWR Visitor Center, 1.5mm lens, iPhone 11 Pro, (Full Frame Camera field of view ~ 13mm)
BWR Wildlife Drive, 10 vertical images, 1.5mm lens, iPhone 11 Pro
BWR Observation Platform, 1.5mm lens, 6 Horizontal images panorama
BWR Observation Platform, iPhone 11 Pro, 4.3mm lens, 4 vertical image panorama
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