BRIGANTINE IPHONE MULTI-IMAGE PANORAMAS

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.

Brigantine 5 Image panorama, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent 13mm lens)
Brigantine 4 Image panorama, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent 13mm lens)
3 Image Panorama, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens, Full Frame Equivalent 13mm)
Brigantine 8 Image Landscape, 1Phone 11 Pro, 1.5mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent 13mm)
Brigantine 14 Vertical image Landscape, iPhone 11 Pro, 1.5mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent 13mm)

Community Meeting House Fall Panoramas

As I was walking around our condo community, I liked the Fall colors and clouds around our community Meeting House. This building is used for community meetings, concerts, church services and a few other gatherings. Because of Covid-19 it has been closed for quite a while, but it is still fun to photograph especially with some of the Fall Colors and bright blue sky. The Featured Image is a 2 vertical image panorama taken with an iPhone 11 Pro using the 4.3mm lens (Full Frame Camera Field of View is 26mm).

4 Vertical Image Panorama, iPhone 11 Pro, 6mm lens (Full Frame equivalent 52mm), Assembled and Blended in Photoshop
Meeting House, 2 image Pano, 4.3mm lens, iPhone 11 Pro
Meeting House, 5 image Panorama, 6mm Lens, iPhone 11 Pro

FALL TREES & SHADOWS IN THOMPSON PARK

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.

3 Image Panorama, iPhone 11 Pro, 1.5mm lens (13mm Full Frame Field Of View Equivalent)
Single Image-iPhone 11 Pro, 1.5mm lens, (13mm Full Frame Field Of View Equivalent)
5 Horizontal Images, (stacked vertically) iPhone 11 Pro, 1.5mm lens (13mm Full Frame Field Of View Equivalent)
3 Horizontal Image Panorama, (stacked with more overlapping of images) iPhone 11 Pro, 1.5mm lens
(13mm Full Frame Field Of View Equivalent)
3 Horizontal Image Panorama, iPhone 11 Pro, 1.5mm lens, Blended in Photoshop
5 Horizontal Images, Stacked Vertically, iPhone 11 Pro, 6mm lens, Full Frame Equivalent 52mm, Blended in Photoshop
Single Image, iPhone 11 Pro, 1.5mm lens, Full Frame Field Of View 13mm
4 Horizontal Images, Stacked Vertically, iPhone 11 Pro, 1.5 mm lens, Full Frame Equivalent 13mm, Blended in Photoshop
Single Image, iPhone 11 Pro, 1.5mm lens, Full Frame Equivalent 13mm
4 Image Panorama, iPhone 11 Pro, 1.5mm lens, Full Frame Equivalent 13mm
4 Image Panorama, iPhone 11 Pro, 1.5mm lens, Full Frame Equivalent 13mm
2 Image Panorama, iPhone 11 Pro, 1.5mm lens, Full Frame Equivalent 13mm
Single Image, iPhone 11 Pro, 4.3mm lens, Full Frame Equivalent 26mm

Mc Cormack Lake Multi-Image iPhone Panoramas

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.

4 Image Panorama, iPhone 11 Pro with 4.3mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent ~26mm)
Single Image iPhone 11 Pro, 1.5mm lens (13mm Full Frame Equivalent ~13mm)
2 Image Landscape 1.5mm lens with more overlapping of images for a little wider view (13mm Full Frame Equivalent ~13mm)
2 Image Landscape, less over lapping of images for a even wider view, 1.5mm lens (13mm Full Frame Equivalent ~13mm)

Fog Landscapes At Davidsons Mill Pond Park

Yesterday we woke up to very foggy weather, so we decided to go out and see what interesting images we could find in the fog. One of our destinations was Davidsons Mill Pond Park. I was only using my iPhone 11 Pro using the 16×9 format with the various built-in lenses. This format does not make the images longer, but crops the narrower dimension so it looks more like a panorama. The featured image is 5- 16×9 format images with the iPhone 1.5mm lens (Full Frame equivalent ~13mm) assembled in Photoshop.

iPhone 11 Pro, 3- 16×9 format images blended, 6mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent ~52mm)
iPhone 11 Pro, 2- 16×9 format images blended, 1.5 mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent ~13mm)
iPhone 11 Pro, 3- 16×9 format images blended, 1.5mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent ~13mm)
iPhone 11 Pro, 5- 16×9 format images blended, 3mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent ~26mm)
iPhone 11 Pro, 16×9 format image, 4.3mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent ~26mm)
iPhone 11 Pro, 3- 16×9 format images, 1.5 mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent ~13mm)
iPhone 11 Pro, 4 images, 16×9 vertical format, 1.5mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent ~13mm)

Raindrops On Fall Leaves

We went for a walk in our community and wanted to photograph some of the colorful leaves that have finally turned colorful. The images here are multi-image panorama images shot with my iPhone 11 Pro with the 6mm lens. Equivalent Full frame camera focal length would be approximately 52mm. The featured image was 3 vertical images blended in Photoshop for the final image. I also usually use the 16×9 image format on my iPhone which gives me a wider or taller image to work with.

Fall Leaves, 19 landscape image panorama, two rows of multi-images assembled in Photoshop, iPhone 11 Pro, 6mm lens (Full Frame Lens Equivalent ~52mm)

iPhone Cloudscapes

While taking a walk in our community, we noticed very low huge cloud formations. They were quite impressive, so I shot a series of images with my iPhone 11 Pro. Most were panoramas shot with multiple images to be assembled in Photoshop for the final image. I do not usually use the pano feature in the iPhone because it distorts the left & right ends of the image giving a “bowing distortion” in the middle. Most images were shot with the 6mm lens with digital zoom added in the iPhone. I never really used the digital zoom feature much before, but it actually worked out quite well, especially for clouds.

The featured image is a single shot with the 6mm lens with 318% Digital Zoom added on the phone. I was photographing from a distance because if I got closer the trees blocked more of the bottom of the clouds and I only could photograph the small top cloud section.

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Cloud Panorama, iPhone 11 Pro, 4.3mm lens, 195% Digital Zoom Added, 3 Image Blend in Photoshop

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Cloud Panorama, iPhone 11 Pro, 6mm lens, 168% Digital Zoom Added, 4 image Panorama, Blended in Photoshop

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Cloud Panorama, iPhone 11 Pro, 6mm lens with 260% Digital Zoom added, 3 image Panorama, Blended in Photoshop

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Cloud Panorama, iPhone 11 Pro, 6mm lens with 318% Digital Zoom added, 3 image Panorama, Blended in Photoshop

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Cloud Panorama, iPhone 11 Pro, 6mm lens with 213% Digital Zoom added, 5 image Panorama, Blended in Photoshop

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Cloud Panorama, iPhone 11 Pro, 6mm lens with 214% Digital Zoom added, 5 image Panorama, Blended in Photoshop

6 Image iPhone Panorama

On our trip to Lake Woodruff NWR in Florida I relied on my iPhone 11 Pro for my wide angle or panorama images. I am really liking the quality of the images I get from it for my panoramas. It was a lot easier to walk the trails without carrying 2 larger cameras. Especially in the warm Florida heat. The above featured image was taken with the 1.5mm lens (Full Frame Camera Field of View equivalent would be 13mm). I do not use the panorama feature much on the iPhone 11 Pro because of distortion in the iPhone panorama image on the ends of the image and some warping in the middle of the image. I prefer to shoot a series of regular individual images and then assemble my panorama in Photoshop which reduces the strange “warping” in the center and on the far ends. Plus I get very large files for printing.

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8 image iPhone Panorama, 4.3mm lens (Full frame FOV 26mm)

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3 image iPhone 11 Pro Panorama, 1.5mm Lens (Full Frame FOV 13mm)

Below are examples of Panorama Warping when using the Panorama feature on the iPhone 11 Pro. The wider the lens you select, the more distortion in the file. The ends are farther away so you get a “bowing look” in the middle. And the ends “fall” back away giving a bending look. Plus when shooting individual images for the panorama or stacked panorama, I get a very large detailed file for printing.

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14 Image iPhone Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge Landscape Panorama

For this landscape I used the 1.5mm lens on the iPhone 11 Pro and shot 14 images. (Full Frame Camera Field of View equivalent is 13mm). I brought the files into Adobe Camera Raw to adjust the files and pull out detail and balance my settings. Than I open them into one layered Photoshop file with each image in a layer. Next in Photoshop I align and blend Automatically the 14 images into one final blended image. I still have layered sections and save the layered file just in case I need to touch up something. Then I flatten the image for the final image.

Lake Woodruff NWR Sunrise

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)

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4 horizontal image Panorama, 1.5mm lens

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7 horizontal image Cloud Panorama, 6mm lens

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8 Image Panorama, 1.5mm lens (At corner of path where path turns 90 degrees) This is also the look you get when using the built in pano feature in the iPhone even if it is not at a corner, but is a straight horizon in front of you. It distorts the sections right in front of you because  it is closer to the lens. That is why I shoot multiple images and assemble them in Photoshop.

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2 Image Panorama, 1.5mm lens

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3 Image Panorama, 4.3mm lens

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4 Horizontal Images, Vertical stacked Panorama, 4.3 mm lens

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