Lake Mc_Cormack Multi-Image iphone Panoramas

We went to the Plainsboro Preserve to get in a good walk so I did not take a camera with me. The Preserve had a lot of Fall Color, so I used my iP11 Pro to take a variety of multi-image panorama views during our walk. The Images here were mainly taken with the views going to the path to the Lake & the Lake itself. The Featured Image is a 21 Image panorama using the iP11’s 6mm lens and is 100.5 inches x 13.2 inches and is 340 megs. The iP11’s 6mm lens is equivalent to a ~52mm lens on a Full Frame Digital Camera.

Path to bench over looking Lake McCormack, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens, 2 Image Pano, Full Frame Equivalent 13mm
Path to bench over looking Lake McCormack, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens, 5 Image Pano, Full Frame Equivalent 13mm lens
Path to bench over looking Lake McCormack, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens, 5 Vertical Images Pano, Full Frame Equivalent 13mm lens
Path to bench over looking Lake McCormack, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens, 1 Image, Full Frame Equivalent 13mm
Getting Closer to See the View, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens, 2 Image Pano, Full Frame Equivalent 13mm
Bench to See the View, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens, 3 Vertical Image Pano, Full Frame Equivalent 13mm
Lake McCormack View from Bench, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens, 2 Image pano, Full Frame Equivalent 13mm
Lake McCormack View from Bench, iP11 Pro, 6mm lens, 14 Image pano, Full Frame Equivalent 13mm
Lake McCormack View from Bench, iP11 Pro, 6mm lens, 14 Vertical Image pano, Full Frame Equivalent 13mm

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)

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

Spotted Lanternflies

It seems we are seeing more of the Spotted Lanternflies in our area. Before you would only see one here or there, but now you see them quite often, especially at parks or when taking a walk. They are not good flyers, so you often see them just fly erratically for very short distances then land. Then wait a little and fly again or seek shelter. They are interesting photo subjects but very very invasive! While the Spotted Lanternfly prefers the Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima), it feeds on a variety of host plants including fruit trees, ornamental trees, woody trees, vegetables, herbs, grains and vines. 

The early stages of the Lanternfly:

  • There are four nymphal instars.
  • The first three instars are black with white spots. 
  • They grow from a few millimeters to appro. ¼ inch and have no wings. 
  • They are strong jumpers to avoid capture or predators. 
  • They appear in this stage beginning in May through July. 
  • The fourth instars are approx. 1/2inch in size and bright red, covered in black stripes and white spots.  
  • They are strong jumpers and will jump to avoid danger. 
  • They appear in this stage from July through September. 
Lanternfly on Carport
Lanternfly Wing Patterns from Underneath
Local Park Warning Sign
Local Park Warning Sign & Online

NJ Department of Agriculture Posting:

Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, is an invasive planthopper native to China, India, and Vietnam; it is also established in South Korea, Japan and the U.S. It was first discovered in the U.S. in Pennsylvania in Berks County in 2014 and has spread to other counties in PA, as well as the states of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, New York, Connecticut and Ohio.

This insect has the potential to greatly impact agricultural crops and hardwood trees. SLF feeds on the plant sap of many different plants including grapevines, maples, black walnut, and other important plants in NJ. While it does not harm humans or animals, it can reduce the quality of life for people living in heavily infested areas.

Why You Should Care

SLF is a serious invasive pest with a healthy appetite for our plants and it can be a significant nuisance, affecting the quality of life and enjoyment of the outdoors. The spotted lanternfly uses its piercing-sucking mouthpart to feed on sap from over 70 different plant species. It has a strong preference for economically important plants and the feeding damage significantly stresses the plants which can lead to decreased health and potentially death.

As SLF feeds, the insect excretes honeydew (a sugary substance) which can attract bees, wasps, and other insects. The honeydew also builds up and promotes the growth for sooty mold (fungi), which can cover the plant, forest understories, patio furniture, cars, and anything else found below SLF feeding.

If you see a Spotted Lanternfly, help us Stomp it Out!

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.

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