Panoramas From Plainsboro Preserve

We went to the Plainsboro Preserve a few days ago to get a nice walk and to see if there were some interesting views of McCormack Lake or the Wooded Areas along the trail before the leaves come out and hide the views from the White Trail. I was traveling light with just my Olympus OM-D E-Mk1 with a Panasonic 14-140mm lens to photograph some handheld multi-image panoramas (assembled in Photoshop). Most of the panoramas were taken @ 14mm. The Featured Image is a 9 image panorama @ 14mm. This Post is mainly panorama views with Lake McCormack through the trees bordering Lake McCormack.

10 Image panorama, Olympus OM-D mk I, 14mm
8 Image panorama, Olympus OM-D mk I, 14mm
3 Vertical Image pano, Olympus OM-D mk I, 14mm
4 Vertical Image pano, Olympus OM-D mk 1, 14mm
Bench at Lake McCormack, 2 Image Stacked Pano, 32mm, Olympus OM-D mk 1
White Trail View of Lake McCormack Through Trees, 14mm, 2 Image Pano, Olympus OM-D mk 1

Meeting House Faux InfraRed B&W iPhone Images

We were taking a walk in my community and I liked the clouds around our community Meeting House. I shot a few views with my iP11 Pro. The Featured Image is a 2 image stacked Panorama taken with the 4.3mm lens (FF Equivalent ~26mm). Then I ran a Photoshop action using my Faux Infrared Software (TLR Faux Software) for the final B&W image.

Color Image before running Faux IR action. 2 image Horizontal stacked image, iP11 Pro, 4.3mm lens
(Full Frame equiv. ~ 26mm)
Faux IR – 2 Image Vertical Panorama. iP11 Pro, 4.3mm lens
Color Image before running Faux IR action. 2 image Vertical stacked image, iP11 Pro, 4.3mm lens
(Full Frame equiv. ~ 26mm)

Plainsboro Preserve White Trail Panoramas

A few more larger panoramas from our walk at the Audubon Plainsboro Preserve White Trail. The Featured Vertical Pano Image is 10 horizontal images taken with a 14-140 mm lens @ 32mm with an Olympus OM-D 1.

Plainsboro Preserve White Trail Pano, 10 Image Pano taken @ 17mm, Olympus DM D1
Plainsboro Preserve White Trail Pano, 12 Image Pano taken @ 14mm, Olympus OM D 1
Plainsboro Preserve White Trail Pano, 7 Image Pano taken @ 17mm, Olympus OM D 1

Making Panoramas With Fisheye Lenses

One of my favorite lenses for shooting images for panoramas is the 7 Artisans 7.5mm Fisheye lens for m43 cameras. It is supposed to have a 190 degree Field of View on a m43 camera but I believe it is a little less than that. But for shooting panoramas it really does not matter and is wide enough for my needs. But using a Fisheye lens for multi-image panoramas you have to de-fish the fisheye lens images before you blend the images for the final panorama. I do this in Photoshop using the Adaptive Wide Angle (Filter > Adaptive>Wide Angle.) All Images here were taken at the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR in Oceanville NJ.

Image Taken with 7.5mm Fisheye Lens on an Olympus OMD-1D showing the “Fisheye” bowing look on horizon before Correcting Distortion with the Adaptive Wide Angle Filter
Screen Grab Showing Adaptive Wide Angle Filter Correction on Horizon line.

It might take a few tries before you get the “Feel” for using the Adaptive Wide Angle Filter for correcting the distortion in Fisheye lenses. Also it is pretty much setup for Full Frame Cameras so on m43 cameras (or any other format besides Full Frame you have to experiment on entering Focal length, etc. You would think Adobe would have a setting for Camera Format.

Screen Grab Showing my settings for Correcting Fisheye Look for my 7.5mm FE lens
One of the Fisheye Images Corrected for the series of images for my final Featured Image Panorama

Brigantine Division 40 Image Panorama

I am still going through images from our trip to the Brigantine Division of Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge near Oceanville NJ. Most of the wildlife was way off in the distance so I did a lot of multi-image panoramas of the landscapes & large flocks of birds in the Refuge as we were traveling around the Refuge on the Wildlife Drive. It was a fun photo day and I have a lot of images to go through and to assemble my images into the final panoramas. The Featured Panorama here is a 40 image handheld panorama taken with a Canon R with a 150-600mm lens @ 150mm at f/16. Final size of the Panorama is 126″ x 12.75″ high @300 ppi. When I am shooting multi-image handheld panoramas I tend to overlap the images a lot. If I do not need all I shot for the image, that is ok. But from experience it is better to have too many images than not enough. Also the panos seem to blend together better than spacing farther apart. It takes some practice but Photoshop does a Great job aligning & blending the images for the final Panorama.

Center Section of the finished featured panorama to show detail
Detailed Panorama of the area to the right in the Featured Image – 10 Image Panorama. Canon R, 150mm, f/16

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

More Panoramas From 7 Lakes Drive

Additional Panorama Images from the 7 Lakes Drive in Harriman State Park. Most images were taken with a Canon 24-105mm lens with a Canon 1D mkIV. The last image was taken with a Panasonic GH2 m43 format camera with a 14-140mm lens. The Featured Image is made from 2- handheld 24mm horizontal images blended in Photoshop for a taller image to get a little more sky & foreground.

7 Lakes Drive, 2 Vertical Image Panorama for a little more height, shot @ 55mm. Blended in Photoshop.
7 Lakes Drive, 3 Vertical Image Panorama for more height, shot @ 50mm. Blended in Photoshop.

7 Lakes Drive, 5 Vertical Images Panorama, Overlapped Horizontally for a little more height, shot @ 60mm. Blended in Photoshop
7 Lakes Drive, 4 Vertical Image Panorama, Overlapped Horizontally for a little more height, shot @ 55mm. Blended in Photoshop.
7 Lakes Drive, 4 – 24mm Horizontal Images Stacked Vertically Panorama, Images Blended in Photoshop
7 Lakes Drive, 3 Horizontal Images Stacked Vertically Panorama, taken @14mm m43 Panasonic GH2

Fall Panoramas From 7 Lakes Parkway

A series of multi-image panoramas taken at the 7 Lakes Parkway that runs through Harriman State Park to Bear Mountain in New York state. It is an excellent area for photographing Colorful Fall Landscapes with colorful leaves and colorful reflections in the Lakes. All images here were taken handheld with a Canon 1D mkIV with a Canon 24-105mm lens. The Featured Image is made from 3 landscape images taken @ 24mm.

7 Lakes Drive Panorama, 7 Handheld Horizontal Images @ 50mm, Assembled & Blended in Photoshop
7 Lakes Drive Panorama, 4 Handheld Vertical Images @ 24mm, Assembled & Blended in Photoshop
7 Lakes Drive Panorama, 2 Handheld Vertical Images, @60mm, Assembled & Blended in Photoshop
7 Lakes Drive Panorama, 3 Handheld Horizontal Images @24mm, Assembled & Blended in Photoshop
7 Lakes Drive Panorama, 4 Vertical Handheld Images @ 24mm, Assembled In Photoshop
7 Lakes Drive Panorama, 6 Horizontal Images Stacked vertically @ 24mm, Canon 1D MkIV, Assembled In Photoshop
7 Lakes Drive Panorama, 6 Horizontal Images, 24mm, Canon 1D MkIV, Assembled In Photoshop

Sunrise & Sunset At Blackwater NWR

A series of sunrise and sunset images from a previous trip to Blackwater NWR near Cambridge, Maryland. The Featured Image was taken with a Canon 400mm DO lens with a 1.4X Teleconverter.

2 Image vertical stack of a Blackwater NWR Sunrise, Canon 24-105mm lens @ 105mm
Blackwater Sunset, 7 Images, 400mm DO lens, Canon 1.4X Teleconverter, 1D mkIV

Lake McCormack Panoramas @ Audubon Plainsboro Preserve

We went to the Audubon Plainsboro Preserve to photograph some more Fall landscapes and panoramas. This time I was using a 17-40mm lens on a Canon R. The six horizontal images for the Featured Image were taken @ 17mm. I loaded the six images into one Layered Photoshop file and let Photoshop automatically align & blend the layers for the final image. The vertical pano image below was also taken @ 17mm, but these were taken in a vertical format to have more height for the panorama. This pano is made from 3 images.

3 – 17mm Images Pano, Canon R
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