Panoramas

Below are some of my best panoramas (also known as panoramic images, or simply ‘pano’s’ by professionals).

I created the panoramas using a FujiFilm FinePix S8000fd, on manual settings and a tripod. To create a panorama you just slightly rotate the camera clockwise (or you can do it anti-clockwise) making sure to overlap each image by 25% this will give ether you, or the program, an easy reference point to stitch the photos together later.

The reason why its important for the camera to be set to manual mode is because you do not want the settings to change. If the camera is on automatic mode it is very likely that settings will be different such as the exposure, ISO etc which will make stitching up difficult later and you’ll be able to see the different in the images which you do not want.

To stitch the photos together you can use basically any program that will allow you to have a large canvas (almost any image-editing program) so you can do it manually, however there are lots of good automatic modes out that that will do a decent job. I stitched my photos together using Adobe Photoshop’s Photomerge mode and then manually cropped them to get rid of the edges where images were changed so they could be stitched together easily. Many cameras today include a panorama mode that does the stitching process for you, but personally I prefer to do the photo taking manually, and the stitching process on the computer as it gives you more control.

Anyway on to my panoramas, the thumbnails are below, click on them to see them at their full size. You can scroll through each one by clicking on the left and right sides of them while they are in their full size state, rather than simply viewing them individually. To close the image viewer, click the close button at the bottom-right of the image or simply click somewhere on the screen.

Descriptions of each of them will be added shortly, but anyone from this part of the woods, should recognise at least some of them! Also sorry that they are all different sizes and that some require horizontal scrolling, hopefully the images will be worth it! 🙂

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