This is a lazy photographers
panoramic image taken facing south at Garrapata State
Park. Why do I say lazy. Because, in order to
get a decent panorama, you're suppose to mount the camera
on a tripod, turn off auto focus, and use a manual
exposure mode. I really didn't think it was going to be
worth the effort to do all that. Now that I've processed
the images, I kind of wish I had been more diligent but at
a loss to explain how I could have done a better job.
On most of my panoramas, since
the image is going to suck up a lot of memory anyway, I
shoot "over wide" to make sure I capture everything.
My typical image is a 30 megabytes TIFF. Five
perfectly captured images would theoretically suck up 150
megabytes. So what if I have to discard half the image.
I still end up with a 75megabyte image which is two and
half times the size of most of my captures.
Exposed 5 images with a 12-24
zoom at approximately 20 mm hand held.
Exposure was determined by matrix meter and stitched with
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