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Week 13: Panoramas

Nikon D7100, Tokina 11-16mm, F2.8

11mm focal length, f/8, 1/100 sec, ISO 100

This is a four shot panorama image of the Korean Friendship Bell Pavilion at Angel’s Gate Park in San Pedro, CA.

Here are the raw images stitched together in Lightroom before editing:

Here is another single raw image shot with the same lens at approximately the same angle.  Note the distortion in the cylindrical panorama above.  The wide angle lens accentuates this effect.  


September 2015 Ships of the Line calendar.  Starfleet tugs “cleaning up” after Wolf 359 by Andrew Probert.

The top 3 images are details: 1. A tug strapping in a damaged Nova-class saucer; 2. A close-up of the tug “Annie” with Sphinx shuttles rescuing lifeboats and a type-7 shuttle launching; and 3. a tug towing a derelict Constitution-class saucer. 

The fourth image shows Probert posing with the piece, and the last is all the images stitched together.

It is interesting that there is a Nova-class saucer there, as well as escape pods of the Sovereign or Akira type…  I suppose we have to conclude that those classes were at least in development as of Wolf 359. 


Photogenic. (Explored) by Joe Penniston
Via Flickr:
I think most would agree that these balloons are very photogenic. Honestly you put one of these in the foreground of just about any scene and the picture is somehow interesting. I guess that’s basically the definition of photogenic. Don Sullivan once said he’s someday going to buy one of these balloons so he can take it around the Magic Kingdom and place it in a bunch of different shots. I think it’s a brilliant idea but I wonder if he’ll ever actually do it… LOL. I added fake depth of field to this one – I liked the almost Lensbaby or tilt-shift effect it gave the photo. If it’s annoying please tell me and I’ll stop with the fake depth of field crap. ___________________________________________________________________ Tomorrowland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you’re having a great day! __________________________________________________________________ This picture made it to Flickr Explore March 26, 2011 - #366 - thanks everyone!