Tuesday, September 2, 2014

iPhone sky panorama

Let's admit right off the bat that this is not strictly a panorama. Most photos given that label are simply wider than average views. "Panorama" literally means a view of everything around you; I was not that ambitious, but maybe more selective. I simply stepped out of a restaurant into a parking lot and thought "ooh, look at the sky!"

To repeat the cliche, the best camera is the one you have, so out came the cell phone. I made a quick series of overlapping shots of the area the interested me, and combined them in Photoshop. Notice how I used a tree and a building to occult the disk of the sun, which otherwise would have overwhelmed the clouds and the orange and blue sky.

This worked well enough that I may try even wider shots with the phone when the scene calls for it. Maybe even a true 360ยบ panorama.

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  1. This begs the question, what was for dinner?

    1. I hadn't realized that could be of general interest! Well, it was a spicy Mexican shrimp cocktail. Maybe that's why the cloud formations suggested "turmoil" to me!


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