Norah Head Lighthouse, Central Coast, NSW

On top of the headland at Soldiers Beach looking over the coastline running down to Norah Head Lighthouse on a rain day. This one is a 14 image stitch shot in landscape at 17mm and blended manually in Photoshop.

The manual blending of this stitch was done as photomerge didnt really do the image justice with the wide angle I wanted, plus I wanted to challenge myself with developing the technique and refining it. Took some doing blending in the rock ledge on the right of the shot. Like with all of my digital panoramics all editing and blending is done to a level not so it looks good as a web jpeg but if this image is printed big everything looks in place and all highlights and shadow detail is controlled.

After blending this by hand I have more appreciation for the job Photomerge and PtGui do for us when we just click the button and let it do all the hard work.

Wentworth Falls Lookout, Blue Mountains, NSW

Wentworth Falls Lookout

This was the sunrise that started my Blue Mountains Day Course on Saturday (10th Oct 09). Shot from the amazing Wentworth Falls Lookout. You can see the falls on the far left of the shot.

I would have shot this even wider but the safety rail gets in the way which is a pain in the ass.

I looked to take a shot at the same time with my Fuji GX617 but the angle of view is so tiny compared to what you get with a digital panoramic like this. Cropped to a 2.4:1 ratio.

7 image stitch with 5D Mark II at 32mm on 17-40 f4 lens, stitched with Photomerge in CS3. 3 stop Lee ND Hard grad.

Govetts Leap Lookout, Blue Mountains

govetts leep1

I have been quite busy working on a new project so I thought I would throw up an image I have been sitting on for a while.

I took this shot on sunrise at the start of one of my Blue Mountains Day Courses earlier this year and it is a 15 image stitch shot with the 70-200 f2.8 lens on the 5D Mk II. Cropped to a 4:1 ratio.