Friday, June 26, 2009

Image of the Week

This is not a particularly crazy, or creative image, but rather just of a style that I like, namely stitched panoramas. Shooting a panorama to be stitched seamlessly, is one of the beauties of digital photography, and it also leaves you with spectacularly large files.

Annie Leibovitz refers to this technique quite often in her book, On Assignment, yet she takes it a step further and applies it to group portraits, something I haven't quite gotten my mind around.

Anyways, this was taken from Signal Hill towards Cape Town, on one of the few moments of sunlight, 2 weekends ago. I only got around to stitching it tonight.

 

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Now, in the picture there is little distortion, because undistorted images have been stitched together, but if you look closely (hard on a lo-res shot), you'll notice the new Green Point stadium to the left, the harbour in the middle, and the middle of Table Mountain on the right, 270 deg sweep. Now, that's pretty awesome in terms of wide scope. Widelux cameras could shoot close on 180 deg, but always with major distortion. This is the ultimate for me.

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