Shooting panorama requires sharp lenses and high resolution. A 36 Mpx camera with a 50 mm lens can make the trick. The pictures below are 100% crops of the first picture, the full panorama . Enjoy Lisbon from the terrace of Santa Justa.
Click to open in a new window and click again to zoom in the 9 MB panorama to enjoy its 17,000 px width.
São Jorge Castle (middle-top crop)
Rossio Square (bottom-left crop)
Figueira Square (middle-left crop)
Pictures shot with Nikon D800 + 50 mm f/5.6
Click each panorama to open it in a new tab and click it again to view it 100% – each picture is 768 px h x several thousands w px
Above, a 50 picture stitched panorama: click it to open in a new tab and click it again to see it at 100%. This huge view spans from the Kleiner Myhten peak in caton Schwyz (left, 1811 m.s.l.) to mount Pilatus behind Lucerne (right, 2,128 m.s.l.). The mountains of at least 5 cantons are visible: can you spot the antenna on the Titlis peak?
Above, a 21 picture stitched panorama shot with the Nikon 70-200 mm pointing south at the Alpine border between Canton Graubünden and Italy
Above, a 12 picture stitched panorama shot direction lake Lucerne
Finally, a 6 picture stitched panorama shot with the Nikon 50 mm from Rigi Kulm towards Rigi Scheidegg.
With less than 16GB memory, merging a panorama made out of more than 10 pictures can be a problem with Hugin. Especially with pictures of 36 MP resolution like with Nikon D800. A solution comes from downsizing the pictures either to a) 5000 x 3333 px, for panorama stitches made out of max 20 pictures or b) 1600 x 1067 px, for panoramas up to 50 pictures. Here above you have panoramic views from Mount Rigi, “The Queen of mountains”, a 1,798 meter high peak in Switzerland.
This is a research on creating landscape photography on plant subjects. Spring is blooming and high is the temptation of shooting single, static, wonderful objects like flowers and buds. However, where is the photographer interpretation in reproducing single objects? The creation of floral landscapes pushes the photographer to look for shape repetition, pattern development, light focusing, background uniformity, series building and contrast search. Below the results.
New and old
New on old
Needles and spikes
Leaves or flowers ?
Pictures shot with Nikon D800 in live view mode plus Nikon 50 mm f/1.4 G at its soft spot (f/5.6). Click each picture to enjoy full details.
Click each picture to enlarge.
With an infrared filter mounted on my Nikon 50 mm f/1.4G on D800, here is a time lapse in a single merged picture (one shot every 15 seconds, selected). Notice the tree branches on the upper right corner.
The tropical greenhouses of Zürich Botanical Garden shot during the initial phase of the solar eclipse on 20.3.2015. Picture merging shot with D800 mounting the Nikon 16-35 mm f/4 (background) plus the 70-200 mm f/2.8 (sun) – camera settings: 1/8000 secs, f/22, ISO 25
Time lapse movie of the solar eclipse of 20.3.2015 in Zürich. Pictures shot with D800 + 50 mm f/1.4G + infrared filter