Been visiting ...
OK a bit of history is in order: Ft Osage was built in 1806 and construction was started by Lewis and Clark (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Osage for more details). It stands on a bluff about 100 feet above the Missouri River. The buildings shown in the photo are reconstructions maintained by Jackson County Parks and Recreation Dept and does not include the entire palisade, 9 houses, a well and cistern that made up the final fort and was home to infantry. As to the smoke stack, that's a coal-fired power station Power Plant . Nearby is three-span through truss railroad bridge that was built in 1887-88 that is still in use for freight and Amtrak. Ft Scott on the other hand housed cavalry, is not a reconstruction, and is part of the US National Monument system.
In a very hot part of the country ...
there is always theCool of the Morning
[This is a panorama using 5 photos taken with 18mm lens.]
4 image stitch, of 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, shortly after return from Iraq. Battalion passed in review to honor relief of the Battalion Sergeant Major who had completed three combat tours in Iraq with 3/1
Broken Barn, New Milford CT
I also put together my first ever free-stitch panoramic shot. This is compiled from 5 separate images... Broken Barn Panorama
: I removed the scrollbars from the pano shot. If you don't see the whole thing, either open it in a new window, or use your arrow keys to scroll...
Grand Canyon During the Golden Hour
Rockadee's love for nature and animals is very apparent in his photographs. And, since I am a lover of both, taking pics of them is a great joy for me. Thank you, Rock, for your love of nature, and I strive to be half as good as you!
Something else I've not been comfortable with photographing has been cars/bikes. ClassyShots has helped me a lot with pointers on what/how to shoot. Thank you, Classy Shots for all your help!
Hope y'all enjoy!
Tribute and Muchas Gracias!!!!
I've had so much help here and inspiration; it's hard to include everyone in one post. Some of these people have "coached" me on what to do; others I have just admired your work and strive to take pics as well as you.
I'll start with the one who gently "nudged" me to look outside the box. Here's to you, John 2 3 4 5
I admired these and longed to do one, but didn't know how. dennisjb and Colbb are my inspiration and guide here.
To StevenWolf for inspiration on b/w and wood texture.
Y'all know I've been struggling with my moon shots; poor ol' Wilk has coached until he's probably thrown his hands up in defeat! I AM still trying....
Lastly on this post, I want to acknowledge Jimmy Neutron, the macro king!
I thank everyone on this site for helping me to achieve what I have so far; I'm not where I wanna be, but I'm closer than I was. THANK YOU, and I hope y'all enjoy!
Fremont Bridge in the light of the sunrise
I also saw some the buildings sticking out of the fog. But all of the other panaramas I took this morning didn't turn out good enough to post. Sorry.
I did, however, take a time-lapse of the fog dissipating. I can't wait to put it together into a movie...
Beautiful Sunrise in Portland
This first pan was taken at 7:20am. You can still see the lights on the Hawthorne bridge. And the focus was fantastic. 13 shots at ISO100, f/10, 5 second exposures
This second pan was after the sun was more firmly in the sky. See how the sky has turned? 7:42am. 12 shots at ISO100, f/5, 1/15 second exposures.
After I left there, I went to work. Looking out the window towards the sunrise, I could see fog nestled in among the trees and hills in the east. It was stunning. 8:19am. 18 shots at ISO 100, f/22, 1/15 second exposures.
All of the images were stitched together using Autostitch (http://www.autostitch.net/). After stitching at 100% using linear blending, I loaded them into Photoshop, cropped them to where I wanted them, then applied an Auto Contrast. Finally, a pass with CSpro (http://www.fredmiranda.com/).
Enjoy. Or heck, maybe purchase? :)
Portland from the 32nd floor
The series was shot using a Canon 20D with a 35-105 canon lens at maximum zoom, f5.6, 1/15th, no filters. It was done with 36 shots, each shot approximately has 1/2 overlap with the previous shot. The stitching was done with Autostitch, using linear blending.
It could probably stand to be cropped a bit. But this shot is all about seeing EVERYTHING...
Downtown Portland Panorama
Afterwards, I went across the river and set up my camera and took some shots to take back and stitch together.
Here's the end result. I think I need to use Manual exposure next time... :P
By the way, see that tall building on the right? I work there!
I'll See Your "Four".......
Biking on the street