Panoramic Photography

Panoramic photography has always been one of my interests and usually there are numerous opportunities to use this technique to highlight a dramatic view or landscape which normally cannot be captured within the limitations of a one frame shot. During a recent visit to Paris I took an early evening walk by the famous Louvre Museum which was beautifully lit up illuminating the wonderful contrast of the famous glass pyramid with the backdrop of the older architecture of the museum buildings; an ideal candidate for a panorama.

I shot 8 individual frames covering the extent of the buildings using an approximate 25% overlap between frames using an ISO of 800.

After running through my basic workflow in Aperture I exported the 8 frames as full resolution jpeg files and then imported these into Kekus Digital’s Calico 1.4rev2 application where the frames where interpolated, blended and then merged into a horizontal panorama as shown below.

Here is another typical landscape which can be an ideal opportunity to create a dramatic panorama. These 5 shots were taken at Suances on the northern Atlantic coast of Spain all taken at ISO100.

Again after post-processing through Aperture the 5 frames were exported as jpegs, imported into Kekus Digital’s Calico 1.4rev2 application where the frames where interpolated, blended and then merged into a horizontal panorama.

Calico software is an automatic multi-row photo stitcher application. Calico was developed with ease of use in mind and unlike many other stitching programs, does not limit you to a single row of images or a 3×3 mosaic. With Calico, you can shoot several rows of images or a single row.

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