It so often happens that I want to get more into my image than I can, especially when I’m around waterscapes. It occurred to me that I could use the panorama feature of Photoshop to capture some wider vistas. So I decided to do a bit of experimentation earlier this evening.
This image is composed of the following two stitched together.
It’s vital to keep the exposure and focus and white balance exactly the same in both images to make this work. You need to overlap anywhere from 20 to 40%. And the alignment is critical of course, which is not that easy, even with a tripod. But it’s quite fun to press the photomerge button and see the images combine into one. Now I need to get out there and get some more practice with larger panos…
Here are some easy-to-follow tips from Scott Kelby on creating panoramas.
17 thoughts on “A wider view…”
They look awesome Sherry! We did panoramic photos in a class I took in Photoshop at the local college. It’s really fun, but I did find it a bit challenging.
Thanks Donna. Gonna keep at it!
Thanks Roxi, and I appreciate your tips.
Thanks, Viv. Light is all…
Nice job Sherry! And beautiful view.
I think you did a great job!
Beautiful Sherry I love the light…
Thanks, Indigo. The wider shots do give more context…I love them for that…
Thanks, Sandra. Hoping for more!
Thanks, Kristeen. I’m glad you’re along…
Thanks, Tina. Just starting on this journey…
Very nicely done. It really does give us more of the atmosphere with the panorama, almost as if we were there with you. Beautiful sky!
I love the water reflections and that ever-changing sky. You seem to have managed that panorama shot very well!
I really enjoy seeing your photos and the little tips you offer – enjoy seeing where you spend your time..
Thanks, Cheryl. I just added a link to some good tips from Scott Kelby. It’s not that hard. Like anything else, it just takes practice!
A really nice seascape. I wouldn’t know where to begin.