Wednesday, 20 June 2012

GigaPan of a syncline at Summerleaze Beach

GigaPan of a syncline at Summerleaze Beach in Bude

One of the privileges of living in Cornwall is being able to enjoy world-class geology. Whilst I concede that this photograph does not show the most exciting synline in the world, this GigaPan from Summerleaze Beach in Bude enables the arm-chair geologist to look in detail at part of the Bude Formation and folding produced in the Variscan Orogeny.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Cathedral GigaPan

How carefully do you look at the world around you?

These Cornish Saints stand high up on the western fa├žade of Truro Cathedral in Cornwall - they are Pinn, Buriena and Meriadoc. In all, there are 37 statues on this face of the cathedral. Call me unobservant, but I have been past hundreds of times, and did not know they were there. I took this series of 20 photographs on 26th May and stitched them into one high resolution image. You can have a look for yourself on GigaPan. Hover your mouse over the speech bubbles next to the snapshots to see the description for each snapshot. I took the photos using a hand-held Canon 550D and stitched them with Hugin.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Porthtowan Tonemapped Panorama

Porthtowan tonemapped panorama

This week I have borrowed a Canon 10-22 mm lens from a friend. The plan was to shoot some 360x180 degree panoramas, but I was not careful enough in my first attempts. This panoramic image is made up from photos that didn't make it into a bigger panorama. It was stitched in Hugin from four tonemapped photographs that I initially processed in Luminance. I am very pleased with the texture and light. I am also enjoying the lens, so need to start saving my pennies. It seems I may need a wide-angle lens, a panoramic tripod head and some more ram so my computer can process the bigger panoramas! On the other hand Luminance, Hugin and GIMP are all free, so maybe I need to explore them some more before I spash out.