After that last post I have to cleanse our visual palates (yep, I mean palates – not palettes) with a beauty shot. This image is by Arthur Stephens (arthurstephensphotography.com). Arthur used the “panoramic” technique to capture this lush tropical foliage image from the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Conservatory. (Click on image to enlarge to full effect. Click “back” arrow to return to blog.)
Although panoramic photographs are usually associated with spacious vistas, the modern technique can be applied even within relatively small spaces, adding an extra-dimensional effect. Generally, multiple frames are captured of a specific subject or setting, and the individual images are “stitched” together by computer using various versions of “auto-stitch” software.
Here’s Arthur’s description of his technique:
“Two rows – three on bottom, three on top – shot at 1 to 2 stops under what the auto exposure dictated. Auto-stitched in Calico. Most panos are shot from a single origin point – but on this one I moved parallel to the subject to minimize distortion.”