Far and wide

Whew, finally Friday.  This week did seem to go pretty quick, but any week that follows twelve days off is always tough to get through.

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted an HDR panorama and I keep telling myself that I’d like to start doing more, but kind of always forgot about it.  Well, the past couple weeks I did remember and captured two different ones from various parts of the North Shore.  The first one, above, was taken on a photowalk with friend and fellow photog Zach Frailey of Uprooted Photographer fame.  We were hoping to get some misty shots of Pittsburgh from the North Shore, but unfortunately the weather just wasn’t cooperating, so I thought I’d try a four shot panorama instead.

The next one is from Monday late afternoon/evening during the snow storm that we had here in Pittsburgh.  I was farther down the North Shore, by Heinz Field, and fired off a ten shot panorama.  I actually remembered to keep the camera in portrait orientation instead of landscape, which made a huge difference!


Each shot is comprised of five exposure HDRs that were processed with the batch processing option in Photomatix.


Thanks a lot for stopping by today everyone, see you all on Monday!

  • Zach Frailey - January 6, 2012 - 12:46 pm

    Wow, by how bright the grass is in the top pano, I had no idea that was shot a few weeks ago. Looks like summer! Very neat bottom shot too. I like how the path leads to Heinz Field rising up in the distance.ReplyCancel

  • Curt Fleenor - January 6, 2012 - 12:59 pm

    Nice panos Dave! Have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Len Saltiel - January 6, 2012 - 12:59 pm

    Very cool panoramas Dave. The top image is cool with the two bridges.ReplyCancel

  • Jim Denham - January 6, 2012 - 1:23 pm

    Good panos Dave, but I really like the top image! Good stuff!ReplyCancel

  • Rick Louie - January 6, 2012 - 1:31 pm

    Very cool. They have sort of a fisheye feel to the images.ReplyCancel

  • Jimi Jones - January 6, 2012 - 1:40 pm

    These are really nicely done, Dave. Excellent job!
    I’ve been intending to do some of these as well… hasn’t happened just yet. LOL You know how that is. I’m encouraged by your fine work. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Chris Nitz - January 6, 2012 - 1:50 pm

    Really digging that top image. The distortion and lines are so much fun to follow. Nice work, Dave!ReplyCancel

  • Adam Allegro - January 6, 2012 - 2:34 pm

    That Pan looks awesome. I don’t think most people understand how much work making one of those actually is!! Have an awesome weekend buddy! How did the autograph session go??ReplyCancel

    • Dave DiCello - January 6, 2012 - 5:32 pm

      Awesome man, thanks for asking. Got all 6 I wanted and some great pics!ReplyCancel

  • Eden - January 6, 2012 - 2:42 pm

    Super cool Dave!ReplyCancel

  • Steven Perlmutter - January 6, 2012 - 2:54 pm

    Really nice panos Dave. I’m digging the almost symmetrical look of the first one with the position of the lines in the curb and the bridges in the distance.ReplyCancel

  • Jim Nix - January 6, 2012 - 3:41 pm

    those are awesome Dave, very cool and have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • LensScaper - January 6, 2012 - 5:02 pm

    I too thought these were shot with a Fisheye at first glance. Cool workReplyCancel

  • Chris Cowman - January 6, 2012 - 5:27 pm

    Very cool, panos, Dave. How much of a difference does portrait vs. landscape make during panos?ReplyCancel

    • Dave DiCello - January 6, 2012 - 5:33 pm

      Yes, definitely, especially when you use a wide angle lens like the 16-35 I use. A great deal less distortion for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Edith Levy - January 7, 2012 - 12:52 am

    Happy New Year Dave and great panos. I really love the second one with curves that the snow covered grass makes. Excellent.ReplyCancel

  • chuijbregts@ziggo.nl - January 7, 2012 - 5:36 am

    This is amazing work, you are NOW on my bookmark listReplyCancel

  • Chris Maskell - January 7, 2012 - 10:29 am

    Wow. Stunning captures Dave. I really need to try this outReplyCancel

  • Phillip Burrow - January 7, 2012 - 5:32 pm

    Wonderful panos Dave. I never thought about the distortion being less in portrait mode. Great tip.ReplyCancel

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