Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Birch tree-o

Birch tree-o

A three-pronged birch tree in my neighborhood in Elgin, Illinois. Played with really narrowing the depth of field. This shot is a panorama of 38 separate images shot with a 135mm f/2.8 lens and stitched together with a software program called Hugin (free download). By the way, Hugin is nice in that it takes into account the focal length of your lens and camera sensor's crop factor before starting the stitching process to ensure that distortion in the final image is kept to a minimum.

The cemetery shot from yesterday was also made using this technique and was composited from 26 separate images. Useful if you realllllly want to separate a subject from its background.

Photograph © 2009 James Jordan.


Martina said...

This is stunning. I have to try this one time. Thx for all the inspiration I get from your blog :-)

Wanda said...

I love when you talk "camera". I don't understand it, but I love it, and I love the picture. Want to sit under that tree and read!


Sue said...

Fascinating concept on this fantastic image. Thanks for sharing the info; something I will certainly want to explore some time.

Marice said...

that is really nice and thanks much for sharing that information with us.. though i dont know much yet about it :)

u may view mine if u have time