Before the Coffee

May 26, 2007

Panorama of Nubble Light

Filed under: Maine — beforethecoffee @ 5:08 pm

Panoramas that are built from taking a bunch of pictures and then assembling the sections in stitching software is an art in itself. It takes a good eye for details, good stitching workflow and usually lots of RAM. HDR panoramas are even more workflow intensive as each section of the pan shot will consist of several exposures. To see a pan shot on the monitor doesn’t do it justice. To really appreciate it you must view it large on a wall and as your eyes scan back and forth you will have the feeling of being there.

 This shot of Nubble light is made from twenty shots. Four sections, 5 exposures each section.



May 8, 2007

Nubble Point Light

Filed under: HDR, Maine — beforethecoffee @ 7:56 am

I found this reflection in a area of slimy seaweed down near the waters edge. After about 5 seconds of thinking about it I decided to go for it. I layed in the seaweed, camera handheld steadied by the rock base and started shooting. After a few minutes I heard distant voices “Are you ok, Sir are you ok?” I gave a thumbs up and thought wow Maine people really nice.


March 27, 2007

Glacial Erratic – Acadia National Park

Filed under: HDR, Maine — beforethecoffee @ 9:48 pm

For those that want to know a little about the earth we live on, this is called a glacial erratic. It travelled over 25 miles in a thick glacier over 2000 years ago. It’s big as a car and perched on the edge of the mountain.

For those that want to know a little about the picture, this is called an HDR image. I travelled over 750 miles in a heavy rain over 1 year ago to climb this mountain in the dark and take this shot. I lit the boulder with a big million candle flashlight during the exposures. I only got off one set of images when the flashlight started to die. The longest exposure was f/22 @ 28 seconds.


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