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Hello and welcome. Hope you enjoy the images I have posted. Please do not reproduce them without my permission. Most are available as note/greeting cards or as prints/enlargements. Thank you for visiting my site and your comments.
Many have asked about the Header image above, which I named 'Eerie Genny'. It was originally shot with film [taken on the shore of the Genesee River near the Univ. of Rochester]. During the darkroom development, I flashed a light above the tray. The process, known as 'solarization', produces eerie, ghostlike effects; some have mistaken this image as an infra-red photo. Some 35+ years later, I scanned and digitized the print, and did a little modern day editing, and, voila.
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Monday, May 28, 2012

Panoramas of the George Eastman House Rock Garden Entrance



Lately, a 'pano' craze has hit the Rochester area. Each day a panorama image is published atop the local news section [dimensions must be 10" x 2"]. To obtain this 5:1 ratio, one could take a single shot and crop it accordingly; but, this is not how it is done generally. Rather, a series of overlapping images are loaded into Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, for example, and then the software 'stitches' [or merges] them together. It is as simple as that! Of course, there are a bunch of dos and don'ts that go along with taking the shots, but no need to go into those here.  The top photo [that's the same person in three locations] came from five images and the bottom one from seven. Ideally, the camera should be mounted on a tripod to ensure maintaining the same height in all the images. However, in the examples above, I had hand-held my camera. When the various sections are stitched together, there are portions above and below that have gaps; but, with luck, cropping will hide them. Well, now that I've satisfied myself that I can do it, it's time to think about future panos.
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