Sunday, June 24, 2007

Bushkill River rope swing

Since I am running out of things to photograph in my back yard, I decided to take a hike today and bring along my Olympus E-500 and my cool new backpack with all my lenses.

I came across this rope swing that had been apparently been setup over the river on a tree for years. I didn't have my tripod, and most of these shots were taken at between 100 and 200 mm. Needless to say, out of the 40 or so shots, there were few that were worth posting to my flickr account.

I particularly liked this one because it highlights the motion in the background with the subject in good focus. One thing I'll say is that my respect for *real* photographers grows every time I try to do something and realize: "Damn, this ain't easy."

The view from our deck

Here is my very first attempt at using the AutoStitch software that is available for free. This is appx. a 300 degree panoramic shot from our deck. The right railing and the left railing are the same one... pretty cool, huh?

I will be playing more with this no doubt. Maine here I come.

The above picture is a series of 12 photos - 6 on the lower regions and 6 on the upper regions. AutoStitch places the photos together, cleans up any lines and deformities and creates these really cool panoramic images.

Must see the large version here.