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17th September 2022

Taking In A Wide View

I enjoy taking panorama photographs. When I look at one it’s as if I can scan the horizon from left to right or from right to left and experience an entirety of what’s in front of me. A panorama is wonderful way to capture landscapes and scenic subjects. 

I have a couple of cameras that are able to automatically take panoramas. My cellphone camera also has this feature. The amount of detail that is recorded in a panorama is quite amazing. Keep in mind that the enlarged panoramas displayed here have been reduced in overall size to fit on your screen – about 1600 pixels wide. Most of these original panoramas are more than 10,000 pixels wide!

Below are a few panoramas that I’ve taken over the years.

Click on any of the images to view the enlarged panorama.



Arches National Park, Utah 2013 Sony NEX-7 camera



Badlands National Park, South Dakota 2016 Sony ILCE-6000 camera



Cannon Beach, Oregon 2013 Sony NEX-7 camera



Crater Lake, Oregon 2013 Sony NEX-7 camera



Dantes View in Death Valley National Park, California 2013 Sony NEX-7 camera



Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona 2020 iPhone 11 Pro Max cellphone



Gerald Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan



Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming 2008



Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, Montana 2021 iPhone 11 Pro Max cellphone



Mono Lake, California 2016 Sony ILCE-6000 camera



Monument Valley, Utah 2019 Sony ILCE-6000 camera



Painted Desert in Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona 2016 Sony ILCE-6000 camera



St Louis Waterfront in St Louis, Missouri 2013 Sony NEX-7 camera



Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota 2013 Sony NEX-7 camera



Trillium Lake and Mt. Hood, Oregon 2017 Sony ILCE-6000 camera



Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 2013 Sony NEX-7 camera



Rim of Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 2017 Sony ILCE-6000 camera



If your camera or cellphone can capture a panorama have you tried it yet? The high quality of the images will amaze you.

Written by: Arnie Lee

Close Ups

16th September 2022

With the naked eye, it’s often difficult or impossible to see the detail of smaller objects.
Most modern cameras and cellphones have lenses that can focus close enough to capture some of this detail.

When shooting up close I try to have good lighting, careful focus and a steady hand (or better yet a tripod) to keep the images as in focus as possible.

Below are some of the pictures that I’ve been able to photograph up close without using any special camera equipment.
 
 


 
Whatever type of camera that you’re using you’re probably equipped to take close ups. It not only interesting to see your subjects up close with lots of detail, it’s fun too.
 
 
Written by: Arnie Lee
 
 

Fisheye Pictures

15th September 2022

With A View up to 180 Degrees

The fisheye lens is an interesting accessory. I have one that zooms from 8mm to 15mm. At 8mm the lens can take in a full 180 degree view. At 15mm it has a 175 degree view.

At the 8mm setting my lens produces a circular image and at 15mm the image is full frame. Regardless of the zoom setting the images are distorted and produce a panoramic effect. You can often recognize one of these images by seeing that straight lines appear curved.

I’ve used this lens both in the field and in the studio and get a kick out of some of the fascinating results.
 
 

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