March 26 – April 1, 2013
I don’t remember quite how it came about.
I don’t recall if I upgraded my iPhone 4S so it could take panoramic shots or if I suddenly remembered that the upgrade would allow me to. Either way, this was the week that I tried experimenting with panoramic shooting on my iPhone. That happened later in the week. In the meantime, I was trying to get more interesting snow shots this week because we had so much of it.
When I was heading home on Tuesday, someone had been busy plowing snow to the end of the street. I liked the way the light looked hitting this berms.
It was a little more dramatic looking than I was able to capture.
As I said we had a lot of snow, and it was still hanging around in force on Wednesday.
This bird house gives you a good idea of what we were up against.
And on Thursday, I tried using panorama for the first time in this project.
We attended the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra’s performance of the Magical Mystery Tour. This shot was taken prior to the show in the Atwood Concert Hall at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.
I am amazed at how easy it is to use this feature of the camera and the clarity of the shots. It is pretty cool how well it works. Sure there are some flaws in the shots, but I did this in 5 seconds. Oh, and the concert was pretty great too.
The weekend arrived, and we invited friends over to play Rock Band.
Nothing special here, really. But we had an AWESOME time playing rock band!
I experimented some more with the panoramic feature on the weekend. Here is our back yard.
It’s pretty wild to see a flat image of something you can’t see like this. Again, cool how easy this is to accomplish. I’d tried stitching programs in the past, which was fun, but not this easy.
Sunday was Easter. After lunch with the family, we took a walk in the woods.
Another panoramic shot from the hike. I really like this shot.
I caught this one getting home from work.
More brich branches and blue sky. I like this abstracted shot of the trees. Leaves will be on them in about six weeks. Summer does come slow.
More on that later.