So, a little bit ago I got a new camera (well, I guess it's no longer new) so I thought, since I couldn't afford any great lenses, I'd get acquainted with good post-processing. First thing to attend to was mending a mosaic of pictures together into one seamless picture. So, bellow is my evolution in trying to get a good panorama:
This one didn't look too bad. I was lucky that lighting
conditions didn't change too much as I took all the photos.
I was rushed. As a result I didn't get enough pictures to get
good perspective. Also, you can see the lighting conditions
changed drastically as I took the pictures.
That's not change, that's more of the same! I took these
pictures fast enough to have some resemblance to homogeneous
lighting, even though it's homogeneously dark.
Toronto Through a fishbowl:
This one turned out great! I took more than enough pictures and
did it quickly. You can see a few artifacts from mending (check
the train tracks), but all in all it turned out great. In fact,
there are parts of the image that were cut out of all the
photos that I had to reconstruct completely using photoshop
(special prize to whoever can guess where). If you want to see
a full resolution (17mb, 5989x4058) version, go
So, I was doing work and I look out the window and I see a
rainbow AND the moon. So, I quickly try to get as many pictures
as I can for a panorama. Didn't turn out exactly how I wanted,
but it is still quite cool!
For all these images, I loaded them into photoshop and used the
automated function "photomerge". Once the images were merged I
blended the edges and applied any sort of photoshop magic I
could to make the image seem smooth. This was hard in some
cases (ie: in the last image, sunrise, you can see a drastic
color change in the sky).
These skills are actually quite useful for many things,
especially the telescope camera. I used basically the same
technique to make the moon picture from the
telescope camera (although I probably should have used a
more stack oriented program... that's what the future is
So, feel free to download all these images, just remember they
are all licenced under the Creative Commons (Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5