October 29, 2014 7:24 am
5090. Cook Strait Twilight Pano
I’m not a happy sailor, and find myself crossing Cook Strait all too often. However, if I’m leaving from Picton I sometimes catch an evening sailing, so as to have the twilight and sometimes the moon for company. I’ve never taken the tripod up out deck, strangely, but simply hold the camera on the rail and use the 2-second timer delay. The magical panorama above was hand-held though, using the 85mm lens. The alignment of the two frames is not perfect but I was happy enough even getting this. I suspect telephoto frames are an easier stitch for a post-pro pano than wider angles, because telephotos have flatter fields of view.
7.54pm, 6 March 2012. f5.6 at 1/500th sec. ISO 2000
Posted by Barney Brewster