Lay of the Land

The more panoramas I shoot the more I’m starting to figure out where is best to shoot them. I’ve found about 3 or 4 perches that I’ll be shooting from more over time that I pass by daily.  Each has decent unobscured line of site to sky that isn’t blocked by too many trees, buildings, or phone poles… Assuming there isn’t going to be a lot of industrial development in the spots (one of which I think may get some eventually, but the other few may be ok for a few more years) this could be interesting over time as the scenes will be shot from roughly same location as the months and years go by.

I also randomly shoot the sky if I see interesting cloud formations, but I’m starting to phase more away from that a little since it usually doesn’t get me good results unless a happy accident that I brute forced in to existence allows it to happen.

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Gifs…

Figured out how to create Gifs from Burst Shots in Android’s Camera App, so now I’ll probably be creating gif files for each burst shot I do over time going forward.  If they end up here in the blog or somewhere else, time will tell.  Camera app has made a lot of improvements in recent versions.

Crazy new device…

Crazy 3 pizza cutter, 3 back scratcher, 2 selfie stick, 2 over the door coat hanger thing (most parts purchased from dollar store a few weeks ago) home made dolly has been constructed. Got the idea over at https://www.diyphotography.net/this-is-the-cheapest-camera-dolly-hack-youll-ever-see-for-a-smartphone/

Basically created a 90 degree angle with the 2 of the back scratchers so as to dolly against a wall at roughly equidistant measurements for ‘texture panoramas’ and stuff like that… but it’s not 100% at a 90 degree angle so not sure if it’ll work for that particularly… but for panoramas it works nicely since it’s all on a pole, so it’s smoother turning than with regular tripod.  The two selfie sticks are at the top so I can extend up vertically a bit…  This is going to take some experimentation, but I think it’s a better solution to camera problems than the old thing I tried several years ago where I created a tablet tripod using a painting desk tripod attached to a camera tripod in a funky way.

I was originally, (and may still?) do some stuff with some toy trucks I found at Walgreens a while back… thought about using Sculpey to hold the selfie sticks in place inside of the concrete mixer on the trucks, but that was too fumbly.  .. and Katrina wants to use the trucks to play with so they are now hers…  Pizza cutter has much smoother edges than toy trucks even though toy trucks have 4 wheels…

Instead of rubber bands I’ll be using the selfie sticks or the new silicone thing that wraps around the phone that is used to attach it to a lanyard.

Sky Bar

Sky bar is a tiny panoramic photo of a strip of sky with some interesting clouds on it. This type of image could work well for blog or website backgrounds, etc.

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Sky Bar is available for purchase on Art Station!

Grand Reveal

Grand Reveal is panorama created from a few photos I shot recently of a cloud unveiling the great Sun behind it.

To me this image is a bit epic due to the drama created by the massive amount of chiaroscuro.  Lately the clouds have been very low to the ground in our area due to the 2019 flooding so I’m seeing scenes like this almost daily.

A few keywords related to this image are blue, sky, skies, cloud, cloudy, clouds, pastel, color, bright, billiance, sun, sunny, day, daylight, dayscape, rising, formation, atmosphere, environment, background, skybox, skyscape, forecast, weather, blue, white, fluffy, puffy, cumulus, fog-like, wind, windy, drift, drifting, organic, overcast. cloudscape, organic, soft edged, blur, sun, obscure, backlit, nature, white, layer, layered, drama, dramatic,  radiant, glory, moving, meteorology, panoramic, panorama.

Grand Reveal is available for purchase on Art Station!

Mega Froth Giant

Mega Frothy Giant is a panoramic photo of some interesting cloud formations that I noticed in the sky.

Included in this product are 3 panoramic virtual reality photos of the sky as well as a couple of cropped variations of the same images.

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Mega Froth Giant is available for purchase on artstation.

Note: Priced reduced to $13.50 as of 7/29/2019.