2014-01-01 Skagit Preserve Heron [wide desktop]

Sometimes you just come away with all blurry photos. This is a shot to do properly I should have rigged a tripod with a 15lb weight with. However, I was just going with a monopod and leaning against a fence. Using a Pentax K10D, 300m 1/250@f/5 lens, this shot metered about ~2/3 stop under and that was clearly too little light for this rig.

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2013-10-06 Flight of the Heron [panorama]

So this was a bit of a challenge, mostly because I had to stitch together two different series of photos to help fill up the sky enough to get a level pano. Also, I’ve never needed to mask-out so many photos before. But this was a time-series. One of the things I noticed was that the exposure around the stitches looks odd. Also, the exposure at the east end and the south end was wildly different. I had to level it out with a giant lateral fade in Gimp to get the exposure much closer to even.

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Flight of the Heron

 

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