The panorama assignment for my class this week ended up being pretty simple and totally fun. I had a great time trying to pick out things that would offer a different-looking perspective if put into one large image. I mean it. It was fun.
I learned a few things too. You can't really know how these images are going to turn out until you try a few, so there are definitely things I would do differently if I were going to re-shoot - I'd be more careful about lining up the middle of the image and I'd be mindful of catching a little bit extra outside the bounds of what I wanted in the image, because once they're all stitched together, you end up cropping out a lot.
I also learned that I like Photoshop's panorama tool way better than the one I found for The Gimp. Maybe there's more out there for Gimp, but I don't know. I'm going to have to find out because - wow. It's a really big difference.
Wanna see what I did? As with the previous sample, know that these are re-sized to fit on the ol' blog here, and if you click on them you will see them a little bigger (but not nearly as big as the original file).
Of course, you saw the budgies. This one's just a little bit different than the first, but not much.
But there are cabbages too.
And I took a picture of this cool building top downtown:
This was an off-the-cuff one inside a fabric store that I loved:
Finally, here's Mindy sitting and gazing up and up and up: