Winter and Summer

Stamsund

Stamsund Lofoten Islands

© cody duncan photography. Panoramic photograph of Stamsund, Lofoten, Norway

Firth of Lorn

From the southern end of Kerrera. Islands of Insh, Garvellachs, Seil and Scarba. Oct 2006

© cody duncan photography.  panoramic photograph of Firth of Lorn from southern end of Kerrera Island, Scotland

Fog

Stromness :

© Cody Duncan Photography.  Reflection of boat in dense fog, Stromness, Orkney, Scotland

Loch Tay Monster?

I was doing some editing and saw this weird looking thing. object enlarged to 300%. Nothing appears in the photo I took 25 seconds before. Perhaps Nessie has a cousin?

My theory on the Loch Ness Monster: Loch Ness is perhaps the ugliest loch in Scotland; you aren’t missing anything if you don’t see it. So in order to get tourists to visit the area, they created the story of Nessie and now the loch is a cash cow for the whole region.

© Cody Duncan Photography.  Loch Tay, Scotland

Roof

© cody duncan photography

Sonnenwende

A group of people gathered on the dark night. The days now grow longer…

© 2007 cody duncan photography

© 2007 cody duncan photography

© 2007 cody duncan photography

© 2007 cody duncan photography

© 2007 cody duncan photography

© 2007 cody duncan photography

Simple Panoramics with Tilt/Shift lens.

Simple Tilt/Shift panoramic technique.

I like using a Tilt/Shift lens for my panos because the post processing is super simple and I don’t have to carry a separate rotating tripod head specifically for panos. Though I do have to carry a specific lens, my Nikon 85mm F2.8 Tilt/Shift is also a macro lens, so I can sort of kill two birds with one stone. If all is done correctly, I can put an image together in around 1 min or less. When moving elements enter the scene, such as water, that is where the fun starts; I’ll post on this in the future.

Requirements:

  • Tilt/Shift lens
  • Tripod
  • Cable release (not necessary, but helpful)
  • Photoshop

In the field:

Be sure the camera is in manual exposure mode. The camera can be used in either portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) orientation, depending on subject and what you want to do. If shooting horizontal panos in landscape orientation, only 3 shots are necessary, left, center, and right. When shooting vertical panos in landscape orientation, I will usually take 4 shots, as the overlap is a bit thin with only 3, so 4 will give you a bit more to work with if there is any complex blending required (this depends on subject, and in general 3 shots are adequate). You can also experiment with utilizing focal plane shift in combination with panos for some cool and creative results.

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Stamsund

The first time I saw this view (without the snow) was in the summer of 2001, sometime around 2:00 in the morning. It’s from a little mountain on the way to Steinetinden. It’s a very easy hike in summer, which gives an amazing view from the summit. When it’s covered with fresh snow, it’s a bit more difficult, but the view is better and worth the effort, though one wrong move near the top would mean a fall of around 700 feet.

© cody duncan photography. Stamsund, Lofoten

Ocean – Rock

© cody duncan photography. Rock in ocean in Northern california

Crater Lake

From back in the summer. click to see bigger…

© cody duncan photography. panoramic photography of Crater lake, Oregon

Been busy… Will post more often once the holidays are over with.