About 14 years ago, i took my little 35mm film camera to the top of Mount Royal and did a “panorama” of the city as you see it from the look-out.
My “panorama” turned out to be a bunch of 4 x 6 prints, taped together to make the “panorama” and i hung it up on the wall of my apartment. Somewhere, deep in some box i assume, i still have those photos.
The below “panorama” is made up of 5 photos, stitched together in Photoshop Elements. All photos within the panorama, were shot at ISO 100. f/8 was used because that is the aperture i generally use, but a much smaller aperture would have been best.
When i took some photos of the city from the same look out back in May, i never intended them to become a panorama. Therefore, the photo i have here, as a “panorama”, is technically wrong in many ways. For one, shooting vertically would have been far better for a panorama.
Anyhow, i was just thinking about those photos and i thought that perhaps i can attempt to make a panorama out of them. Usually, i use the Windows Photo program to do this, but it downsizes the photos so much, the final file ends up to be only around 40KB.
This time around, i used Photoshop Elements to stitch the photos together and my laptop nearly gave up! Thankfully, it made it through the task and i was left with a file of around 50mb. Much better!
Once all put together and somewhat polished off, i saved it as a JPEG. The JPEG, which i have attached to this post, is only 7.38mb, but it gives enough detail to serve it’s purpose.
As you can see, there is some distortion in the final photo. For a better outcome, i believe i would have had to fix the distortion in each individual photo and i would have had to have the intention of making a panorama.
Once again, i have learnt a little more about Photoshop elements.