Panorama Of Montreal

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.

Happy shooting!


2 thoughts on “Panorama Of Montreal

  1. Frank

    Hi! Just found your blog while looking for X-Pro1 information (currently there are interesting deals available here in Europe so I’m considering buying one). And I saw the panorama…and thought…”looks like Montreal”…where I have been only two times for business meetings, and more than 10 years ago, but I was right! It IS Montreal. So it shows how much I was impressed by the city (and still am) 🙂

    Greetings from Germany!


    1. Thank you for your comment. I hope you enjoyed your time in Montreal when you were here. Good to hear that people still have love for the X-Pro1. It’s a wonderful camera and you will enjoy it very much. It’s no speed demon, but i was never meant to be so. Thanks again


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