Monkey Rock Panorama
Monkey Rock | May 11, 2012, 8:46PM | Somewhere outside of Rexburg
Canon T1i with Kit Lens, and tripod | f/29 | .5s shutter | ISO: 800 | no flash
Uncle Rikko | May 12, 2012, 11:30AM | Rexburg, Idaho
Canon T1i / Tripod | f/5 | 1/800 | ISO: 800 (forgot to change!)
I am officially in love with panoramic shots! They are just so fun, and you can be so creative with them! The first shot I took at Monkey Rock. I finally accomplished one of my goals: to take a waterfall shot. I did this successfully, yet I do know now how I can improve in the future. I used shutter priority mode, but realized when I did that that it set the ISO up pretty high. If I remember correctly, you don’t want the ISO up that high when taking waterfall shots. I could have just lowered the F stop number and it would have done the trick. So next time I will use manual. So pretty. I didn’t edit this too much, just changed white balance a bit, added some contrast, darkened the sky a tad since it came out a bit overexposed.
The second one is of my husband, Josh, reliving his glory years, hah. This was an especially difficult panorama to do, since I had to try and set the camera on timer so I could throw the ball to Josh. I didn’t do too well at the throwing either, but owell. It came out fairly well! I kind of wish all my pictures would have been landscape so it would have made it look a bit more “realistic” and less staged, but I love it! I had a hard time with the overexposed background, I wasn’t sure how to fix it, so I didn’t mess with it too much. I brightened it up ever so slightly in photoshop. I also realized that I left the ISO at 800 again… bad habit. Doesn’t look too grainy, but could have come out clearer if I would have been more thoughtful.