Wednesday, November 14, 2007

River Thames panoramas

As you have probably guessed, last weekend we walked along the River Thames from London Bridge to Westminster Bridge. The upper panorama covers London Bridge on the right and the Cannon Street Railway Bridge on the left. The second panorama covers St. Paul's Cathedral from in front of the Tate Modern Museum. You'll have to click through on the images and select the "full size" view to be able to appreciate the images.
I realize that to do panoramas properly, you have to find the optical centre of the lens and use a panoramic head on your tripod, but with the clever blending and scaling of the tools available, handheld photos can turn into pretty decent panoramas. For the stitching process explained very well, have a look here.

Camera: Pentax *ist DS, lens: 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO