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Panoramic Light

by on Sep.09, 2022, under Photography

Panoramic Light

Panoramic Light

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S @ 20 mm, 10 sec at f/1.8, ISO 3200 x 14 Frames

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

Capping off an excellent dark skies night at Cape St George – Panoramic Light. Gerry wanted to switch lenses (from the 14mm to 21mm) and finish with a stitched panorama

I had my Novoflex multi-row pano rails with me so this makes shooting the frames easier. The initial setup is a little longer, but once done it’s much easier and faster

I initially shot a single row of frames centred around the horizon. But I switched to this two row version (2 x 7 frames)

The panorama covers from directly left of camera to the right (perhaps a little over 180˚ all up). You can see Gerry’s camera, tripod and even some blurred mess of Gerry to the left of my frame 🙂

I actually shot 30 frames to get the 14 that I used in the final pano stitch. The reason being that we were trying to delicately light the foreground (not too much, not too little… just right) during each of the exposures. With two of us taking frames. Not necessarily pointing in the same direction and using different shutter times. It was a little bit of creative chaos 🙂

e.g. this is what can happen when our timing isn’t right :). This is a SooC of one of the frames – there’s no recovering from that 🙂

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S @ 20 mm, 10 sec at f/1.8, ISO 3200

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