Fine Arts Photo Library by Owen Wilson
Here at Owen Wilson Photography we pride ourselves with our images in fine arts. These images are only available as prints, we won’t sell the digital image and we never sell our copyright on any of our images. Mostly these images are panoramas.
The beauty of the digital camera is that you can make a panorama from several files by stitching them together and creating some magnificent images. Using a small telephoto lens such as 70-135mm allowing 25% overlap for each image you are able to create a very nice Panoramic image. If you use a wide-angle lens such as 20mm you really need to overlap approximately 50% for each image to overcome the curvature of the lens if slightly tiled up or down. This will allow you to stitch the images together easier to compensate for the curvature.
Some of my shots saved in my photo library were horizontal, but I mostly shoot vertical, giving me a larger and better image to work with, end result a sharper, clearer image. I always use a tripod to shoot the images for my panoramas this gives me the best possible images to work with. Sooting around f11-f16 this gives a sharper images from corner to corner, for example if you shoot f2.8-f5.6 you can get a bit of blurring in the corners, so when you stitch the images together there will be blurriness in the connecting points of your panorama, the end result will not look great. This is the main reason for using a tripod, allowing for the use of a lower shutter speed on the camera, enabling you to shoot using aperture f16.
Panoramas range in length and height depending on the size of the images taken and the amount of cropping needed, also the amount of information needed for the area captured.
For instances the Echuca panorama above needed more length to capture the wharf and the boats, and to give it depth.
This image of Govett’s Leap above had enough length to capture the landscape and there wasn’t a lot of sky, so it fills the panorama without cropping. This was the same with the Melbourne panorama. Whereas the Port Macquarie panorama was like the Echuca panorama needing more length thus giving more sky, so cropping was necessary to fill the panorama.
This image of Six Mile creek was great because the length captured the creek in its entirety and filled the panorama.
This panorama of the Three sisters Katoomba was enhanced with the Kookaburra and Waratah complimenting the shot.
To see more of these amazing panoramas visit www.owenwilson.net.au and if you wish you can order one for your wall.