Panor what????

As I’ve said in some of my earlier posts, my interest in photography started when I was in the 6th grade.  My first camera, the Kodak Disc, captured my 6th grade classmates, came with me to Disney World a year later, and even attended camp with me a few months later.  Over the years I have “graduated” to more advanced cameras, my current one (Panasonic Lumix FZ100) is powerful enough to see the craters on the moon.

got this picture off the internet, my disc is long gone...

got this picture off the internet, my disc is long gone…

Most of the pictures I take come from my handheld camera, but 6 months ago I updated my cell phone to a Galaxy S3 and now I’m using it’s camera to take pictures when I don’t have my Lumix with me.  I’m not one to read the entire instruction book cover to cover when I get new gadgets, so I mostly learn as I go, and hope I’m doing things right…

Along with the other pictures I’ve take with my phone, (see my tour of Sony Picture Studios,) I’ve recently figured out how to take Panorama pictures.  Panorama pictures are stretched out shots allowing you to widen your coverage area.  Here are a few that I’ve taken over the last week or so:

my first attempt at taking a panorama; on top of a parking lot in Santa Monica

my first attempt at taking a panorama; on top of a parking lot in Santa Monica

this is the swim gym at school, it closes up to become a basketball court.

this is the swim gym at school, it closes up to become a basketball court.

Century City; the third building on the left, was featured in the first Die Hard movie.

Century City; the third building from the left, was featured in the first Die Hard movie.

I decided to play around with Photoshop and see what I could do...

I decided to play around with Photoshop and see what I could do…

That’s it for now, I’ll be looking out for more panorama shots to take.  That, and I want to figure out how to do them with my Lumix…

HOW YOU DOIN??

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3 comments on “Panor what????

  1. Lu says:

    My first camera was an ole Brownie, grin.
    Love your new camera-phone. Wish we had that pool out in the back yard.
    Keep snapping those photos……even tho there’s no snap anymore, grin.
    Take Good Care, and I’ll see you next time.

    • Thanks Lu, glad you liked the pics. My students, who are now taking swimming during PE tell me that the water is cold. On another note, my mom went to the same school. Years ago she told me that they were playing vollyball during PE and someone hit the switch, and they all fell in…
      Joel

  2. Lu says:

    Bet THAT was a moment to remember! One of the International schools I went to in Taiwan, had an outdoor pool that was Olympic size in 3 directions (shaped a bit like a z). It was neat to have synchronized swimming as part of the curriculum! GREAT school that used the Modular system (Lectures in a HUGE stadium were 30 minutes long, small group discussions were 45 minutes, Laps and gym were 1 hr and 30 minutes). Each subject had it’s own library/study room/teachers offices…..and all books/research material/assignments needed for each class were located here, for grades 7-12. Also had blocks of time during the day when we were free……so that’d be a great time to head to one of those resource centers and work on homework. It as all independent, so was probably rough on the non-motivated student. GREAT experience. I think you’d have liked it….both as a student AND as a teacher.

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