A Pastoral Panorama at Point Reyes

Panorama---Point-Reyes---2012

Last Saturday, I took a drive up to Point Reyes – mostly to visit some photographers’ open studios but also to do a bit of exploring out at Pierce Point Ranch.

As I was heading back into Inverness for my first open studio visit (Richard Blair), I had been watching the beautiful clouds off in the distance. At one point, the road made a 60 degree turn to the left and I puled over – taking two shots with my little Canon PowerShot S100. This image is a two shot panorama stitched together in Photoshop CS6 and then converted to monochrome using Nik’s Silver Efex Pro 2.

I enjoy the tree on the right and almost how the clouds are flowing out from it to the left. The fence provides a bit of layering to the image which I also enjoy. A fun – and beautiful – image shot with a bit of whimsy along the road to Inverness. Be sure to click on the image to see a much larger version!

Stockton Street – Chinatown – San Francisco

Stockton Street - Chinatown San Francisco - 2012

This is another image from my photo walk with Doug Kaye in San Francisco last Thursday. Doug noticed that this section of street across from us wasn’t blocked by parked cars, trucks, etc. He shot several shots that he put together into a panorama – and I did the same.

Mine were shot using a Canon 5D Mark II – three handheld images taken with a bit of overlap – and then merged together using PhotoShop CS5. I post-processed the image using Nik’s Color Efex Pro 4 and Silver Efex 2 – adding sharpness, sepia toning, and a slight vignette to make the image appear a bit aged. Click on the image to see a larger version.