Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Panorama Photos

Some years back there was a craze of sorts in the US for people using 35mm film to take what were known as panoramic photos. Of course the idea wasn't anything new, but the mass-marketing of the technology via disposable and inexpensive reusable cameras made it affordable for most people. I'd guess many of you have a photofinishing envelope or three sitting around someplace, although they were of such an odd size they rarely fit into standard photo boxes or albums.

The cameras exposed about a third of the 35mm film frame horizontally and the "smaller" negative sometimes made for a disappointing, grainy photo by the time it was blown up to a 3x9 or 4x10 print; rather like the old 110-sized film so popular for pocket cameras in the 1970s.

With the advent of digital photography you can find cameras with a "panorama" setting, but I don't own one. I rely on software to stitch the images I've carefully taken - and sometimes I can actually make it work!

The image at the top today was actually four photos, taken one afternoon near sunset in Lumpini Park in Bangkok - a place we'll undoubtedly cover again. The ones stitched below were taken at breakfast in Sattahip, South of Pattaya one morning at breakfast.

As most of you know: with ALL of the images here on the blog you'll need to click on the image to enlarge it. Some systems will allow you to click on the opened image again to bring it to full size. Right clicking the image and opening it in a new tab saves you having to remember to click the "back" button to return, but whichever works for you is fine with me. Just remember to come back!


Daxus said...

Dear Bao: Your sharing enhances my day immensely. I wish I had ventured here sooner. Kahp kun mah kap.

khunbaobao said...

Glad you found us! Everyday life prevents me from posting as I'd much as I'd like, but mai pen rai. Thanks for the kind words.


Anonymous said...

The KFC chicken bucket in the bottom photo reminds me that it's a small world afterall.

khunbaobao said...

Good eyes! I was wondering if anyone would spot that. For newcomers who might have missed it there was a post about KFC on May 15th.