Pano’s again

Today I am running a little behind so I have been looking for something to post. I haven’t had time to work on the post that would have been posted today. I will either post that entry later today or save it for another time. This post is going to be short and sweet. I have already posted an entry about panoramic photography. I thought it would be a good time to give you an update.

Why is it a good time to post this update? I am glad you asked. After all the rain we have experienced in the great state of California. The rain has quenched the thirst of our deserts, high and low. During the next few weeks we are going to experience a desert bloom. All the deserts in the state will start to see their wildflowers bloom in multitudes’ of colors.

While the deserts are in bloom this will make for good wide-angle and panoramic photography. Depending on where you go to see the bloom and what time of day to photograph, the images will be amazing.

Anza Borrego Desert State Park will be one of the better places to see the desert bloom. Anza Borrego doesn’t receive much rain fall though out the year. In some years it doesn’t receive any rain. However this year it has received almost 5 inches of precipitation.

I ran across a good article on if you want to read more about advanced panoramic photography, click on the link Tip for Shooting Panoramas.

Here is a panoramic image I took in early 2006 while snowshoeing in San Jacinto at the top of the Palm Springs Tram. My wife and I went to the edge and looked down 2500 foot cliff face. This is a view of the Coachella Valley. Palm Springs below to Indo in the distance at the far right. This is a stitch of three photographs. I found a fourth photo that had my wife in it and it fit so I stitched that in too.

I was using an inexpensive point-n-shoot Kodak digital camera. I didn’t have the ability to manually adjust the aperture or the shutter speed with this camera. The first photograph on the left needs to be color corrected for it to blend with the rest of the images.

Here is the before and after without some color correction.

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