Over spring break we had the opportunity to head to Europe for a week and a half or so. Below are the first set of shots, all stitched together from multiple images. I’ll have some more conventional shots up hopefully in a few days, along with, at some point, a tutorial talking about how these shots were constructed.
Lilla Torg, Malmo, Sweden
The main reading room of the Malmo City Library
A different perspective of the main reading room at the Malmo City Library.
The large organ at St. Michael’s Church in Hamburg – one of the five large Lutheran churches in the city.
St. Nikolai was the largest church in Hamburg before the war, and for two years was the tallest building in the world. Allied bomber pilots used its steeple to sight their bombing runs during air raids. After the war, the cathedral was not rebuilt and today it stands as a monument to all victims of war and tyrrany.
The train platform at the main station in Hamburg.
The central train station in Gothenburg, on the main square.
A broader view of Gothenburg’s main square, from just outside our hotel.
A charming little castle in Dalkey, County Dublin. Closed on Tuesdays, which was the day we were there.
A shot from Christ Church View, in Dublin.
A closer shot of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin.
The village of Dalkey, Ireland. Bono has a house here, supposedly.
A view of the coast looking south from Dalkey.
The main hall at Kilmainham Gaol, in Dublin.
The reading room at Trinity College, Dublin.
A view of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, with budding trees in the foreground.
A view from the park next to St. Patrick’s.
Another view from the park next to St. Patrick’s.
The interior of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
A more zoomed out view of the interior of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Behind the alter at St. Patrick’s – recently renovated, or so I’m told.
A detailed shot of stained glass panels in St. Patrick’s.
A side window in St. Patrick’s
A large shopping center – St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Center – where we had lunch on Sunday.
Several years ago, Lisa and I went to Udvar-Hazy and took pictures. A couple of them made my “favorites” gallery, but the rest of them were on a hard drive that died.
Time to remedy the situation.
Also took a fun panoramic, that looked for a moment like I was going to be one picture short. In the end, it came out rather nicely.
Some HDR panoramas from the Blue Ridge Parkway. I’m particularly proud of the last one, which is a 96 image composite. Man these take a long time to process though…
Some panoramic shots taken in the Smoky Mountains last week. I have a new appreciation for how challenging these can be to stitch together… More to come from the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Repeat of technique from the Smokies, but spent some time today on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I also took some panoramic shots, which hopefully I’ll post soon.
I’ve really enjoyed playing with the Olympus in concert with Google’s Nik tools. Today I got to head out to the Smoky Mountains, and was able to snap some fun pics. Perhaps more to come in the days ahead.
Some shots from the UT Gardens today. Doesn’t look like there will be much more in the way of pictures after this week – though soon the leaves will be changing, which means pictures of a different sort…
Third attempt at some HDR macro shots. I’m not sure whether the effect on these is mostly from the HDR brackets themselves, or the processing that HDR Efex is putting on the images. Either way, I think the technique is interesting.
Some additional shots, this time exclusively from the UT gardens. Three of these are HDR macros, which I’m discovering can be somewhat tricky to take.
Shots from both the UT Gardens and Knoxville Gardens today. Lots of fun stuff to take pictures of this time of year. Also started experimenting with several HDR macro shots, which I think is probably much less common that general HDR shots. Will probably continue experimenting, as the effect can be cool.