It’s been a long time since I did concert photography, but I got a chance last night at The Square Room watching An Atlas to Follow. I’d forgotten how challenging concert lighting can be, but was pleasantly surprised at how well modern cameras handle things (for the most part). Definitely go check out their music (this video will give you a peek at some of their upcoming stuff).
Several people have asked recently whether any of my panoramic images were for sale. The answer is yes, and I’ve created a page on my images site that shows final crops, and what sizes are available.
Feel free to head over there, and let me know if you’re interested in purchasing any of the prints.
I’m spreading these out over time on FB/G+, but thought I’d do a dump here while I’m thinking about it (and have the spare hard drive hooked up). I don’t have details for all of these on hand, and right now the computer is churning away trying to process images from today’s shoot, but I will put up some descriptions over time. Until then, hope you enjoy.
This 322 megapixel composite image was taken from Newfound Gap, on the Tennessee / North Carolina border, looking into North Carolina. US 441 winds along the right side of the frame, headed toward Cherokee, NC. The final image is stitched from 196 component images.
This 91-image composite of the Blue Ridge Parkway running through North Carolina resulted in a 217 megapixel composite.
This is a 243 megapixel composite image, composed of 120 component images. It shows a random overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just before the leaves were at peak.
It’s been a while since I posted shots here, though there have been several on FB / G+. A few of the highlights, collected here in a single post.
The Seven Islands Methodist Church was constructed in 1865, and sits next to a cemetery on the bank of the French Broad River. This 297 megapixel composite image is created from 238 component images.
This 205 megapixel image is stiched from 170 component images. The barn sits on Martin Mill Pike in Knoxville.
A lone tree stands on a hill near Government Farm Road on John Sevier Highway. This 175 megapixel image was taken in late summer, 2014, and is composed of 105 component images.
The sunset lights up the sky over Government Farm hill. This 194 megapixel image is composed of 84 component images.
The sun sets over a freshly cut field in Kimberlin Heights, TN. This 325 megapixel image is composed of 190 component images.
I’ve been out and about shooting some more panoramas recently, as well as having a few I took a while ago, but never got around to processing.
Ayers Hall, on the University of Tennessee Campus. 297MP composite image.
Overlooking the rail yard just north of downtown, from the Gay Street bridge. 335 MP
A view looking across the Tennessee River toward Neyland Stadium at sunset, with stadium lights on. 315 MP composite image.
Knoxville at sunset. 302 MP composite image.
John Waters inspired me to go take some pictures of a running stream… so I headed out to Tremont to see what I could do. Definitely will be returning here in the fall…
Took the new camera out Sunday to play around a bit. It would certainly be nice if Olympus or Panasonic came out with a slightly longer macro lens (a 150mm wouldn’t be amiss…), but still was able to get some fun shots.
Spent some time in College Station this week, and had a chance to play around a bit with the new E-M1. Fun little camera. A few stitched images below:
134MP image (60 component images) of the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station
189MP image (125 component images) of the Memorial Student Center on the campus of Texas A&M University.
168MP (158 component images) of the Liberal Arts building on the campus of Texas A&M University.
Scouting locations for a picture of the Knoxville skyline. Hope to get another around dusk, but this one turned out better than expected.
Looking forward to getting back out and taking another…
A follow-up gallery from our trip to Europe, with more “normal” pictures.
It sounds crazy to say that we went to a model train museum, but this place was awesome.
This area was a recreation of the Swiss alps. All of the platforms are full of people, each created and painted by hand. Most impressive.
Every few minutes, the landscape changes from day to night, and the towns light up.
There is also an airport.
Planes fly in from one wall, land, and taxi to the gate…
At the gate, the trucks drive up to the plane, and reload beverages, etc. Then the planes taxi back to the runway and take off. Unbelievable.
Most of the major buildings in Hamburg are recreated in miniature, including Imtech Arena. There is a full soccer game being played (complete with footage of an actual match). Again, all of the people are made, and painted by hand.
A homage to Cadillac Ranch in the US section.
A bicycle race across the bridge. Small details like this abound.
A detail shot of the ceiling in the lobby of the Hamburg city hall.
Life is better when Futura is everyhwere.
This sculpture/statue is entitled “Prüfung” in German, which loosely translates to “The Ordeal” or “The Examination” in English. In so many ways it captures the spirit of the memorial.
At the Volvo museum. Expect a lot of logos.
The Swedes are proud.
The museum is actually fairly cool.
Initially the logo was attached to both corners of the grille, in the words of our tour guide, “Because if they didn’t attach it, it would have just fallen off. When you see this logo in your rear view mirror, you know you are about to be passed by a Volvo. At a safe and steady speed, but you will be passed.”
Gothenburg seems like a small town. And a company town.
This is a logo I would never have associated with Volvo.
Another old logo.
We need to get back to the era of awesome hubcaps.
Awesome looking cars wouldn’t be amiss either.
I particularly like the headlights.
The hood of a P1900
Hard to believe they made these around the same time as the P1800/P1900.
Again, seems a bit stylish for Volvo?
On the P1900. If anyone has one they’d like to give me, I’ll definitely take it off your hands.
After morning services at Christ Church.
External shot of Christ Church.
Katie, in front of Dublin Castle.
The two of us in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
The alter at the Catholic Chapel at Kilmainham Gaol.
One of the early cells at Kilmainham.
This is the hallway where most of the leaders of The Rising were imprisoned before they were executed.
The leaders of The Rising were executed by firing squad in this courtyard. After the stories of their lives and deaths began to circulate among the populace, popular sentiment turned toward the Republicans.
Busts in the reading room of Trinity College Library.
A door on the back side of Christ Church cathedral.