Big Lick, VA

Posted in panorama, Photography, VA on March 6th, 2012 by Mo

I found myself on Mill Mountain this past Saturday (3-Mar-12), thought it to be a good candidate for a pano, so I set forth to produce one. I hadn’t made one in a long time so I was slow and methodical in my preparations. My new camera (Canon 5D Mark II), has a “Live Preview” feature, so being lazy, I simply glanced at the back viewer before I shot the sequence. I shot 3 or 4 pano sequences from different places on the overlook. My audience was very intrigued with my apparatus and methods. I wanted to appear to be the professional that all my equipment begged for, therefore I didn’t check my work on-site.

 I got home, downloaded the pics and …. WTH?????? I didn’t have full frame shots, I had circular shots!!!!! Dummy me took the lens cap off the 15º fish eye, BUT forgot to take off the conical sleeve that it fit onto … The shots I took looked like I was shooting down the barrel of a gun!.

I did throw together a few of the images and “worked” on them to come up with a static “flat” pano of downtown Big Lick.