I’ve been reading lately about the Brenizer method (something I’ve apparently been doing already, without knowing that’s what it’s called). Essentially, you take a bunch of photos of a still subject, then stitch them together into one image. The resulting panorama will have the depth-of-field (ie, background blur) of a single photo taken with a much, much wider lens.Continue reading “Brenizer bike”
I don’t recall ever being on ACC’s North Hill campus since, well, since ACC took it over. On my ride today, I decided to stop in and see the sights.
The main building, pictured above, was part of the Brandon Mental Health Centre before the grounds were purchased by the College.
Behind that building I found a lovely little park-like space.
Also back there was a chimney tower so tall it took three photos to capture it all, stitched together using hugin.
I also found a secondary building where a couple small trees appear to have taken root in the brickwork.
I was quite enamoured of the shadows in the one photo, and I can’t decide if I prefer it in colour, or in black and white. What’s your preference?
A couple photos, one from the southwest end of the city, one from the pedestrian bridge over the Assiniboine, both sharing a certain beige tone.
Photos from today’s bike ride: the once and perhaps future Eleanor Kidd gardens, and the weir on the river near First Street.
There’s some evidence that the city (or someone) has plans to renovate the gardens—there’s a rough road alongside the space, where before there was nothing, and some dirt piles nearby. I mostly hope something gets done. It was a lovely space, back when it was cared for. I went to a wedding there, and it was full of flowers of all colours and scents.
(The part of me that finds beauty in decay likes it how it is. Well, except maybe for the spray-painted penis on one of the pillars.)
I biked about 12km this afternoon, and I took my camera along with me. I saw some geese (so many geese) and what I think was a red-winged blackbird.
I went for a short bike ride today, after I finished work: over the bridge and down to the riverbank. I managed to get a couple photos of a kayaker enjoying the weather, and I’m trying to decide which one I like better. I think I like the closer-in one, though I wish I’d focused it better. (Looking at it again, maybe I could lie and tell people I meant it to be an impressionistic image.)
(Actually, they’re both crops of the same photo.)
I also got a photo of one of the trees that died in the 2011 flood, with the new crop of willows visible behind it. That one’s at the top of this post.
The Space Weather forecast called for a slight chance of aurora and the peak of the Lyrid meteor shower, so I packed up my camera gear and went out west of town. I let the camera snap away for about half an hour before I decided I was tired and came home. I mean, it was a school night, after all.
I got one very faint meteor and no aurora to speak of, but that’s OK, I got some star trails out of it, too. And a truck passed by me on the gravel road, illuminating the field for me, so there’s that too.
Nerdy details: 113 images, 15 seconds each, 11mm, f/2.8, ISO 1600, stacked in GIMP (no dark frames).
Forty-some minutes worth of Earth’s rotation. In the lower-left corner, you can watch the crescent moon and Venus setting; the moon is reflected, a bit, in the water that was on the field.
Nerd stuff: 153 light frames, 5 dark frames; each frame is 15 seconds, f/2.8, 11mm, ISO 800.