Stitched Mountains; Week 8 of the 52 Week Photo Challenge.
It’s Sunday at 7 p.m. and we got home from our weekend trip to Squaw Valley a couple hours ago. The laundry is piled high and a there’s a lengthy to-do list waiting for me. I’ll momentarily pretend they don’t exist as I’m determined not to miss a week of the 52 Week Photo Challenge. It’s not too late, right?
This week’s challenge was to create a panorama using photo stitching. Uh, what? Creating a panorama on my iPhone is a breeze, but on a DSLR? No idea. Teach me your ways, Google!
While this weekend’s hiking provided ample photo opps, I didn’t want to lug my camera up the mountain. Thus, I snapped a few photos in and around Olympic Village this morning, hoping to stitch together something that was compelling enough for this week’s photo challenge. So, TAAA-DAAAAA! Olympic rings, the mountains, and errr… a washed out sky.
The light was mixed and terrible, and getting the appropriate setting proved once again to be my nemesis. But I continued snapping away and eventually figured out how to use “Photomerge” in Photoshop. While this photo leaves me less than inspired, it’s another reminder how great this challenge is: a broad enough theme to allow you to interpret each photo as your own, but enough constraints to ensure you’re learning something new.
Plus, it’s a memory from one of my favorite weekend trips ever and that my friends, is what photography is all about.