Weeping Willow Panorama

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© Andrea Petersen
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For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the Lord behold the earth.
Psalms 102: 19

This is the first time I have attempted to do a panorama with my Nikon D 7000 camera and hopefully I did it right:) ..I shot two pictures of the big tree limb using a tripod to line it up evenly, aligned and stitched the two pictures together, then worked with the dimensions. I don't have a panoramic camera... but went with the widest angle of my lens, 18mm to do this project. It was a fun experience and experiment...

Our weeping willow used to be a mammoth tree but a few years ago we had a tornado with wind gusts that knocked the limb over the ground not far from our house.This afternoon we were predicted to have winds 50-60 miles an hour. On the 14th we had a snow storm with up to 8 inches of snow. I didn't have to go very far to shoot this picture... just outside the front door:)

26 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (16 Jan 2014):

    WOW! Great job! I might have thought you would take this from inside. How brave of you!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (16 Jan 2014):

    You did great! Love it!

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (17 Jan 2014):


  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (17 Jan 2014):

    You did well. The photograph has a nice feeling.

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (17 Jan 2014):

    Beautiful winter scene Andrea...... you guys are having some bad weather, high winds are dangerous ! Stay safe....

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (17 Jan 2014):

    A beautiful see through panorama shot, Andrea! I love how the willow frames the view. Speaking of wind storms, two nights ago we had very high winds of up to 75 mph. The power was out for hours and a lot of poplar trees nearby went down. It did a lot of damage, so be cautious! This is the same weather front we had and it is traveling right across the continent.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (17 Jan 2014):

    It's a crying shame your weeping willow came down, but it sure makes for a gorgeous photo. Nice work on the panorama.....you completed it perfectly!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (17 Jan 2014):

    Thank you all for your comments....Panoramas are really quite interesting...When shooting two pictures to make a completed one such as I did requires having the camera steady on a tripod and remembering where you left off on the first picture when turning the camera to adjoin it to the second picture....The photo shop that I use is very limited as to what one can do with panoramas in measuring dimensions, etc. so I did all of the adjusting myself with the work space in my photo shop and was surprised it turned it out as well as it did:)

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (17 Jan 2014):

    Well seen and presented!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (17 Jan 2014):

    A very skillful and supeior image

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (17 Jan 2014):

    I love this scene. You did a great job Andrea!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (17 Jan 2014):

    excellent entry

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (17 Jan 2014):

    Beautiful composition, Andrea! Love your new profile photo! Happy weekend!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (17 Jan 2014):

    You did an excellent capture and stitching to get the panorama!!! The old weeping willow tree still offers you some beauty, it makes an arbor crossing your driveway that is attractive.

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper said (17 Jan 2014):

    You're way ahead of my game Andrea.
    Just stitch it together.
    Uh.... huh?
    Well done.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (17 Jan 2014):

    It was not all that simple Bailey but I did some research on googles to find out how to get the
    right dimensions and to fit it all together wasn't all that easy either.. but I did it the old way of
    how it used to be done with piecing pictures together without advanced methods of technology
    and it was fun!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (18 Jan 2014):

    I'm with Bailey. i've never tried to stitch. i think you did a fabulous job with this.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (18 Jan 2014):

    Panoramarrific entry!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (18 Jan 2014):

    Awesome and peaceful photo. Cold entry yet hot photo.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (18 Jan 2014):

    You did great on this theme, Andrea! Stay warm.

  • Tom Andersen

    Tom Andersen gave props (18 Jan 2014):

    Beautiful scene, Andrea!

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (18 Jan 2014):

    Beautifully done. However it was done.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (18 Jan 2014):

    Thank you David...I think it is the finished product that matters and how I did it was a formula
    that I figured out in my Paint.Net photo shop which is very limited for doing anything too advanced...I would suggest if you have an Ipod do it the easier way where the formula is already worked out for you...How I did it takes time...but this I will say the work area where I inserted the two pictures I re sized to the proportion of 6000x3000 and then re-sized the two pictures each that I inserted into that square with 3216 at the horizontal width end to fit into it One panoramic site suggested 3216x1608 but the 1608 didn't work with the proportion of my pictures so I let it be automatically calculated ...The finished ratio of the two pictures together was 5955x2079 after I trimmed off the edges...The stitching of the two pictures that I aligned was actually blending of the edges that I used with a clone tool...and that may not be how real stitching is done in computer terms but I am not a rocket scientist when it comes to high tech .. it is how I did it to make a panorama because I had no other choice.

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (18 Jan 2014):

    Great work Andrea!! Its awesome!!!

  • Sven Tomasic

    Sven Tomasic said (19 Jan 2014):

    awesome shot :)

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (23 Jan 2014):

    Very impressive work, Andrea. Major kudos for figuring out how to do this and accomplishing it beautifully.

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