So I have a new technique to explore. I have been hearing about people using panoramas to make portraits for quite a while but have not had any applications I wanted to try it on. This afternoon, I decided to see what I could make with a simple 3 shot pano. I mounted the 50mm f1.4 on my 5D MKII, asked my son (bribed) to give me a nice smile, and then snapped the 3 photos as quickly as possible. This is the result. I haven’t done the math on the new effective field of view, but it is clear that this method will allow me to make some images that would not have been possible with my existing equipment. Stay tuned. I am sure I will have more examples of the Brenizer Method shortly.
We are down in Klamath Falls for the weekend visiting family. While we are here there will be tons of playing at the park, spending quality time with loved ones, exploring some areas I haven’t seen since I was a kid, some places I have never seen before, and even trying to recreate some old historic images of landmarks in town. This photo is from today’s adventure. After driving down from Portland, I had just enough time to head back out and try and find a good vantage point to shoot some sunset photographs. I ended up on a small bluff on the Northeast side of the lake looking into a standard, beautiful sunset falling behind the mountains to the West. The midges (Klamath’s famous little green bugs) were out in swarms like I have never seen before. I’m hoping to get higher up on the ridgeline tomorrow when I have more time to drive up the narrow little hillside dirt road that leads to the top and then runs parallel to the lake.
Things are already off to a great start for us down in Klamath. I hope you all are having a similar good time.