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Monday, September 1, 2014

mobile Monday–panorama

I’ve enjoyed the images that Prairie Jill and Miriam have been sharing using apps on their mobile devices and kept thinking that I would experiment with the images I can take or edit on my phone.

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Faced with a lovely horizon on a sunny day at the beach I decided to try the panorama app that I have – easy to use as long as you start on the left of the image and pan right.  It creates lovely images of a broad view but then I started playing with creating a distorted image

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I like the ones where I turned around as I scanned so that I get a flat image that I can’t actually see with my eyes (and to think they used to say the camera never lies).  In this image I was looking out to sea and the benches were on my immediate left and those building on my immediate right so I’ve captured 180 degrees

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then I played with following the railings – didn’t manage a smooth pan here but I like the effect.

And my favourite is also a distortion but you wouldn’t know it – I like the lines converging and big sky

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I was disappointed that I can only take a horizontal panorama – even though you can use the phone either horizontal or vertical you can only pan right – you can’t pan down.

I’ll be experimenting some more with this app in different places and looking at what other apps I can use – it seems that many of the fabulous apps that Jill and Miriam use are for the other kind of mobile devise.  Anyone else use android and have recommendations for photo effect apps?  And any tips for fun with panorama mode?

8 comments:

Sian said...

I think I need to try this one out. Your landscapes are made for it

Miriam said...

Oh these are gorgeous! I am hopeless at taking panoramas, I'll look out for android versions, I'm sure I saw one last week.

Melissa said...

I haven't used any apps with my photo, but this certainly looks like FUN!

Prairie Jill said...

I'm glad you're playing along, too! Love these panoramas. I haven't tried that yet. Something else to add to my list!

Prairie Jill said...

I'm glad you're playing along, too! Love these panoramas. I haven't tried that yet. Something else to add to my list!

marshaleith said...

I have an android phone(Samsung Galaxy) and there is a panorama mode for the camera built right in...I used it for one of the photos for the scavenger hunt..
there are a few online panorama generators too(just google panorama online)
I love the last shot especially!

alexa said...

You've created some intriguing landscapes with your phone - and have got great terrain for it too. Yes, isn't it a nuisance you can only go left to right!

marshaleith said...

didn't realize when I first saw this post that you were on android too(missed that bit!). I will keep an eye out for some panorama apps too...