Saturday, May 24, 2008

Capturing the glide

Whilst I have made multi-image montages of birds in flight before, i have found trying to use tools like autostitch, a little hit and miss, mainly because it is seldom that I have enough overlap for such automatic software to make seamless joins. So I have had to resort to more manual techniques.


The three photos I took (show above) of a pacific gull landing on the beach, had enough surrounding detail to try out autostitch and it did find joins for the last two PAACIFIC GuLL PANO (1)-2images and it is beautifully seamless. However autostitch refused to add in the first image, despite all my attempts twiddling with the overlap settings.

I was therefore very surprised at how beautifully the windows Live Gallery make/panorama tool worked. i guess the only problem was the shift in the overlap because i was panning up as I was also panning horizontally. So I decided to make a feature of these joins, in the stepping black "matte".

Pacific Gull Glide (1)-3

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Pacific Gull Sunset

Pacific Gull Sunset
Pacific Gull Sunset, originally uploaded by imageo.

Monday, May 19, 2008

venus bay beach sunset

venus bay beach sunset, originally uploaded by imageo.

it was very cold but still worthy the effort to capture the last of the sun's ray.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Photographing birds in flight

Taking photos of birds in flight has become quite a personal challange. It is not that easy, they move fast, your don't get to choose the background or lighting, the list of issues goes on an on, BUT the results can be very pleasing. If you are interested there is a great group on flickr Field Guide: birds of the world and I like the second entry of their tips for better bird shots,
1. practice
2. practice
3. repeat

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

fleeting light

Photographing a rainbow is difficult enough, but the light wasn't great and I wanted to try out a HDRi set and get a piece of driftwood in the foreground. Ok it didn't quite work because I can not get good registration on the images, because i was moving and it was hald held. Still the rainbow was spectacular.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Almost Winter

Autumn is drawing to an end and winter is drawing near


A special thank you to all those who attended my first "solo" exhibition opening on Sunday. Especially Kieran Kennedy for his well researched words as he opened the exhibition. For those that missed the opening the exhibition is on in the Meeniyan Art Gallery till 23rd May.

Earth :: Water :: Wind
Photography & Art Works by Norm Hanson
May 4th-23rd
Meeniyan Art Gallery
84 Whitelaw St. Meeniyan 3956

Meeniyan might be worth the visit if you are a fan of the ABC new drama Bed of Roses, much of it is filmed in this beautiful part of south gippsland.