Digital Photography

by Paul Farrier

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Pennsylvania Farm

This panoramic is three photos stitched together. The lens, a Nikkor 18-200, zoom was set to 50mm focal length to minimize lens distortion and the camera set to manual. Aperture and shutter speed was set and the photos were taken from left to right, overlapping the previous photo by about 1/4. Typically, a tripod should be used to keep the roll angle of the camera level and consistent, but having the far horizon visible, the horizon was aligned with the framing grid in the view finder. No perspective control adjustments were needed and the photo fit flawlessly.